JUNCTION CITY - After 10 minutes of peering closely at A. Jack May's painting, searching in vain for the 11 Kentucky critters he challenges people to find, only observers in on May's joke still find it humorous.
There are technically only nine animals in the scene, May explains. Numbers 10 and 11, the doe and her fawn, have since wandered off to feed elsewhere Saturday morning, he said with a guilty smile. But they'll be back later.
May's humor on canvas is one piece of local artwork that can be found in Boyle County's first fly-through gallery, of sorts. The lobby of Stuart Powell Air Field is now sans the tough-guy portraits of fighter jets and instead houses framed works of windswept pastels and thick acrylic paintings by local artists.
The new display opened Saturday and features the talents of the artists' support group, Gathering Artists. The display will run through December, at which time new works will be circulated.