A land of high-rises and souks. Prophets and poets

Waldoboro library to exhibit Centuries of Civilization: Paintings of Jordan by Jean Kigel

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 1:45pm

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Waldoboro Public Library
958 Main Street
Waldoboro, ME 04752
United States

    WALDOBORO — Starting June 1, June Kigel’s paintings of Jordan will be on exhibit for a month at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St.

    “Imagine being in a land of Bedouins with camels, crusaders castles, and coliseums,” said Kigel, in a news release. “A land of high-rises and souks. A land of prophets and poets. And a land of syrupy sweets and savory lamb. Such a land is Jordan, which the artist visited few months ago. These paintings are the result.”

    The Art in Embassies program, promoting cultural understanding around the world, chose some  of Kigel’s paintings of Maine for display at the American embassy in Amman, Jordan.  The ambassador, Henry Wooster and his wife, Laura Dallman, invited Kigel and her husband to visit Jordan last fall. There, Kigel were struck by the layers of civilization that make up Jordan. Since the Stone Age three million years ago, the land that is today called Jordan has been inhabited by man. Arab, Israeli, African, Nabatean, Roman, Greek, Christian, and Moslem cultures have created this fascinating country.  The public is invited to view Kigel’s watercolors and oils of her trip.

    Library hours are Monday and Thursday 12- 7,  Wednesday and Friday 10-5, and Saturday 9-1. Closed Tuesday and Sunday.

    FMI visit www.jeankigel.com or call the library at 207 832-4484.