The next Arts in the Barn exhibition at the Cushing Historical Society's barn, 17 Hathorn Point Road, features “The Power of Color,” quilts by Anne Goodale; and furniture by David Talley. The show will open with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Friday, Aug. 12; and continue Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Goodale grew up in a family of quilt makers in Bucks County, Pa. Pennsylvania. She majored in painting at Bard College and studied painting in the Whitney Independent Study program in New York and at the Yale summer school of music and art. While in New York, she became inspired by a show of Amish quilts at the Whitney Museum and made working with fabric her medium of choice. Her early work sold in craft galleries in New York and Boston and was part of the first “Fiber Arts Design Book.”

In the early 1980s, while living in Tenants Harbor and raising a family, she taught art to children and made commissioned pieces. After years of working in occupational therapy and pediatrics, she is pursuing her art full-time. The art quilts shown are inspired by the colors of the chakras, the seven energy centers of the body as delineated by an ancient yoga system of India.

For most of his life, Talley has been engaged in functional artistry. First it was teeth, as a young dental student/dentist; then it was boats, as a boatbuilder/world-cruising sailor. Since 1998, it has been furniture. From the beginning, he has been inclined to incorporate sculptural elements in his designs and, he found, when combined with the wonders of wood, a piece can be elevated to the status of art. In recent years, he has enhanced the sculptural effect of his work through the extensive use of the bent-lamination technique of bending wood.

Since 2003, Talley has managed to make a living full-time at his Tenants Harbor home, mostly marketing his artistic expressions and securing commissions at the finest craft shows out of state.

Hawthorn Point Road is off Pleasant Point Road; the Barn is located behind the Cushing Historical Society Meeting House.

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