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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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Two-hour Printmaking Classes with Sherrie York-Morning & Afternoon Sessions (FULL)

Talented Maine printmaker Sherrie York will teach two printmaking classes at the Wendell Gilley Museum on August 18, one from 10am to noon and the other from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Join us to create vibrant one- or two-color prints using EZ carve, a printmaking material that is softer and easier to use than linoleum blocks. Materials will be provided - just bring an idea for a simple image you'd like to turn into a woodblock-style print. Space is limited and participants must be at least 10 years old. Registration is required at: 207 244-777 or reservations@wendellgilleymuseum.org. Cost is $15 ($10 for museum members.)

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O Solo, Bee-O!

Some bees just like to be alone. Mason bees and leaf-cutter bees are non-stinging solitary bees that nest in cavities. You can help them find a home by building a bee house with a kit from the Wendell Gilley Museum. In these bee houses, the cavities are 5-inch-deep drilled holes — deep enough, we hope, to be safe from a woodpecker tongue.

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Fun for Fledglings (Art Classes for Kids!)

Join us under the Gilley Tent for fun art classes taught on select days by Allison Maurais. Classes begin at 10:30am and are limited to 5 people only; children should come with an adult guardian. Reserve your spot by emailing reservations@wendellgilleymuseum.org. Cost of the class is $5 per person, and covers instruction and materials. All classes will be outside and socially distanced; face coverings are required.

Allison Maurais is an artist, and the the all-grade art teacher at Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor. We are lucky to have her join us on staff at the Gilley during the summers.

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Carving Classes are Back!

These are our usual great summer carving classes - two hours long and limited to five people as always.  This summer we will be carving spaced apart and outdoors, under the new Gilley Tent. Face coverings required. Two classes are offered each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, one at 10:30am and one at 2pm.

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News

Opening July 2

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O Solo, Bee-O!

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Learn & Do ONLINE

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New Addition to the Flock

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Gilley Members Gallery

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Events

August 14, 2020, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Pinwheels for Peace

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August 18, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Two-hour Printmaking Classes with Sherrie York-Morning & Afternoon Sessions (FULL)

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