Waldoboro roots artists Besaw and Parmley at Old No. 9


The “Old Number Nine” Gallery on Friendship Street in downtown Waldoboro will present an exhibition featuring the work of two well-known mid-coast Maine artists with strong Waldoboro roots, Bob Besaw and Stephen (Randy) Parmley.

Parmley’s paintings in oil, watercolor and gouache vary from bold statements, swirling with the energy of creation, to simple Zen-like sumi paintings anchored in stillness. Also featured are his sculptures in stone, wood and mixed materials.

Incorporating architecture, automobiles, seascapes and landscapes, both rural and urban, Besaw’s work in acrylic represents the world we recognize, characterized by a sense of place and perspective with a twist.

The use of mixed media inspired a move into abstract expressionism, where the flow and the rhythm of the world around us has led to what is felt within, rather than what is visually observed.

The exhibit will be August 8 – 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Monday, with the opening on Saturday, August 9, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. For further information, call 594-1819 or 790-0527.