Cantrell’s students’ artwork on display at library
Longtime Olney resident, artist and teacher Marilyn Cantrell is the Olney Community Library and Art’s Center’s current featured artist, with an exhibit showcasing the work of her students.
Cantrell has been an artist and a teacher of the arts for more than 30 years. She holds both private and group classes in her studio on Tuesday mornings. Her classes are open to all ages.
“In a friendly, welcome atmosphere, you will learn how to paint with a new perspective on color and a new appreciation for your surroundings,” Cantrell said about her classes in a post on her website.
The library’s exhibit features a variety of her student’s work in different mediums – from oil and pastel to acrylic. Students’ ages range from 17 to 88, with several students having attended her class for almost three decades.
Seeing her student’s artwork displayed in the library is an honor, Cantrell said.
“It makes me so proud,” she said. “It makes me proud for them and also for me.”
The exhibit will be on display at the Olney Library until the middle of December.