Washington Islands Birding Festival
to May 20

Washington Islands Birding Festival

Washington, Plum & Rock Islands enjoys wonderful bird migration in the spring.  Our new festival takes full advantage of this and will provide participating birders with small group birding and a chance to view bird netting and banding. Join us for some exceptional birding!

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Opening Reception for 2018
6:30 PM18:30

Opening Reception for 2018

Join us starting at 6:30  PM as we kick off our 2018 season with our annual Opening Reception.  Come view our featured show "My Life in Threads: featuring the Quilts, Purses, and Dolls of Jill Jorgenson", the art of our many Island Artists.  You can also view our exciting new exhibits in the Nature Center and meet our naturalists.

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"Art on Bark"  featuring original images created by woodburning onto birch bark.
to Aug 19

"Art on Bark" featuring original images created by woodburning onto birch bark.

Jewel Lee Grandy grew up on Washington Island and attended school in the building that now is the Art and Nature Center.  She is not formally trained in the field of art, but has taken art related classes over the years, just for fun and experimentation.  Jewel Lee and her husband Chuck lived off the Island during their career years, but she always returned in the summers to be a part of the family business at Sunset Resort.

Art on Bark came about after they finished their retirement home here on the Island in 2011.  As Jewel Lee discovered, “Many birch trees had fallen in our woods and I never realized how beautiful the layers of bark were until I began separating them.  They were beautiful enough to frame just as they were, but then I started to burn and shade some areas with a wood burning tool.  Each piece of bark is different in color and texture, and that is what ultimately dictates the final result. This process has been a rewarding one from woods to wall.”

Join us for a reception or Friday, July 20 at 4:30 to view the show and meet the artist. 


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