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CU to host combined art exhibit of seniors

Nov. 19, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Mary Kutter and Samantha Stevenson, student news writers

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University’s Department of Art will host a joint senior exhibit by Bonnie Joy Boulware of Fort Knox, Ky., and Shana Smith Palumbo of Columbia, Ky., Nov. 26-Dec. 13 at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery located at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The exhibition is a cumulative showing of pieces both senior students have completed in their years of studying art at the college level. It includes a variety of pieces in several different media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional.

Various pieces of Boulware’s collection will be displayed. Photography, collages, oil and oil pastels, chalk, clay and graphite mediums are all means by which she expresses herself.

“Colors, shapes, and abstract thoughts find themselves together as a representation as myself in a tangible refection of who I am,” Boulware said.

Boulware admits that she’s introverted in nature and prefers to keep feelings and thoughts to herself. However, her work tells another story.

Boulware said her emotions can best be depicted through each one of her pieces. “I love personal expression, individuality, uniqueness,” she said. “My art work provides me with the perfect venue for this expression.”

Because she was reared in a military family, Boulware has had the opportunity to travel to and live in several different countries. “My desire to travel is ever with me, and my desire is to continue traveling the world and continue being exposed to more new and amazing things!”

She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in art with a minor in international studies. She plans to pursue a master’s degree toward project management.

She is the daughter of James Boulware, a 1982 of CU, and his wife, Dianne Boulware. She is a 2007 graduate of Giessen American High School.

Palumbo will have a reception at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery. Everyone is invited.

Palumbo said she expresses herself through color and texture and is drawn to nature. Her passion is sculpture. Her artwork reflects balance and symmetry because this is how she processes information through her visual representation.

Palumbo is a 2002 graduate of Adair County High and a native of Columbia, Ky. She was vice president of the National Art Honor Society 2001-2002 and a recipient of a gold key and a silver key at the district scholastic art show 2000-2001.

Palumbo attended Lindsey Wilson College 2002-2003 majoring in ceramics, Eastern Kentucky University 2003-2004 majoring in sculpture and Campbellsville University 2010-2013 majoring in art education.

She is the wife of Nicholas Palumbo. The couple has a son named Vincent. Palumbo is the daughter of Ricky and Linda Smith. Her grandparents are Robert and Agnes Coffey, and the late Robert and Dollie Smith.

The gallery hours are as follows: Mondays, 9 a.m.-9:50 a.m., 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:15-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-9:50 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

If no one is in the gallery, visitors are encouraged to come to the Art Building, behind the Pence-Chowning Gallery, to get someone to unlock for them.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is