The Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn summer series will present Carolyn Ahistrand with a show titled “Miniatures.” The show will open with a 5 p.m. reception Friday, June 28; and continue Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cushing Historical Society Barn on Hathorn Point Road.

Ahistrand lives in Cushing and is very active in the community. She is a member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans and studies with noted artists from many disciplines at their annual conference in Castine, which attracts participants from all over the globe.

Ahistrand describes her work as a small world … and smaller still. One-12th scale rooms and furnishings, and 144th scale houses, are fascinating for all ages.

“Meet Tangle Elfsplatter, in his woodsy cottage where he reads tiny tomes bound in birch bark. Visit the shed where the gardener tends her plants, fertilizes, exterminates miniscule pests, and befriends a mouse, secretly tossing back liquid refreshment,” she said.

For more information, call 354-6351.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or