CUSHING — The Arts in the Barn series continues with a community show representing more than 20 artists who work in all kinds of fine art media, including oils, acrylic, photography, sculpture and more. “Cushing Canvas” opens with a celebration Friday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. This show is up for the weekend only — Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 17 Hathorne Point Road.

Cushing and its surrounding area has an abundance of cultural heritage that has attracted artists for a long time (Andrew Wyeth painted “Christina’s World” in 1948 just a mile away from the historical society barn) and because of the natural beauty of its environment, there are many artists who live and work here. The quality of work is high, and there will be many extraordinary works that show the Midcoast area interpreted in many ways. Come to Cushing and see the work that inspires so many artists to live in the area.

A partial list of artists participating in this show include: Melanie Beckett, Pam Cabanas, Margaret Creighton, Molly Mugler, Linda Simmons–Arnold, Karin Strong, David Vickery and Graham Walton.

Arts in the Barn is a program of Cushing Historical Society, a 501c3 organization. For more information, email Karin at

“Force of Nature” by Melanie Beckett.

“Looking Out” by Jim Minot.

“Megunticook Island” by Molly Mugler.

“Weeds by the Beach” by Linda Simmons-Arnold.

“Summer Meadow at Medomak Pond” by Regina Stancill.

“Camden Falls, Autumn Rush” by Karin Strong.

“Olson Sawmill” by David Vickery.

“Plummer Point Reconoissance” by Graham Walton.