New speaker series explores connections between Art & Nature
The Gilley is launching a monthly series to bring painters, writers, carvers, and creative types of all kinds to the Gilley to share how nature impacts their art and their approach to making it; and how their art affects their approach to the natural world.
This is our passion – using art of all kinds to help people connect with nature in some way. So we’ve put together a diverse group of really interesting and creative people to share how they do it.
First up is wildlife artist Barry van Dusen on Tuesday, March 9 at 7pm EST via Zoom. Barry is an internationally respected and award-winning wildlife artist. Museum director Sean Charette calls his work technically accomplished but spontaneous and full of life, and accessible to anyone. "I find his work extremely accomplished and engaging. With a strong eye for composition and color, Barry has a gift for capturing the complexity of birds and their surroundings with an economy that makes his work really spontaneous and natural."
In April, People-Nature-Art welcomes master carver Del Herbert, who is renowned for his shorebirds. Our own master carver Steve Valleau says that if birdcarving was football, Del would be the Super Bowl winning quarterback. In May, we'll be hearing from the official artist of World Migratory Bird Day, Sara Wolman who will Zoom in all the way from Alaska. In June we will have international bestselling author Linda Greenlaw at the Gilley; in July it's musician and flute-maker Hawk Henries, followed by painter Tom Curry and science writer Kim Ridley in August, and painter Rob Pollien in September. Another master carver, Hank Tyler, will join us via Zoom all the way from Australia in October. The series will continue year-round, either in person or via Zoom.