The Museum is delighted to host the Green Mountain Wood Carvers (GMWC)
May July Carve-In!
The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” at different sites around the state. They also host an annual show and class in Morrisville in August.
At the Carve-In, members will be working on a variety of carving projects.
Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!
** Note, carvers will be meeting in the Treehouse and (weather permitting) on the lawns nearby.
More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers Website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html
Borders: illusions than constrain us is our 2020 art show, where we invite creators and viewers to ask (and even answer) “What do borders mean for birds and which of these are constructs of our imagination?”
Thirty-six artists, photographers, and poets had their work selected for this year’s show. Creators include beginners and established professionals of all ages. Visitors are invited to explore the visual and written art at their own pace, to be inspired, to ask questions, and to browse through the book of artists’ statements.
Show is open through October • Included with Museum admission
Some originals are for sale, and some artists have prints, cards, and other items for sale in our gift shop as well.
About the theme “Borders: illusions that constrain us”
Today’s the day! Submit artworks in any media, by new or returning artists, of any age, to our Borders: illusions that constrain us 2020 art show.
Visual, written, and multi-media works may be considered. Submit up to 3 pieces by sending no more than three (3) .jpgs showing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Submission for Borders art show” in the email subject. Please include contact information and a description of work (media, artwork size, when made, etc.).
Entries are due by Monday, March 16, 2020.
Learn techniques for observing, describing, sketching, and identifying birds that will immediately help you become a better birder. We use life-like woodcarvings. No prior drawing ability required.
Limited to 12
Contact Library (878-4918) for registration information.
Carving shown is a Red-breasted Nuthatch, carved by Bob Spear.
Books pictured include Sibley’s Field Guide to Birds, Law’s Guide to Drawing Birds, and Johnson’s First Steps: Sketching and Drawing.
illusions that constrain us
A Call to Artists from the Birds of Vermont Museum
What borders do birds encounter? Our maps do not typically reflect the territories they perceive, the ranges they travel, or the barriers they comes across. How do birds’ boundaries connect to human borders? To those of other species? Edges of things—physically, spatially, temporally— raise questions, not least of which is “Is it really there?”
We ponder this, wondering, how do and will these encounters and connections alter us, birds, and the borders themselves?
We seek works that share visions of birds, borders, and boundaries, now and into the future, for our 2020 art exhibit, Borders.
Carve and paint pair of wee deer ornaments during this one-day carving class! Wood blank, paint, snacks, and coffee provided.
All levels welcome. Bring your own tools and gloves if you have them; if you don’t, let us know. Dave often brings some knives, gloves, etc. to sell. Please bring your lunch.
Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission; this is also great for Scout badges!
Class is FULL — email us if you’d like to hear about future carving classes.
Enjoy an interactive program using bird carvings and other items to teach techniques for observing and identifying birds.
Especially recommended for those who want to become better birders or who are interested in art.
Register by contacting the Russell Memorial Library in Monkton: call (802) 453-4471 or email email@example.com
Grow Where You’re Planted: engaging art and science in conservation
Just for NEMA conference-goers!
Visit the Birds of Vermont Museum for
- A slightly-guided exploration of the Museum and its nearest grounds
- A See it, Sketch It program, blending art with scientific observations
- A conversation about how art and science approaches connect both individual perspectives and common needs
The Birds of Vermont Museum integrates elements of one man’s vision into a whole that highlights art, science, and conservation. Join us this afternoon to discover what we offer, build your own art-science practice, and discuss how these approaches together grow a conservation ethic.
*** Register by calling the Library at 802-767-4651 ***
If you can draw a line, a circle, or a triangle, then you can draw a bird!
This program takes young artists from simple shapes to loose sketches, looking closely at the basic shapes of birds.
The bonus? Observing and drawing teaches a bit of bird biology at the same time!
For ages 6 and up