‘Wood & Canvas’ in the Barn
Cushing — The seasonal Arts in the Barn exhibition series continues with "Wood & Canvas," the art of Bob Matus and Nancy Barron, in the Cushing Historical Society's Barn on Hathorn Point Road. The show will open with a public reception Friday, July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. continue Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bob Matus is a boatbuilder and woodworker who has lived and worked in Cushing for close to 30 years. He started carving wooden spoons and other kitchen utensils using wood left-over from larger building projects, first giving them as gifts to family and friends, later selling at various craft fairs and marketing them in galleries as nearby as Rockland (Lucky Dog Gallery) and as far away as Atlanta, Ga., and Sedona, Ariz. He also sells online through Etsy.com; his shop there is heroncovewoodcarving.etsy.com. In addition to wood carving, Matus offers landscape and nature photography of Cushing and Arizona.
Barron is a painter and a book maker, a lifelong Maine artist who gathers inspiration from many arenas. Nature, music and her children, with their sense of whimsy and endless energy are the main inspirations of her work. Barron shows her work at the Artdogs Studios in Gardiner and is a member of Kennebec Valley Art.
Next up in the weekend series is a show of paintings by Linda Sinolo Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.