Multimedia works by local artist Cynthia McGuirl will be shown in an Arts In the Barn exhibition titled “Stitch, Hammer, Print.” The show will open with a reception with the artist Friday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Society’s barn, 17 Hathorn Point Road; refreshments will be served. The one-weekend show will continue Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McGuirl will show functional weavings along with intaglio prints and sculpture. She uses the process of intaglio as a tool for creating images, rather than as a medium for creating duplicates, and sees her stitched metal and paper objects as a culmination of her explorative makings of the last few years. She believes that craft and art are intertwined and of equal importance and has discovered a back-and-forth repertoire creating narrative images and the skills of weaving, etching and hammering.

McGuirl recently had work included in “Paste & Pages” at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell and “Prints: Breaking Boundaries” at the Lewis Gallery in Portland. She teaches locally for the After School Art Club at Thomaston Grammar School and at her home studio. To contact the artist, call 354-0929 or

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