Jeffrey Moose Gallery in downtown Winslow will host “Jazz Portraits 2019,” its third exhibition of jazz portraits in October and November in celebration of BIMA’s latest partnering with Within/Earshot Jazz Festival.
The exhibit features local painters Cory Bennett Anderson, Anna Pollock and printmaker David Baird together, with historic jazz photos by Jerry Stoll from the collection of a Bainbridge Island resident.
The exhibit will open on First Friday, Oct. 4 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
On the next night, Saturday Oct. 5 will feature, for the first time, a performance by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, with guests, live in the gallery from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Noteworthy pieces on display, gallery officials said, include Bennett Anderson’s 6-foot-square mixed-media image of legendary Seattle vocalist Ernestine Anderson, “My Kinda Swing.”
Bennett Anderson is from Las Vegas, where he was inspired by his artist mother and taken with the aura of celebrity and mixed his “street” style with memorable images of Hollywood’s kings and queens.
He works in mixed-media: bright colors and powerful gestures in ink, spray paint and collaged text create context for the American icons we all revere, emphasizing the fantasy world we live in with them.
Pollock, a painter, was convinced to do portraits for the exhibition after the gallery owner saw examples of her work on her phone.
Painting since she was 15, Spielman introduced her to oil painting and she’s been in the wood shed ever since, inspired and influenced by music, her second passion.
Working principally on the figure, Pollock studied the works of Lucien Freud and Egon Schiele from books. She was educated at Savannah College of Art and Design for two years and then earned a BFA from Lewis and Clark College in 2013.
This is her first gallery exhibition.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art marketing director Korum Bischoff selected a print by former Bainbridge resident and Jeffrey Moose Gallery artist David Baird to use on the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival 2019 poster, so his work is also included. He is also an architect and has exhibited more than 50 times since 1990, including many shows juried by well known critics and curators.