CU student, Sara Rowland, to hold art exhibit through April 16

CU student, Sara Rowland, to hold art exhibit through April 16

April 8, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “My life has always revolved around art,” said Campbellsville University student Sara Rebecca Rowland of Wickliffe, Ky., who is holding her senior art exhibit at the Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky., through April 16.

“One of my first memories of ever keeping something and being happy that I had kept it is of a little modeling clay sculpture of a dog my grandparents used to have,” she said. “I felt like I knew then I wanted to be an artist.”

Rowland, who graduates in May, will be showing ceramics, paintings, photography and 3-D works at her exhibit. She will have a reception April 10 from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the gallery. Everyone is invited.

Rowland is a 2006 graduate of Ballard Memorial High School. She said when she got to high school, she had an “incredible art teacher who knew her stuff.” That teacher pushed her to continue her career in art.

“Now that I’m at Campbellsville University, I know my skills have improved a great deal thanks to the great professors teaching me the skills I needed to know.”

Rowland said each of her pieces is different but “each piece holds many meanings to my heart.”

She is the daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca Rowland of Wickliffe.

She exhibited work in the 2007-09 Campbellsville University Student Juried Shows.

For information about the exhibit, contact Linda J. Cundiff, chair of the art department, at 270-789-5268 or at

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.

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