By Brittany Pelly, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.- “Variety is the first thing that comes to mind about my work,” said Cheryl Sullivan of Campbellsville, who will have her artwork featured in a senior exhibit at Campbellsville University. The exhibit begins Nov. 27 and runs to Dec.14 at Campbellsville University’s Art Gallery, in a stone house across from the Gosser Fine Arts Center.
The reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Gallery. The reception and show are free and open to the public.
Her past exhibits include spring juried shows at Campbellsville University. She said her artwork is a way of expressing herself, as well as relaxing. “I can step out of my busy frame of mind and just go,” she said.
Variety is one of the main characteristics of her artwork. She said she enjoys experimenting on different drawing and painting surfaces. Many of the media she uses include oil and acrylic paints, graphite, colored pencil, ceramics, collage and photography. She will display oil and acrylic paintings, pastel, graphite, photography and 3-D.
Sullivan’s techniques range from small detail strokes to large strokes of the medium she uses.
“I found that being an artist can be difficult at times. For me, it takes diligence, determination, patience and creativity in my artwork. This can be exhausting. However, I have discovered that good things come from this hard work and my work prospers,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan is a graduating art student earning a bachelor of science with a minor in journalism. She has studied graphics, design and layout in various classes, as well as at her internship at Custom Business Solutions in Campbellsville. Sullivan is a 1997 graduate of Campbellsville High School.
Besides being a student at CU, Sullivan is also a mother of two children, Zachary and Jasmin.
She intends to work in the graphics design field upon graduation in December 2006.
For information on the Gallery, contact Judy Clark, office assistant in the Office of Student Records, at (270) 789-5233.
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.