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Arts and Entertainment

  • Artist introduces wearable nature to Bernheim

    Large creatures comparable to grass-covered Sasquatch will be roaming around Bernheim Forest in a few weeks thanks to the work of a visiting British artist.

    Ashley Peevor, who is enjoying a month-long residency at Bernheim as part of a grant, is introducing his living costumes known as “Grass Men” at this year’s Bernheim CONNECT festival. The costumes are a combination of fabric, grass and soil substrate, with seeds growing through fabric layers to compress them into a living material.

  • Mobile art studio makes way through Nelson County

    Children swapped paint colors and brushed designs on their canvases while gathered at tables outside of the Nelson County Public Library. The evening of outdoor art was part of the On the Move Art Studio’s tour through Nelson County, which continues with a stop in New Haven July 31.

    The idea came after social worker Josh Nadzam and artist Kathy Werking teamed up to bring art to kids in need.

  • 1920s jazz sound ‘rambles’ into the park Friday

    The Walnut Street Ramblers will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • May 6-13 is National Music Week

    The Stephen Foster Music Club of Bardstown, in conjunction with the National Federation of Music Clubs, will celebrate “National Music Week,” May 6-13. The theme for this year is “Music … The Universal Language.” The club encourages schools, churches, and civic clubs to join them in celebrating this week. The following activities will be held during the week of May 6-13:

    A window display of students’ art will be displayed downtown May 6-13.

  • Collins signs deal with Average Joes Entertainment

    Emerging singer-songwriter Dustin Collins, of Bardstown, has signed a label-services deal with Average Joes Entertainment for marketing and distribution of his new album, which is scheduled to be released this summer.

    Collins’ independent single “Cold Dead Hands” made it to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart and he is in the studio preparing for his next music project.

  • Gartland wins Derby award for framing

    With Derby just around the corner, Bardstown’s supply of talented community members is once again on display. Jimmy Gartland, manager of Gartland’s Art Sales in Bardstown, is the recipient of the 2018 Festival Unveiled Judge’s Award from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation for his framing of this year’s Festival poster.

    “I was seriously shocked,” Gartland said of the win, adding when he heard the news he was texting his dad, who had been anticipating the results.

  • PHOTOS: 'Speakeasy Bourbon Style'

    Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery and Heaven Hill presented "Speakeasy Bourbon Style," an original play by Toni Wiley Wednesday and Thursday at the art gallery on Court Square.  Wiley was announced last year as the gallery's playwright in residence.

  • Cantrell’s art on display in Owensboro

    “The Way of the Land: The Farm Story” exhibition, which opened July 29 at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art includes five paintings by artist Jim Cantrell of Bardstown.

    Antique farm implements and artifacts along with paintings by other invited regional artists are on display documenting and celebrating the region’s agrarian heritage. It is open through Oct. 22.

  • Talent takes the stage Thursday during Nelson County Fair events

    The grandstands changed from soloists singing Disney and Martina McBride, to a Central Kentucky band rocking out with a country mix. Thursday evening at the Nelson County Fair was talent focused with both the Coca-Cola Talent Classic and Sticktight’s fair debut.

    Thursday’s free concert was the first time Sticktight, a Southern country rock band, had performed at the Nelson County Fair, though the lead singer has made local appearances at locations such as Mammy’s. The group kicked off the fair show with original music, leading into some crowd favorites.

  • Miss Walls goes to Washington

    Marly Walls of Nelson County was recently an honored guest of Congressman Brett Guthrie at the nation’s Capitol.

    The Nelson County High School senior was one of the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Her drawing of her younger sister, “Rowan,” garnered first place in the competition for Kentucky’s 2nd U.S. House District, which is represented by Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican.

    The drawing now hangs in the tunnel in the Capitol building, where it will remain for a year, said her mom, Amy Walls.