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Museum members Sally Cook and Bruce Cormier admire carvings at the 30th Annual Spring Open House.
Museum Carver-in-Residence Steve Valleau to teach the Whittle-a-Warbler Workshop, June 4th
News From the Nest
MUSEUM'S NEW PLUMAGE
What a year this will be! The Museum opened its doors this spring with a new look. In addition to a fantastic new logo design depicting our iconic curlew all decked out in a festive hat in
honor of our 30
, members will notice refinished floors, new carpeting throughout and a splash of color on our walls! Greeting our flock upon arrival is the magnificent sculpture,
, by Don Rambadt. Courtesy of Museum supporters, this magnificent and whimsical sculpture arches our garden entry path. Watch as two woodpeckers hop from place to place each time the Museum is open.
30th ANNUAL SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Many came out for the Spring Open House held on May 8th from noon to 4PM. Saw-whet owls by the winter carving class and other recent works by members were on display. So many carvers participated in this year’s event, our gallery space was filled to capacity! From antique style eider to contemporary turnstones, the display of birds wowed members and visitors. Our Carver-in-Residence, Steve Valleau, was on hand to demonstrate carving done in Gilley’s technique. It was a great kick off to an exciting new season here at the Museum.
GIRL SCOUTS FLOCK TOGETHER
For the second year in a row the Museum welcomed the Girl Scouts of Maine as they joined Museum Educator Jennifer Linforth to learn about owl ecology through dissecting owl pellets. This science of ‘grossology’ is wildly popular with students young and old and continues to be the Museum's leading environmental education program, in addition to a significant contributor to our community outreach efforts. This year as we introduce nature videos at the Museum on select days, owl pellets will be available for visitors to dissect as well. It’s only gross until the first bone is found!
NEW CARVING WORKSHOP
au will teach the long standing Whittle-a-Warbler workshop on
. A sure sign of spring at the Mu
workshop is your chance to carve and paint an ornament of a
black-throated blue warbler.
Sign up at the Museum by
alling 207-244-7555. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
BIRDS IN ART
Last but not least, mark your calendars now for the gala Members’ only opening reception for
BIRDS IN ART
. This fabulous exhibit showcasing the artwork of some of the country’s top wildlife artists migrates here once every five years and has long been a banner event for the Gilley. First presented by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 35 years ago, BIRDS IN ART has been one of the nation's leading traveling wildlife art shows. Celebrate with us over cocktails and conversation and enjoy this premier event, perfect for our
of feathers and fellowship!
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