Philippe Guillerm Gallery, a new fine art gallery located in a 19th-century bank building on Main Street in the village, has mounted an ongoing exhibit highlighting the bold and playful work of the French-born artist Philippe Guillerm. The gallery will hold a reception Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with an art opening at Main Street neighbor Tidemark Gallery.

From melting violins to clarinets that charm, Guillerm knows how to bring out the playful attitudes of musical instruments. The sculptures were made with the driftwood collected from past winters and finished in his new studio in Waldoboro. Guillerm collects the wood for his sculptures while cruising the Caribbean each winter. His bright paintings also are inspired by his Caribbean and local travels throughout Maine.

“Humor is certainly what I look for in everything around me. It makes me see life in another perspective. I love to laugh and make people smile through my sculptures and paintings,” he said.

The exhibition can be viewed until November, at which point the gallery will close for the winter and Guillerm will travel to the Caribbean for another inspiring driftwood-collecting journey.

Philippe Guillerm Gallery is located at 882 Main St. and is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or for after-hours appointments, call 701-9085 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or