By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Jewelry by Denise Bell Reisinger, owner of Bells Custom Jewelry, will be on exhibit at Campbellsville University’s Fine Arts Gallery Nov. 6-17.
A reception in Reisinger’s honor will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 at the new gallery which is located in a stone house with a brown roof across from the Gosser Fine Arts Center.
The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
Reisinger formerly worked at Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville where she developed tendonitis. She enrolled in the Kentucky Dislocated Workers Program and, in 1995,
started her education at Campbellsville University where she majored in art.
In 1997, she transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in the jewelry and metalsmithing program where she earned her bachelor of arts degree.
Upon graduation, Reisinger did repairs for a jewelry store, but for the past three years
has run her own business.
At her shop, Reisinger designs and makes her own jewelry. She also creates custom designs to her customer’s specifications. She works with gold, silver, precious, and semi-precious gemstones as well as gemstone beads.
Reisinger sells her work not only from her shop but also does consignment sales. Her work has been displayed in several locations in Kentucky and as far away as Japan.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Judy Clark, office assistant in the Office of Student Records at Campbellsville University, 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.