Articles by Karim Slifka

 
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Common Tern Pair, Wendell Gilley 1976

For a springtime celebration of bird carving, “tern” to the Wendell Gilley Museum

By Karim Slifka on May 08, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Sunday, May 25, 2014 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7555; wendellgilleymuseum.org/ Please join the Wendell Gilley Museum on Sunday, May 25, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. for its annual Spring Open House, Carving Show, and Sale. …
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A whimbrel pair. Carvings of these handsome birds will be on display at the Wendell Gilley Museum’s holiday open house and carving show, Sunday, December 15, from noon until 4:00 p.m.

Walk through a Whimbrel Wonderland at the Wendell Gilley Museum’s Holiday Open House and Carving Show

By Karim Slifka on Dec. 05, 2013, at 3:04 p.m.
Please join the Wendell Gilley Museum on Sunday, December 15, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. for its annual holiday open house and carving show. The Gilley welcomes the community to enjoy a festive afternoon featuring newly carved whimbrels from this fall’s carving class, as well as other recent work …
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Join the November 10 Carolina Wren Carving Class at the Wendell Gilley Museum

By Karim Slifka on Nov. 02, 2013, at 2:21 p.m.
Create your own hanging Carolina Wren ornament on Sunday, November 10, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This shy bird can be hard to spot out in the woods, but during this one-day workshop you’ll be rewarded with an up-close study of the Carolina Wren’s cinnamon plumage, white eyebrow stripe, …
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Morning Announcement, 2013, graphite and conté on paper by Robert Pollien

Wear Black, Get Free Admission before End of Robert Pollien Exhibit at the Wendell Gilley Museum

By Karim Slifka on Oct. 18, 2013, at 4:15 p.m.
October 31, 2013 is the last day of Naturally Drawn: Recent Works by Robert Pollien at the Wendell Gilley Museum. Wear black, in honor of the crows and in mourning for the exhibit’s closure, and receive free admission into the museum from now through Halloween. Visit the Wendell Gilley Museum, …

Free Admission to the Wendell Gilley Museum with a Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Ticket

By Karim Slifka on Sept. 18, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: Karim Slifka; 207-244-7555; wendellgilleymuseum.org The Wendell Gilley Museum will open its doors free-of-charge on Saturday, September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! …

Join the Wendell Gilley Museum during the Acadia Night Sky Festival for Hoo’s that Calling in the Night

By Karim Slifka on Sept. 18, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: Karim Slifka; 207-244-7555; wendellgilleymuseum.org On Thursday, September 26, 2013, The Wendell Gilley Museum will host “Hoo’s that Calling in the Night?” from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The …
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Morning Announcement, 2013, graphite and conté on paper by Robert Pollien

Robert Pollien Talks at the Gilley about Becoming an Artist Twice

By Karim Slifka on Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.
Visitors of the Wendell Gilley Museum enjoyed an opportunity to hear artist Robert Pollien share his perspective during a gallery talk on August 21. Narrated to slides of his drawings, paintings, and crow photographs, Pollien told the story of how his work evolved in the context of his life. Coming …
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than 60 guests attended the members’ reception to open Naturally Drawn: Recent Works of Robert Pollien on August 7 at the Wendell Gilley Museum.

Robert Pollien Exhibit Opens at Wendell Gilley Museum with Gallery Talk on August 21

By Karim Slifka on Aug. 16, 2013, at 11:53 a.m.
The Wendell Gilley Museum held a members’ reception on August 7 to open Naturally Drawn: Recent Works by Robert Pollien, on exhibit now through October 31, 2013. The artist will deliver a gallery talk at the Gilley on August 21 at 7:00 p.m., which is free and open to the …
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More than 60 guests attended the members’ reception to open Naturally Drawn: Recent Works of Robert Pollien on August 7 at the Wendell Gilley Museum.

Robert Pollien Exhibit is Open at Wendell Gilley Museum with Gallery Talk on August 21

By Karim Slifka on Aug. 16, 2013, at 11:10 a.m.
The Wendell Gilley Museum held a members’ reception on August 7 to open Naturally Drawn: Recent Works by Robert Pollien, on exhibit now through October 31, 2013. The artist will deliver a gallery talk at the Gilley on August 21 at 7:00 p.m., which is free and open to the …
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A Flight of Swallows - tasting of French wines

A Flight of Swallows – tasting of French wines

By Karim Slifka on Aug. 02, 2013, at 10:44 a.m.
Join the Wendell Gilley Museum for the second annual Flight of Swallows on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Don’t miss a lovely summer evening of tasting select French wines and listening to live jazz. You will be …
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Eastern Egg Rock with Eiders, 1987, oil on board by C. A. Porter Hopkins. This and other works by the artist are on exhibit at the Wendell Gilley Museum. through August 3.

C.A. Porter Hopkins attends exhibit opening at the Wendell Gilley Museum

By Karim Slifka on July 23, 2013, at 3:23 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — The Wendell Gilley Museum held a members’ reception on the evening of July 10 to open Out of the Woods: The Art and Nature of C. A. Porter Hopkins, on exhibit now through Aug. 3. The exhibit spans 60 years of Mr. Hopkins’ work and showcases …
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Whittle-a-Warbler Workshop at the Gilley Museum June 1st

By Karim Slifka on May 21, 2013, at 9:48 a.m.
As warblers flit around the blossoming trees, capturing early-emerging insects, birders are once again challenged to train their binoculars on them and identify them by field marks, behavior and song. One of the surest ways to cement the identity of a bird in your memory is to create your own …
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A Flight of Swallows Wine Tasting to Benefit the Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving Takes Wing August 15th

By Karim Slifka on July 30, 2012, at 11:05 a.m.
On Wednesday, August 15th from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, the Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving invites ticketed guests to spread their wings and fly around the world of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. “A Flight of Swallows,” an exclusive wine tasting event …
 
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