Posts in Past Programs/Events
Pre-Screening: Into the Arctic: Awakening at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature

On March 2 the Wildling Art Museum partnered with the NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) to present a special pre-screening of an "official selection" for the 2019 NTFF Festival, Into the Arctic: Awakening by director Cory Trépanier, a landscape painter, filmmaker, and explorer based in Ontario, Canada. Cory’s fine art career spans two decades and has always been intertwined with his passion for the outdoors.

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Artist Talk: Nature Through the Eye of a Needle - a Shared Adventure

“Nature Through the Eye of a Needle - a Shared Adventure,” was an artist talk with Dr. Isabel Downs and Dr. Robert Warner.  The lecture will took place at the Wildling Museum on Sunday, February 10, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Dr. Downs is currently the Featured Local Artist, and her fiber art of bird and marine scenes is on display in the museum store.

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Island Wildlife Cruise

This 3-3.5 hour Island Wildlife cruise took us through the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Channel Islands National Park known to have more marine mammals than any other area on the planet. Hosted by Wildling Museum staff. 

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Nature Abstracted Workshop

“Nature Abstracted,” a three-hour workshop for adults (teens were also welcome), started from a photograph of a place in the natural world which the student brought or chose. Painting an abstract version of a picture you have taken in a natural setting where you have been, such as a lake in the Sierra, the Grand Canyon, an Alaska glacier, or the view of the hills from your backyard, can be more meaningful. After a few warm-up exercises and descriptions of different styles of abstract art, students painted an acrylic abstraction of this photo on canvas.

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8th Annual Holiday Boutique

Celebrating the holiday season, the Wildling Museum hosted its 8th Annual Holiday Boutique on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Admission was free from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with a special members-only preview at 12 pm. Local artists and craftspeople were featured. Carolers added to the festive atmosphere, along with free cider and cookies and a photo opportunity with the Wildling holiday décor.

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Artist Talk: Art as Alchemical Portal to Nature

Through art we embrace and even become nature; we connect to natural roots of being that make us remember that we are part of nature as well as part of culture. Susan Rowland’s talk used depth psychology and alchemy to show what modern western life has forgotten, ignored or repressed, that the imagination is the most important natural resource, one that connects us to non-human nature as an essential part of our being.

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