“Fall in Love” at Philippe Guillerm Gallery in October

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“Bearly There” by Philippe Guillerm

Philippe Guillerm Gallery is pleased to present “Fall in Love” a collection of Paintings and Sculptures by Philippe Guillerm, at a reception on Saturday, October 11, from 5 to 7pm.

This group of paintings and sculptures represents the artist’s view on colors and movements from nature and human actions. Philippe has worked on his paintings and sculptures during the summer and has finished an extensive multi-themed art collection ranging from bicycle moves to bear squished piano player. The “Fall in Love” collection is a wonderful burst of Autumn colors. The exhibit will be up until mid October as the artist prepare his travel toward the South of the Carebbean Islands to prepare his next year’s collection.

October 11 marks Waldoboro’s first four-gallery art evening in the village, with paintings by Anne Heywood at “The Governor’s Mansion,” photography by Claire Murphy at Old Number 9, sculpture and paintings at Philippe Guillerm Gallery. All are within easy walking distance. A short drive to Maine Coast Artists Gallery in Friendship brings the total to five for the peninsula.

More information is available at guillermsculptures.com and on Facebook.

Sally Loughridge at Tidemark Gallery in October

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“Landward” by Sally Loughridge

Tidemark Gallery is pleased to present “Horizons,” a collection of oils and soft pastels by Sally Loughridge, at a reception for the artist on Saturday, October 11, from 5 to 7pm.

This group of paintings represents the the artist’s well-developed skill in representing her ideas related to the actual horizons we see in Maine, whether sharply defined as in the meeting of ocean and sky on a clear day, or hidden by woods, atmosphere or the uneven lay of the land. As metaphor, the horizon beckons. It calls for a stretch beyond the self and the present, to something greater and filled with possibility.

October 11 marks Waldoboro’s first four-gallery art evening in the village, with paintings by Anne Heywood at “The Governor’s Mansion,” photography by Claire Murphy at Old Number 9, sculpture and paintings at Philippe Guillerm Gallery. All are within easy walking distance. A short drive to Maine Coast Artists Gallery in Friendship brings the total to five for the peninsula.

More information is available at tidemarkgallery.com and on Facebook.

Joyce Steel “Stillpoint” at Tidemark Gallery

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“Sea Smoke #2″ by Joyce Eames Steel

Tidemark Gallery on Main Street in Waldoboro will host an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 6, for “Stillpoint”, a show of paintings by artist Joyce Eames Steel, which will be on view from September 3 – October 4.

Steel’s small scale works, in oil and in acrylic, range in style from realism to non-representational. Some are executed with attention to detail, while others move beyond the descriptive to focus on light and color to achieve the subtle essence of the moment. Whether a coastal scene or a non-objective piece, her paintings frequently capture the feeling of “still shots” — timeless, serene and contemplative.

Steel belongs to a family of artists in Maine. She began her formal art training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and holds a degree in design from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT. She also studied painting and design at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. Her varied career has included teaching art both in private and public schools, graphic design and marketing, work in the non-profit sector and in social services – most recently for Healthy Lincoln County. She currently paints from her studio in Waldoboro and plans to teach classes at River Arts in Damariscotta in the upcoming year.

This September 6 event will be another in a series of multiple-gallery openings including Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship, Philippe Guillerm Gallery and Old Number Nine in Waldoboro.

Tidemark Gallery hours are 10 to 5, Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main Street, Waldoboro, 832-5109, or visit tidemarkgallery.com

Music and Poetry Saturday and Sunday in Waldoboro Village

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On Saturday, 27 September, 6:30 p.m., there will be a folk, blues, jazz jam at
Old Number Nine, Friendship Street, next to the drug store in downtown
Waldoboro. Everyone is welcome to bring their acoustic instruments, snacks,
beverages and talent.

On Sunday, 28 September, 2:30 p.m., Old Number Nine will also host an open
reading of poetry and/or prose, followed by a potluck supper of finger foods and
salads. Stephen Randall Parmley will read from his collected poems, “Gaia
Sutra.”

Contributions will help support the Medomak Arts Project — MAP — A Public
Benefit Corporation, in its aim to foster the creative arts in the Medomak
region. For more information, please call 790-0527.

