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Celebrate  Nature,  Art  and  Creativity  in  Maine.

Wendell Gilley delighted in helping others find connections with nature and creativity. Our Museum sustains his legacy through vibrant art exhibitions and a wide range of hands-on creative and educational programs for all ages.


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Birds in Art returns to the Wendell Gilley Museum in 2021

 

The Wendell Gilley Museum is honored to host Birds in Art from June 11 through Aug. 14. It will include a new piece by Maine artist Sherrie York, a friend of the Gilley who conducted a popular printmaking class here in 2020. An international juried show, the exhibition includes work by a wide range of accomplished contemporary artists, who offer their unique interpretations of the avian world in a variety of media.

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And the winner is...

...the Greater Yellowlegs!

 

This winsom and distinctive bird is a type of sandpiper and will star in this autumn's carving classes, which run weekly Oct. 17 to Dec. 12.

This Greater Yellowlegs was created by Wendell Gilley in 1972 for his wife Addie Gilley.

 

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Art show benefits Gilley

 

The Gallery at Somes Sound is honoring the Wendell Gilley Museum during its October show featuring work by artist Robert Wellings. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Mr. Welling's work will be donated to the museum, supporting the Gilley’s mission of bringing people closer to nature through the arts.

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Birds, Nature and Art - ONLINE

 

We are excited to offer these fine materials -- about birds, nature, and art -- online for you and your family. These are especially good resources from some of our friends for learning about the natural world and getting creative. We are also adding some of our own great online art classes and hands-on kits that can be mailed out - stay tuned for more! Click "Expand" to see the list. 

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Art show benefits Gilley

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Birds in Art returns to the Wendell Gilley Museum in 2021

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Opening July 2

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O Solo, Bee-O!

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