Swans artist showing at Dorr



It may be too late to attend the opening reception of Gary Hoyle’s exhibit of artwork at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, but his paintings and sculptures will be on display through Nov. 14. The Dorr Museum is located on the campus of the College of the Atlantic at 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gary’s sculptures and paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, as well as at the Aomori Prefecture Museum in Japan. His fanciful dinosaur illustrations toured the U.S. in “The Dinosaur Show,” sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. In 2008, he was appointed artist-in-residence at the Climate Change Institute, where he developed a cartoon series on global warming. He is presently a consultant for the Dorr Museum.

Among Gary’s numerous accomplishments during his 28-year tenure at the Maine State Museum were designing and fabricating a significant portion of exhibit elements for the permanent exhibit halls and working on a team that relocated and restored four historically important wildlife habitat dioramas.

Talk to anyone on the island, and they will agree that Gary’s good-natured and friendly personality is as impressive as his long list of career accomplishments. He also is quite humble about his extraordinary talents, and Swans Island is fortunate to often be the inspiration for an artist of his caliber.

Donna Wiegle informs us that “Trudy Lunt will be here to meet with WIC families on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Mill Pond Health Center. WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutritional program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Trudy will be enrolling new families. To see if you are eligible for WIC, call her office at 1-800-492-5550, ext. 228.”

This coming Monday, Oct. 19, marks the beginning of the fall ferry schedule. With the fall schedule, we lose the 5:15 p.m. ferry from Bass Harbor on most days, but we gain a 12:45 p.m. from Swans Island and a 1:30 p.m. from Bass Harbor. Take note of these and other schedule changes.

Happy birthday to Rachel Elizabeth Johnson, Jesse George Amburg, Carrie Fowler, Lisa Stanley, Lucas Richard LeMoine and Barbara Tozier Matthews. Anniversary blessings to Bruce and Julie MacDonald and Gilley and Patty LeMoine.

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Taylor Bigler Mace

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