Caywood’s Cows Draw Crowd

Sonja Caywood stands by her "Smokey-eyed Divas." (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Stepping into the room, I was surrounded by cows. No, I was not in a barn, I was at the SAGE art center in the midst of Sonja Caywood’s one-woman show of about 30 paintings of cows.

Spotting her as I walked in, I asked her what she thought of the display.

And that, we did. As I was admiring the divas, a woman asked me which one I was going to purchase, and said she’d put her name on all of them. Her name, I discovered was Karol Meineke of Sheridan.

From there I noticed a couple who were leaning in to take a closer look at one of the larger paintings. Asking them if they were familiar with Caywood’s work, the answer was, a resounding, yes. It turns out, I was talking to her Dad, George Smith, and step-mom, Sandra.

The show will be up through March. The gallery is located in the former train depot at the corner of Broadway and East Fifth Street in Sheridan.

More photos are posted below.

Caywood's student Karol Meineke admire's her work. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
Caywood's parents enjoy the moment. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
Colorful cows appeared around every corner. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
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Photo Copyright Leslie Stratmoen
Photo Copyright Leslie Stratmoen
Photo Copyright Leslie Stratmoen
Photo Copyright Leslie Stratmoen