Campbellsville University features alumni art exhibit

Oct. 11, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Shelby Lynn Cash, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Homecoming is next week at Campbellsville University and Brian Wigglesworth, a former CU art student and football player, will be offering an alumni art exhibit on Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Art Gallery at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Brian Wigglesworth
             Brian Wigglesworth

At the art exhibit, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, Wigglesworth will be showcasing his photography skills with a variety of black and white and color shots.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Wigglesworth is an exceptional child educator at Clear Creek Elementary. He is an assistant football coach for the new Martha Layne Collins High School Titans.

Around the time he was three years old, Wigglesworth found his love for art. His parents bought him a Lego set and he was obsessed with creating. He could flawlessly copy the designs on the box, and soon he began his own designs that went beyond the conceptualization he should have at that age.

Wigglesworth continued in his enthusiasm for the arts throughout elementary school and won many student art contests he entered. In middle school, there was one very influential teacher, Jan Kirstein, who saw his full range of potential. Kirstein helped Wigglesworth turn his art into masterpieces that could be skillfully created through a process that used knowledge of art mediums and techniques.

High school only infused Wigglesworth with more artistry ambition. Wigglesworth chose to pursue an art area bachelor’s degree at CU and graduated in the winter of 2000. While attending Campbellsville from 1996 to 2000, he was a member of the football team. Wigglesworth returned to CU in the spring of 2008 to graduate with a master’s degree in special education.

Wigglesworth works and lives in Shelbyville, Ky., with his wife Penny and their three children Perry, Lily and Abigail.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is