“Blue Assemblage,” photograph by Terry Hire
“Blue Assemblage,” photograph by Terry Hire
On Friday, September 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Jonathan Frost Gallery, at the corner of Main Street and Park Drive in Rockland, will host the opening reception for “Abstract and Semi-Abstract,” a show with work by artists Brenda Free, Terry Hire, Sally Lee and Linda Simmons-Arnold.  Steve Lindsay will play jazz piano. Brenda Free does small non-representational pieces on paper, mostly in acrylic, sometimes incorporating collage.  Photographer Terry Hire, whose focus is on the abandoned man-made environment, will be showing work from two series — “Color Planes,” close-up shots of old painted plaster walls in Morocco, and “Geometrics Blue,” compositions based on stacks of discarded steel products. Sally Lee’s paintings of swimming pools and their human and feline fans are wholly representational, but she clearly enjoys the abstract visual treats that her subjects offer. Linda Simmons-Arnold’s paintings, mostly of landscapes and flowers, are representational, but, she says, “My approach starts with a general idea. It could be simply a color theme I want to try out.… My main interest is in the colors and how they play off one another.” The show will be up through October 2.