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UPCOMING Events

American Bittern 9-week carving class
begins Saturday, October 7 details on our workshop page

Director's Tour

Tuesday, October 10 at 11am

As part of Southwest Harbor Week the Gilley Museum is offering a special tour with director Sean Charette. Participants will take a special look at woodcuts by Andrea Rich and converse about both Wendell Gilley and Andrea Rich’s use of wood carving in the creation of their art. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited 

Free with admission or membership.

Crafts Night: Birds, Blocks, and Beer

Tuesday, October 10 5:30-7pm
Craft beer and craftsmanship will join forces at the Wendell Gilley Museum during Southwest Harbor Week. In conjunction with our exhibit of Andrea Rich’s woodcuts, carver-in-residence Steve Valleau will demonstrate woodblock printmaking. Attendees can enjoy exceptional craft beers from Mason's Brewing Company while trying out elements of the printing process. Advanced registration is required; space is limited. 

Free with admission or membership.

"Owl-oween" Family Program

Saturday, October 21 10-11:30am

Owls and skeletons will haunt the Museum for our October family activity. The nocturnal habits, silent flight, and eerily beautiful calls of owls will be revealed as we take a close look at these fascinating predators. Participants will dissect owl pellets, the regurgitated remains of an owl’s meal, to find the bones and fur of its prey. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Free with admission or membership.


Red-bellied Woodpecker Ornament Workshop
Sunday, November 5

Learn more on the workshop page.

Family Program: Patterns and Plumage
Saturday, November 18 10-11:30am
Encouraging the creative spark in all of us, we offer art and nature program for families for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Dots, stripes, lines, and other markings help us identify birds. After taking a close look at feathers and patterns, we will create beautifully decorated turkeys with repetitive doodles and tangled patterns. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Free with admission or membership.

Family Program: Felt and Embroidered Bird Ornaments
Saturday, December 16 10-11:30am
Using felt cut outs and embroidery floss we will stitch up some sweet bird ornaments to brighten our homes. Encouraging the creative spark in all of us, we offer art and nature program for families for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Materials are provided. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Free with admission or membership.

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

 

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