Artists Ann A. Guild of Cushing and David Cadbury of Rockport will present a show of their work at the Cushing Historical Society’s barn Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20 through 22, as another in the Arts in the Barn exhibition series. The show will open Friday with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception in the society’s barn on Hathorne Point Road and will continue 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Guild is an avid artist who has seldom been seen without her sketch book since her graduation with a bachelor of arts degree in art from the University of California, Berkeley. She has sketched at home and while traveling, including 30 years of sketching while cruising on the 27-foot schooner built in Thomaston by her husband Sam. Her favorite subjects are still life and landscapes, often developed from sketches into finished works in pastel, oil or watercolor, and exhibited in local galleries over the years. In the Cushing exhibit, she will show examples of these works, along with sketches in pen and ink with watercolor done in a class at the Midcoast Printmaker’s Studio at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta.

Cadbury has a varied background that includes construction project management, founding Friends of Maine Seabird Islands and project consultant for Habitat for Humanity, all in addition to several artistic endeavors. His sculpture and photography have been exhibited in a number of prestigious galleries, among them the Corcoran Art Gallery, the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Penobscot Marine Museum. His current artistic interest is printmaking, which he describes as printing with ink on paper.

“The technique could just as easily be silkscreen, lithography or etching. It is the product, not the technique which is the central issue,” he said.

His prints, some including photographs, appear to involve the experimental manipulation of colors.

Admission to the show is free. For more information, call 354-2309.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to