“At the Governors”: Anne Heywood Paintings Exhibition

For the first time, the “Governor’s Mansion” in Waldoboro, Maine, formerly the home of two Maine Governors and one U.S. Senator, will serve as a unique setting for a special evening exhibition of Anne Heywood’s original paintings. Heywood’s landscapes and still lifes will grace the walls of this historic building, which is in the early stages of renovation, on Saturday, October 11th from 4 – 7 p.m.

Governors-Mansion

Built ca. 1830 as a wedding gift to a wealthy shipbuilder’s daughter, the “Governor’s Mansion” was home to some of Maine’s most important citizens. Miss Harriet Haskell, an early alumna of Mt. Holyoke Seminary and renowned in the field of education, lived there in the mid-1800s. Sebastian S. Marble (1887-1952), Governor of Maine, also lived there in his later years with his daughter. More recently, the Hon. Frederick G. Payne, Governor of Maine 1948 – 1952, and U. S. Senator 1953 – 1959 lived and kept a home office at the “Governor’s Mansion” until his death in 1978.

Anne Heywood, owner of Artwork by A.Heywood at 808 N. Nobleboro Rd., Waldoboro, has been a professional artist, author (Pastels Made Easy, Watson Guptill Publications), and workshop instructor for over 25 years. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, most recently the International Association of Pastel Societies 2013 Silver Award and the 2012 Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts. To read her biography and see her work, visit anneheywood.com.

“At the Governors” is being held in conjunction with events and openings at the nearby Tidemark Gallery, the Philippe Guillerm Gallery, and Old Number Nine, all within a short walking distance of each other. This evening promises to be an exciting one in Waldoboro!

One Artist, two very special talents, at Philippe Guillerm Gallery

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“Sprint II” by Philippe Guillerm

Saturday, September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., Philippe Guillerm Gallery will host its
last season show with Color Exhibit & Surprise Masterpiece a retrospective
of the 2014 Collection of fun, local and colorful paintings and the
unveiling of a surprise masterpiece by French-born artist Philippe Guillerm.

Philippe Guillerm¹s work includes paintings, sculptures and a vast array of
architectural restoration and decoration details. He is greatly influenced
by his sailing & biking life, and many local colors and themes. His
paintings combine the warm colors of the Caribbean and the very local themes
like The Blue Hands Lobster Man or the underwater view of lobster buoy with
World of Silence. Philippe also has an extreme sense of humor and will make
you smile more than once on seeing his new concept of the Player Piano.

This September 6 event will be another in a series of multiple-gallery
openings including Tidemark Gallery and Old Number Nine in Waldoboro and
Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship.

Philippe Guillerm Gallery hours are 10 to 4, Tuesday through Friday. For
more information, please contact Philippe Guillerm Galley, 882 Main Street,
Waldoboro Village, 701-9085, or visit guillermsculptures.com.

Tidemark Galleries open four new shows

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“Quebec City” by Julian Sacks

Tidemark Gallery‘s featured artist is Julian Sacks, equally at home in rural Whitefield, Maine, as in the urban centers of the world. For this show, his oils and watercolors are all “Citiscapes.”

Friendship’s Maine Coast Artist Gallery is presenting “Inspired by the Earth,” a collection of fine art and crafts.

Philippe Guillerm Gallery hosts painter, Jim Root, with sculpture and paintings by Philippe Guillerm.

Old Number Nine will have a pop-up show of paintings by Bob Besaw and Stephen Parmley, with sculpture by Parmley.

“16th Annual Eastern Views” by Jean Kigel at Brick House Gallery

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“Bouquet in Pewter” by Jean Kigel

The Brick House Gallery at 176 Winslow Mills Road/Route in Waldoboro will showcase Jean Kigel’s “16th Annual Eastern Views” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 8 -10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There will be a Public Reception on Friday, August 8 to celebrate this new venue from 5 to 7 p.m., or call 832-5152 to arrange a personal tour.

This year’s exhibit includes a variety of media both. Watercolors of chickens on kozo, Asian brush paintings of rhododendron on shuen, acrylics of sea-coast Maine on canvas, gyotaku fish prints on Japanese paper, and for the first time, one-a-day oils on panel. Much of her work can be seen as a local document of time and place. A lyrical style typifies much of her work.

Kigel’s work has been exhibited in Manhattan, and her paintings sought by collectors throughout the country.

For more information call 975-3262 or visit jeankigel.com.

Waldoboro roots artists Besaw and Parmley at Old No. 9

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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.