Guillerm Gallery re-opens during ArtWalk

Jun 03, 2017
“Pistachio” is an oil on canvas by Jim Root.

Waldoboro — Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St., will re-open its doors for the season Saturday, June 10, with “Parts & Colors,” a new exhibit of work by Jim Root and Philippe Guillerm. The public is invited to stop by during this year’s inaugural ArtWalk Waldoboro, Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Root is known for his dramatic views of local islands and water views; and Guillerm for his intriguing work of driftwood and music instruments. Root was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind., and lived on the White River for much of his childhood. In addition to canoeing and boating, he also began painting and drawing at an early age. He received his degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati and pursued a career in advertising with several large ad agencies, then ran his own firm in Chicago for 20 years. Root continued his personal artwork throughout his professional career, and since moving part-time to Maine, has been painting Midcoast subject matter. This time, he will inspire viewers with his architectural views.

Guillerm is a master of form, giving it priority over function in his compelling sculptures. He liberates the soul of his “instruments,” adding physical expression to voice. A remarkable craftsman, Guillerm seems to work the wood effortlessly, as if it were clay, creating pieces that appear as fluid as they should sound.

This exhibition will include as-yet-unseen paintings from Root and sculptures from Guillerm’s 2017 collection.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends by appointment. For more information, call 701-9085. “Parts & Colors” will run through July 7.

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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