CU to Host Art Exhibit by Adair County Artists

Oct. 28, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Adam Goodlett, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will host an art exhibit featuring numerous works of art by Adair Countians Jeffery and Henrietta Scott from Nov. 23 to Dec. 10. at the CU Art Gallery located at 205 Unviersity Drive, Campbellsville. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Scotts have both been teaching for over 30 years. Henrietta Scott has been teaching art all throughout her teaching career, which began in the Adair County school system where Jeffery Scott was a teacher and principal.

            After the Scotts concluded their teaching careers, they purchased a small country store that adjoined their property in Adair County. They remodeled the building and converted it into a very spacious art gallery. They named their studio “Highland Raku Studio” for the high ridges of Southern Kentucky.

            “Our artwork begins with a search for harmony or a form and decoration inspired by a strong interest in Art Nouveau and the American Art and Craft Movement. In addition, we have sought to synthesize a variety of approaches in working with stains and terra sigillatas with the Raku process,” said the Scotts on behalf of their artwork.

The Scotts work together on a variety of Raku firing pottery techniques, which essentially is wheel thrown vessels airbrushed with stains or glazes or hand painted with colored terra sigillatas, under glazes and Raku glazes.

            Henrietta Scott also does watercolor paintings that follow many of the same themes as the Raku pottery, including an emphasis on color and light as displayed in the natural environment. She gathers her inspiration to paint, draw and create art from the hills and valleys, flowing water, small branches, soaring trees and magnificent people.

            The Scotts have attended workshops in Raku at Arrowmont School for Crafts and the Appalachian School for Arts and Crafts. They are juried artists in the Sheltowee Artisan Guild, Kentucky Guild for Artists and Craftsmen and the Kentucky Crafted Program.

Henrietta Scott is now an art instructor at Campbellsville University and Jefferey is an adjunct instructor at Lindsey Wilson College.

Campbellsville University 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 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.