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.
January days are short and we have already had several blasts of snow and ice in Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Although our December 14th open house and carving show marked the last regular public gallery hours until May, groups are welcome, by appointment, year-round and new members are always welcome to join Members' Carving Club that meets Friday afternoons from 1 - 4 through April. Winter class will begin Saturday, January 24th; contact us for more details and to register, if space remains, or to ask about dropping in to observe.