Grand opening of season at Philippe Guillerm

Jun 02, 2018
Pictured works in various media by Philippe Guillerm are, from left, “Mona Bird,” “Body Guard” and “Mine.”

Waldoboro — “Art is Fun," a exhibition of works by international artist Philippe Guillerm, will open his downtown gallery’s season an artist’s reception Saturday, June 9, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Guillerm presents a series of paintings and sculptures from his travels to the Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands. This year’s collection at Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St., promises to make for a fun, eclectic and whimsical stop during the first first ArtWalk Waldoboro of 2018.

Born in Paris, France, Guillerm began working with design at an early age. The local environment had an enormous and lasting influence on his drawings, giving him contemporary forms he continues to use today in his three-dimensional work. The artist went to school for engineering, following his father’s vocation, but grew up surrounded by art. His training, along with helping his father build furniture and boats, contributed to his sense of composition.

Guillerm’s family is originally from Brittany, or Land of the Sea, where the people traditionally worked as sailors or fishermen. With this heritage and a short lifetime of summer sailing behind him, the adolescent Guillerm left France for Spain and Morocco. His travels eventually led to French Guyana, where he met wife and wood. He found the beauty of each undeniable and left for Tahiti two years later as a husband and sculptor.

Regular hours at Philippe Guillerm Gallery will be Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit guillermsculptures.com.

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

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