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KY Bourbon Paintings Featured at OMFA for Bourbon/Jazz Festival

paintout 300OWENSBORO, KY (6/10/12) – Exhibitions of paintings documenting the bourbon heritage of Kentucky will be featured at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art as a special highlight of the first annual Owensboro Bourbon and Jazz Festival.
 
The exhibitions will open Sunday, June 17, during a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. which will feature a jazz performance by Louisville musician Dick Sisto and his trio. The exhibitions, reception and performance are sponsored by a gift from Atmos Energy Company.
 
The FIRST ANNUAL BOURBON N’ JAZZ PAINTOUT, an en plein air painting event and competition is a three day program highlighted by an exhibition at the museum on Sunday, June 17 where merit and purchase awards will be presented for winning entries. A special sales event by participating artists will also be scheduled on the front lawn of the John Hampden Smith House from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 
Artists will be given access to special sites in the Owensboro and Daviess County area that have significance to the heritage of bourbon distilling in Kentucky. They will capture impressions of these local sites in outdoor painting sessions over a three day period. These works of art will be offered for sale in the Sunday afternoon sales event and during the Sunday evening reception at the museum.
 
More than three dozen oils, watercolors and drawings on loan from private and corporate Kentucky collections by Bardstown artist, Jim Cantrell, will chronicle Kentucky’s celebrated distilling industry. Images painted by Cantrell over the last decade include distilleries in central and western Kentucky and related subjects of the area. The exhibition will focus on the traditional process of distilling and bottling bourbon while documenting the sense of place of the region of the historic Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
 
Cantrell is a nationally recognized artist who is best known for his realistically rendered paintings which document Kentucky and southeastern states. His work has been presented in a wide variety of solo exhibitions in museums and his commission works are in public and private collections throughout the region. He was featured twice on the cover of the magazine “Bourbon Review”.
 
Cantrell will also be in Owensboro to serve as juror for the museum’s 1st annual Bourbon and Jazz En Plein Air Competition which will run concurrently with his solo exhibition. His solo exhibition will continue through July 29.
 
Artists may enter the BOURBON N’ JAZZ EN PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT by requesting registration forms from the museum at 270-685-3181 or visiting the website at www.omfa.us.
 
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. En plein air painting became popular in the mid-19th century when working in natural light became particularly important to the French artists of the Barbizon and Impressionist schools. Outdoor painting was facilitated in the 1870’s with the introduction of paints in tubes, as previously, each painter made their own paints by grinding and mixing dry pigment powders with oils or other binders. The popularity of outdoor painting has heightened in the late 20th century with en plein air societies and competitions organized across the nation and abroad.
 
The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is FREE although voluntary donations are suggested of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Access for physically challenged individuals is provided at the Atrium entrance in the 9th Street parking lot.
 
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