Campbellsville University Senior Art Exhibit will Feature Work of Donna Quick and Stephanie Walston

By Ashley Sidebottom, staff writer

CAMPBELLSILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will showcase artwork by Donna Quick of Louisville and Stephanie Walston of Raywick, Ky., in a senior art exhibit March 19-29 at the new art gallery across from Gosser Fine Arts Center.

A reception in their honor will be held Monday, March 19 in the art gallery from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to the free exhibit. Refreshments will be served.

Quick, a 2003 graduate of Fairdale High School, was included in the student juried art shows at Campbellsville University in 2005 and in 2006. She says her artwork can be best described as “using simple concepts yet complicated designs.”

“To me, something as simple as a snowflake can become art,” Quick said. “Several of the pieces I composed have been from simple matter such as fruit, glass, cloth, flowers and so forth.”

Quick will graduate from Campbellsville University in May 2007 with a bachelor of science degree.

“In my opinion, constructing artwork that one can see is as challenging as a piece of imagination,” Quick said. “I hope that my audience can take my work and see that even the simplest object can become artwork.”

Quick’s exhibit will display 2-D and 3-D drawings, pen and ink drawings, wood and ink drawings, ceramics, paintings, masks, bone and needlepoint works.

Walston, a 1989 graduate of Bullitt East High School, participated in the student juried art show at Campbellsville University in 2006. She says her works of art are her expression of how she sees things in her own way.

“I am very much inspired by nature and the world around me,” Walston said. “The bend of a tree, the movement of the grass, the color of the clouds at sunset…these are what I draw my inspiration from.”

Walston will graduate from Campbellsville University in May 2007 with a bachelor of science degree.

“I enjoy working with metal, wood and ceramics,” Walston said, but “paint is my favorite media because of the intense colors you can achieve.”

“Color makes me happy! I use color to express energy, feeling and movement,” Walston said.

Walston’s exhibit will feature 2-D and 3-D works of art.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.

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