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One day Whittle-a-Warbler Carving Class:

Saturday, May 11, 10am-4pm

It will soon be warbler season in Maine as well as here at the Gilley! Come join us on Saturday, 5/11, 10am-4pm, to create a life size Bay-breasted Warbler using basswood and simple tools. Instructions and materials are included in the workshop fee: $25 for museum members; $35 for non-members. For ages 11 and above, all skill levels welcome! Pre-registration required. 
Contact us at 244 7555 or info@wendellgilleymuseum.org for more info, or to register.


Bay-breasted Warbler carving by Steven Valleau


Spring Open House & Carving Show: a Trio of Treats

Sunday, May 12, 12-4pm

We warmly invite you to our annual Spring Open House and Carving Show on Sunday, May 12th, 12-4pm at the Gilley. A large flock of birds will be landing, including Evening Grosbeaks, Social Sandpipers and Arctic Terns by museum members and students from Acadia Senior College, Mount Desert and Tremont Consolidated Elementary schools, and other local artists. We are also excited to share with you a major exhibition of work by master carver Harold Haertel, whose work will be shown alongside Wendell Gilley's, and beautiful paintings of Maine landscape by artist Paul Rickert, from the Susan Abbot Myers collection. There will be music by The Jazz Collective and, as always, delicious refreshments by Sips. All are welcome - no admission fee for this special event. Come celebrate the long awaited Spring and the art of bird carving with us!  

Visitors trying their hand at carving at the Holiday Open House & Carving Show

Carving Club

Fridays, 1 to 4pm

Read more about our carving program and member's carving club.

You can check our Facebook page for pop-up program updates or come back to this page for updates!

For more information, tickets, or registration, contact us at 207-244-7555 or info@wendellgilleymuseum.org






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