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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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New Exhibit debuts May 17

An exciting new exhibit debuts at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Friday, May 17. Inspired Flight brings together 48 works across diverse media that highlight our complex relationship with birds as well as the varying ways in which artists have engaged with and interpreted birds throughout the history of art. This exhibition showcases some of the most important works from the unique collection of the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, including a bald eagle that is part of Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species portfolio.

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Bas Relief Jars

Join Kathie Pratt and work in clay to create a nature-themed bas relief that you’ll be able to complete and take home that day.

Artists create a bas-relief by sculpting onto a 2-D plane to create and accentuate figures and objects, producing a 3-D appearance. We’ll be using polymer clay and baking it off, then painting it. Then, students will be shaping them around glass jars to make a decorative container.

Class size is limited.

Class size is limited.

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People-Nature-Art with Marc Fink, Printmaker and Painter

Discover the magic of intaglio printmaking with the Gilley's People-Nature-Art presenter, artist Marc Fink, this Tuesday, May 21 at the Museum with a reception at 6 followed by the program at 7 sponsored by our friends at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Mark will create a print live while talking about this classic art form that he loves so much. Intaglio printmaking is a process wherein the artist engraves or incises an image into the surface of a plate, typically made of materials such as steel or copper, using tools or acid. Following this, the plate is coated with ink, and excess ink is wiped away, leaving it only within the incised lines. The final step involves pressing dampened paper onto the plate, transferring the inked image. This is free and open to all but registration is required. 

 

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All Ages Paint 'n' Sip: Bubble Painting & Texture in Watercolor

Participants will be guided step by step through creating a watercolor of textured bubbles.

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

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News

New Exhibit debuts May 17

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CLOSING due to weather March 23

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Time change for March 9 class

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Closed Saturday, Jan. 13

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End of Year Sale in Museum Store

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Events

"Coming Home" with Kay Liss: A Conversation & Book Signing

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Plein Air: Kelley Farm and Marsh

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All Ages Paint 'n' Sip: Watercolor Puffins

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Paint 'n' Sip: Northern Lights and Mountain Silhouettes

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Paint 'n' Sip: Whale and Boat

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Plein Air: Acadia Rocks near Thunder Hole

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All-Ages Paint 'n' Sip: Celebrating Barbara Cooney-Mrs Rumphius Inspired Watercolors

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Paint 'n' Stretch: Relaxing Watercolor Tree Paths

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Plein Air: Watercolor Trees at the Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Gardens

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All Ages Paint 'n' Sip: Watercolor and Ink Dragonfly

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Paint 'n' Sip: TreeStrewn Landscape

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Paint 'n' Stretch: Mini Foliage and Fern Watercolors

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Paint 'n' Sip: Echo Lake Night Sky with Milky Way

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Paint 'n' Sip: Somes Sound Landscape in Blues and Greens

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All Ages Paint 'n' Sip: Watercolor Snail and Mushrooms

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Paint 'n' Stretch: Painting Robins in Watercolor

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Cyanotype and Sip Workshop

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Family Cyanotype Workshop with Jenn Booher

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Paint 'n' Sip: Whimsical Mushrooms in Watercolor and Ink

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All Ages Paint 'n' Sip: Bubble Painting & Texture in Watercolor

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Photography Workshop in Acadia Oct. 5

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People-Nature-Art with Nell Parker, 'Forest Floor' Painter

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People-Nature-Art with Lucy Kalian, Painter

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People-Nature-Art with Bonnie Chase, Natural Materials Artist

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People-Nature-Art with Josh Brewer, Carver & Sculptor

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People-Nature-Art with Matt Aeberhard, Documentary Filmmaker

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People-Nature-Art with Gina Sawin, Painter

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People-Nature-Art with Rick Alley, Jr., Duck Stamp Painter

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People-Nature-Art with Marc Fink, Printmaker and Painter

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Intro to Bird Carving

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Intro to Bird Carving

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