Student Art Show

La Grange artist inspired by
beauty of creation around her

Gallery 104 student art show features
23 pieces by 14 students

By Helen E. McKinney
Contributing Writer

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 Campbell’s 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.”

Student Art

Photo provided

During 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. “She’s 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, “We’re Still Painting.” The show opened Jan. 18 and runs through March 12.
“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. It’s great to have in the community,” Campbell said.
All works are done in oil, and Adams-Zanewicz said she is also a watercolorist. “But I lean heavily toward oils. I understand it. It’s 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 murals.
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 cow’s 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 execdire@aaooc.org.

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