The Wendell Gilley Museum is a community center that celebrates the life and work of Wendell Gilley, a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving. It teaches the art of bird carving and presents art exhibitions and educational programs with a special focus on people, nature and art. The Museum endeavors to inspire appreciation of the visual arts, engagement in artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world.
Winter has finally loosened its grip on Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum, although there is still snow around the edges. Signs of spring are beginning to arrive, from Woodcock courting in the fields to Spring Peepers calling on the warmer evenings. It won't be long before public hours resume at the Museum in May, this year on Friday the 22nd. Until then, groups are welcome, by appointment, and new members are always welcome to join Members' Carving Club that meets Friday afternoons from 1 - 4 through April.