'Lost & Found' in Middletown, R.I.

  From “Alexameta Series’’ (pen and gouache), by the famous surrealist painter Ben Katz (1934-2012), in his joint show with sculptor R.L. Stetson entitled “Lost & Found — Reclamation and Celebration,’’ at DeBlois Gallery, Middletown, R.I.

From “Alexameta Series’’ (pen and gouache), by the famous surrealist painter Ben Katz (1934-2012), in his joint show with sculptor R.L. Stetson entitled “Lost & Found — Reclamation and Celebration,’’ at DeBlois Gallery, Middletown, R.I.

Middletown, to the immediate north of Newport, is known for, among other things, a large number of Navy-connected people because of the big naval facilities in Newport, some beautiful beaches, an elite boarding school called St. George’s School recently made infamous by sex scandals, some rather pretty vestigial countryside and some of New England’s ugliest shopping strips.

  Second Beach, in Middletown.

Second Beach, in Middletown.

  St. George’s School.

St. George’s School.