Pink paintings and puppets in the Barn
Cushing — The Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn series continues with a weekend show shared by painter Lynne Schultz and specialty puppet and hat artisan Barb Harrold in the society’s barn at 17 Hawthorn Road. The show will open with a reception Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.; and continue Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Schulte will exhibit works from “Remembrance — The Pink Chair Project,” a traveling exhibition, plus recent Main coastal landscapes. The Pink Chair Project celebrates the memory of her late mother, whose presence the artist sensed while painting an Adirondack chair in her mother’s favorite color — bright, knock-your-socks-off pink. She began placing the chair into various locations that had special meaning for her or her mother. Paintings may be reserved for sale after the tour, and limited edition giclées and cards are available now.
Harrold creates soft sculpture specialties, marketed as Crefftwr’s Trees. Her 30 years in the fiber field began with creating puppets for her children, and she employs soft sculpturing techniques in designing and crafting a variety of items including hats for all ages. Both her background in occupational therapy and her Welsh heritage inspire and guide her in the development of these works. Now in development are Family Trees, banners with fabric 3-D trees on which to add family members’ names and important dates.
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