214 Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004
Gallery Hours: by appointment
Show Dates: October 1 – October 30, 2015
Events: Opening Reception: October 1, 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating Artists: Ron Perrin, Angela Avera Selter, Jim Cantrell, & Jeannette Cantrell
In conjunction with the 2015 Louisville Photo-Biennial, the Bardstown Art Gallery at 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave in Bardstown will host an opening reception for the public on Thursday, Oct 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm of a photography exhibition titled “Focused”. The gallery will be open Tues-Sat from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, and Sun from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Photographs by Angela Avera Selter from Lebanon, Ron Perrin, and Jim & Jeannette Cantrell from Bardstown will be shown.
Selter says “I won’t claim to be a photographer because I don’t have the technical training, but I do claim to be an artist who is currently using a camera as a means of expression. Although to say I have had no training at all would discredit the invaluable input I have received from all of the artists, teachers, friends, and family who have always encouraged me to make art and have taught me to embrace my creativity. At this time in my life, my personal focus is on the world which immediately surrounds me. I happily spend my workdays as a librarian at a very busy public library in the rural Kentucky county where I live with my artist husband and our family of stray and rescued animals.”
Perrin began photographing his Bardstown surroundings at the young age of 10. He eventually received his BFA from the University of Louisville with a concentration in photography and art history. His travels have allowed him to continue his focus and passion for documentary photography. One of his projects resulted in a documentary publication covering Muay Thai boxing camps in and around Thailand, Southeast Asia.
Jim Cantrell, renowned painter/craftsman whose paintings & ceramics are in the permanent collections of major art museums around the country, has always used the camera as one of his tools in working with a model and for reference material when working on various projects or themes. He holds a BFA in Art Education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a MA in Fine Art from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Because most film processors couldn’t print negatives of the nude figure, he decided to learn yet another trade in addition to being a potter, painter, printmaker & woodworker. Thus the wonder of the darkroom was added to the studio.
When Jeannette Cantrell inherited her father’s camera she discovered he had been an amateur photographer with his own homemade darkroom equipment.
So why not add that skill to her plate as an art gallery dealer, framer and archivist for her husband’s work, and book dealer specializing in books by and about Thomas Merton, She holds a liberal arts degree in English and audited a photography class taught by Suzanne Mitchell at the University of Louisville to facilitate better use of the film camera and in the process to train ones eye to be more aware of the value of light and shadow when composing an image.
For more information, call (502) 348-6488, visit www.bardstownartgallery.com or contact: Cantrell@bardstowngallery.com.