Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn series will showcase aerial photography by Lawreston Crute and pottery by Gayle Bedigian Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5 through 7. 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.

Crute is a Cushing native who specializes in photos from land, sea and air and has documented much of the coast of Maine. Since 1960, he has been involved in radio broadcasting; performing many theatrical roles as a singer and character actor; and also retail. Now retired, activities involve practicing photography, rather than just preaching it, and marketing equipment. Flying, boating, skiing, photography and regional book publishing, featuring photo essays, keep him busy.

Bedigian began her career teaching, including in a one-room school on Cranberry Island, eight levels at once to 10 students. She has taught art for 17 years in Maryland, Massachusetts and in Maine; and created Gayle's of Laughter, a small craft business that became a 20-year cottage industry employing up to 20 people. She also owned Bar Harbor’s Driven Women store for 11 years. Bedigian lives in Clark Island and creates ceramic ware in a studio that overlooks Wheelers Bay. Her thrust has been to design and create custom-made pottery. She also designs and creates for retail stores.

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

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