Maine Printmaker explores the natural world with the Gilley
Sherrie York celebrates the natural world, birds in particular, with original, hand-pulled linocuts from her studio in Maine. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions. And now she is going to be at the Wendell Gilley Museum in person to teach, and to explore with us that special place where nature and art intersect.
On Aug. 6 and 7 she will be at the Wendell Gilley Museum teaching classes during the day and offering an evening presentation about the connection between nature, her creative process and the art she makes. "Human relationships with wild lands and wild creatures are as individual as we are, whether we see nature as a nourishing mother, a suite of resources to be exploited, or a frightening and dangerous wasteland,” she says. “When an image I create sparks a memory or reflects an experience familiar to the viewer, it provides common ground for sharing our stories and understanding each other’s perspective. And shared stories can help us not only to celebrate the beauty found in nature, but also to tackle larger issues of wildlife, water, and land conservation."
On Friday, Aug. 6 from 9am to 3pm she will lead a workshop for creating two-color prints; the fee is $40. On Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9am to noon she will lead a workshop for creating prints with one color; the fee is $20 per person. And on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 pm. she will be discussing the connections between nature and art with museum director Sean Charette in “Celebrating the Natural World with Sherrie York: A Special Birds in Art presentation” This presentation will happen in person at the Gilley, and will be simultaneously livestreamed. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
York is the sole artist from Maine represented in the stunning Birds in Art exhibition on display at the Gilley through Aug. 14, She has been Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park and the National Audubon Society, and her work is in many museums and private collections.
To sign up for any of these events, or for more information, visit the Events page HERE.