By Seth Romsa
Staff Writer 

Artists continue to pursue dreams after more than 25 years in Kirby


January 30, 2020

COURTESY/Barry Bryant

Bryant and his wife AB Word pose with one of his favorite frames he carved and gilded in a Sansovino-style, which is based on one held in the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Bryant and his wife's picture and frame featured here reside in a Central Florida private collection.

THERMOPOLIS – Art comes in many forms, and one of the more difficult forms to excel at is gilding, which long-time Kirby resident Barry Bryant has taken the time to learn, and succeed with in the last 20-plus years.

Gilding is a process that has been around for more than 4,600 years, and is where gold leaf, primarily 22-karat or higher yellow gold, is used in order to accent certain objects t...

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