Senior at Campbellsville University to exhibit art March 18-29 in The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery

By Amber Meade, communications assistant, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Shelby White of Willisburg, Ky. is hosting her senior art exhibit March 18-29 in Campbellsville University’s The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

A reception will be March 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. EST.

In her artist statement, White said, “More than paint on a canvas, my work portrays a story within each one of my pieces each started by a spark.

“This spark is what has led me to want a deeper meaning in my works that has been ignited from the skills and knowledge I’ve gained throughout my life.

“I have gained skills and understanding as a student in graphics, new mediums, traditional mediums, printmaking, painting, drawing, etc. that have allowed me understand the full capabilities of my works.

“I find that not everyone sees life through the same lenses. Therefore, my desire for my works is to spark a thought, feeling or memory to lead to a deeper meaning than what is seen, but rather what is felt.

“I find that I parallel my works with the concepts of scripture.”

White said she was raised in the church and was taught the stories of scripture along with the importance of family, life and her Savior.

“A Bible verse can mean something special to someone, while meaning something completely different for others,” she said. “I have found that depending on where you are in location, age or stage of life that an artwork could spark a meaning specifically catered to your personal story.

“My hope is to simply be that spark.”

To view art created by Shelby White, visit

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 13,000 students offering more than 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with Kentucky instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. The university also has a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

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