On Friday, September 1, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., the Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland will host the opening reception for a show called “I Cover the Waterfront.” Six artists will share their views of lobstermen’s wharves, shipbuilding facilities, and the natural coastline.
In her paintings, Barbara Beebe delights in the patterns of lobstermen’s buoys and traps and the structural underpinnings of the wharves.
In long, low pastels and mixed media pieces, using a limited palette, Pam Cabañas continues to explore the intertidal areas of her beloved Muscongus Bay.
In plein air oil pastel drawings of the Cape Cod coast, Gregory Chilenski and Lorna Ritz both evoke the fleeting, ever-changing moods of the sky and sea, and even of the land itself.
John Snyder offers both duotone and color photographs of shipbuilding and of work aboard huge commercial ships.
Michael Torlen’s deft watercolors catch the sea churning and splashing against Monhegan’s rocky shore.
The show’s title, “I Cover the Waterfront,” is the title both of a 1932 novel by Max Miller and of a song written a year later by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman. The song became a jazz standard, performed by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, among many others. At the opening, pianist Steve Lindsay will play this tune, along with many other jazz, boogie-woogie and blues classics.
The show will stay up through September 30.