NAPLES — Jim Nutting, co-owner of Maine Art Glass in Lisbon Falls and an avid bug enthusiast, is returning by popular demand to present a free program at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Union Church.
A lifetime bug collector, Nutting has extensive knowledge of and a vast personal collection and thousands of live and mounted insects. He has put together a world-class display of tropical and local butterflies and insects, all stunningly displayed in stained-glass display cases and handmade shadow boxes. This collection, known as “The Butterfly and Insect Museum at Maine Art Glass,” is becoming well-known throughout Maine and across the country, and is becoming a destination for school groups, summer camps, Scout groups, youth and adult service organizations and families.
Nutting has been an exhibitor at BugMania at the Maine State Museum for the last three years. He also is one of the few individuals in Maine licensed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to keep and exhibit live tarantulas, scorpions and other exotic invertebrates.
No registration is required. The church is located next-door to the public library. For more information about this or other library programs, call 693-6841. For more about Nutting, visit maineartglass.com/artists/jimnutting.html.


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