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Agency on Aging gallery features PI photographer’s work in April

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Aroostook Agency on Aging will exhibit the work of Presque Isle  photographer Michael A. Gudreau in April as part of the Artists for Aging initiative. In addition to  framed photographs, the artist will present several digital collections of his images as well as a  display of film era cameras and accessories during an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday,  April 7. 

Gudreau, is a lifelong Aroostook County resident, has been interested in photography since a  young age. In his pre-teens, he was developing black and white film at the local college and  photography, in all its forms, soon became a passion for him. 

After high school, he was able to combine his abilities in graphic design and taking pictures when he started what would be a long career in publishing, including print jobs, newspapers and magazines. He especially enjoys working with new and very old pictures that no one has seen in  a long time and sharing the back stories and lesser known facts about the subject matter. 

Gudreau eventually started his own business, taking wedding photographs, portraits, and  scenics, including landscapes and interesting landmarks or architecture. 

“I love to be able to have the freedom to get something in my mind and go out and try to capture  it,” he said, adding, “I call myself Dog Eye because, just like a dog laying on the kitchen floor who  is always looking up at people, I see most things from a unique perspective.” 

Michael and his wife Kelly, who reside on Echo Lake, have three adult children and five grandchildren.

The April 7 Artists for Aging event, held during Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk, is free and  open to the public. Artists exhibiting works at the Agency on Aging agree to donate 20 percent  of their sales to support its programs and services. For more information, please call 207-764- 3396/1-800-439-1789 or email to The office is located at 260 Main  Street in Presque Isle. 

The mission of the Aroostook Agency on Aging is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of older people in our communities. Since 1973, the agency has served as a resource, helping people to access information and services, while also  advocating to assure the rights we all value are respected.

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