Campbellsville University to show art work of student Nicholas Bertolucci

March 18, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University student, Nicholas A. Bertolucci of Cupertino, Calif., will display works for his senior at show March 29-April 1 in the Art Gallery at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

“Life is surrounded by art that is undiscovered by the untrained naked eye,” Bertolucci said. “With all types of art I feel I need to portray it in many different media. I have a few themes that are portrayed in my art. I am an artist who uses what the city gives. My inspiration evolves slowly and subliminally to give me my themes. This tells me who I am.”
Bertolucci’s exhibit consists of photography, acrylics, digital, spray paint and pen and ink.

He was born and reared in San Jose, Calif., and many of his pieces are influenced though his daily life and the art work of “Undercity Artists” in San Jose.

“These pieces of art on display are a collection of work that I did over my college career,” he said. “A lot of my artwork displayed is of the undercity influence and of simple art (clean and direct).”

Bertolucci said his art fits “smoothly into contemporary art with a simple flow with a simple straight to the point directive.”
Bertolucci discovered art in high school. He has had one other art exhibit in 2005.

Bertolucci will graduate from Campbellsville University in May with a bachelor of science degree with an art major. He received an associate of arts degree in 2008 from West Valley College and attended San Jose State University in 2007.

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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