Inaugural Cushing ‘Salt and See’ event features art, nature, history
CUSHING — The Friends of the Historic South Cushing Church invite art and nature lovers to join them all over the town of Cushing on Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m for the inaugural Cushing Salt and See artists' studio and garden tour.
The church, which was built in 1854 and has never been modernized or updated now belongs to the Historical Society who make it available for use by the community. This architectural landmark nestles amongst the trees and remains as a landmark of coastal Maine's history. In addition to the regular upkeep of an historic building, the Friends group is looking to add temporary lighting and other similar systems to allow more use of the building in the evenings.
The tour will highlight the studios of contemporary artists John Paul Caponigro, David Sears, Jody Payne, David Vickery, Victor Goldsmith and others. The tour will also include the recently developed sculpture preserve at the home of the late Bernard 'Blackie' Langlais. In addition to the studio visits, participants will have the opportunity to visit several private gardens throughout the peninsula, featuring stunning river and harbor views. In addition to the tour, participants will be entered to win several raffle prizes including an Alan McGee print.
Tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event at the Langlais Preserve and the Cushing Historical Society, and will include a map of the destinations as well as a keepsake poster. Tickets are $25 each, with all proceeds going to the maintenance of the church.