Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn series will showcase work by Dorie Nelson, Margaret Creighton and Susan Gurney Friday through Sunday, July 29 through 31.

The show will open Friday with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception and continue Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Creighton has studied (briefly) with several Maine painters including Kayla Mohammadi, Bjorn Runquist and Kathleen Galligan. Her work has been exhibited at the Greenstone Gallery, the Mars Hill Gallery and in private institutions.

Gurney studied art and sculpture at the University of Colorado. She has exhibited in the Mars Hill Gallery and in private collections in Boston and Buffalo.

Nelson began by designing greeting cards in New York, then taught art in New Jersey while exploring other art possibilities. In the Virgin Islands, she painted and sold her watercolors of local scenes, flowers, events and islanders to residents and tourists; as well as design island-inspired motifs used in locally produced handmade textiles. Several years later, she moved to Houston, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has exhibited her artwork in a variety of settings.

The CHS Barn is located on Hawthorn Point Road, off Pleasant Point Road, behind the Cushing Historical Society Meeting House.

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