‘47 Years & Counting!’

“Abstracted realism” may be an art oxymoron, but Jim Cantrell likes the contradiction just fine. It’s how he describes his painting technique. Plus, he’s not attached to one subject matter. Over the years, he’s tackled the human figure (his specialty), landscapes and architecture, among others. His latest theme is birds. And he can build a model ship from scratch (no prefab kits here). To celebrate 47 years of the Bardstown Art Gallery and Cantrell Studio, the gallery is offering a 47 percent discount on any original Cantrell work through December.


Bardstown Art Gallery
214 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown

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‘47 Years & Counting!’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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