Grange artist inspired by
beauty of creation around her
104 student art show features
23 pieces by 14 students
Helen E. McKinney
LA GRANGE, Ky. (February 2011) For student
artist Cheryl Adams-Zanewicz, having an instructor like Angie Campbell
has made all the difference in the way she views her hobby. Adams-Zanewicz
is adamant about squeezing in a class with Campbell whenever she can.
Adams-Zanewicz has taken classes under Campbells tutorage for
about a year. I travel a lot so my classes with Angie get interrupted.
I come home and start classes again when I can.
breaks in her travels,
Cheryl Adams-Zanewicz takes
classes in La Grange at the
Campbell Art Studio.
Campbell is a superb artist herself, said Adams-Zanewicz.
Shes very intelligent and good at communicating what she
wants you to do and what you should do. She also offers lots of tips
to make your painting better.
Originally from Jefferson County, Ky., Adams-Zanewicz became serious
about painting when she settled in La Grange and became involved with
Gallery 104 and Campbell. Retired now at age 64, she loves the
joy of traveling and doing different things, she said.
Adams-Zanewicz is one of 14 students participating in the current Campbell
Studio Student Show at Gallery 104 in La Grange titled, Were
Still Painting. The show opened Jan. 18 and runs through March
There are 23 pieces of art in all, said Campbell. This show
is important for her students because it is important for them
to see what they have done throughout the year and to see what other
students of mine have done.
Campbell opened the Campbell Studio in La Grange in 1994. She holds
a degree in commercial art and worked for a time as a commercial artist
in Chicago before returning to Kentucky to become a full-time artist.
She has exhibited her works solo and in groups throughout the region,
and her work hangs in many private and corporate collections.
I love Gallery 104. Its great to have in the community,
All works are done in oil, and Adams-Zanewicz said she is also a watercolorist.
But I lean heavily toward oils. I understand it. Its more
compatible to the way I like to express myself in paint.
Adams-Zanewicz said she has drawn ever since she has been old enough
to hold a pencil. While in school she worked on backdrops and has painted
She said she is inspired by the beauty of creation and the desire
to try to put that on paper.
Her favorite subject matter is landscapes and animals.
Adams-Zanewicz has two paintings in the student art show and seven that
hang throughout the gallery. Merry Go Round is of a carousel
horse, her interpretation of something that caught her eye in a Clinton,
Ohio, museum. Artistically, the work is loaded with issues that
I knew would challenge me, she said of her painting.
The second work, H60, is of an Angus cow, H60 being the
cows ear tag number. The work is reminiscent of a herd from a
ranch in Idaho that caught her eye.
An opening reception was held Jan. 21 and was a great success
despite snow and cold, said Kathy Dowling, executive director
of Arts Association of Oldham County and Gallery 104.
Gallery 104 was established in La Grange in 2007 by the association.
The gallery has 40 juried artists who display a variety of fine art
media, which includes jewelry, ceramics, wood and metal sculptures,
paintings and more.
For more information about the Campbell
Studio Student Show, contact Kathy Dowling at (502) 222-3822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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