At Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD), a mix of traditional and non-traditional students and studio artists from the community work side by side in the studios, sharing insights, experience, and ideas for the mutual benefit of all. PSAD, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), offers classes in a wide variety of visual art studio areas and art history. Students may take beginning and intermediate classes for credit or recreationally and may choose to pursue an Associate in Fine Arts degree.
Paducah School of Art and Design is presenting its inaugural National Painting Invitational in the Clemens Gallery at the Clemens Fine Arts Center, opening at 5:00 p.m. -7 p.m., February 20. The exhibition runs through March 27 and includes works by Paul Aho, Ben Boothby, Amze Emmons, Andrea Ferringo, Stan Gregory, Sarah Gutwirth, Stephen Johnson, Sibel Kocabasi, BiLan Liao, Fran O’Neill, Kevin Veara, and Pier Wright.The exhibition was curated by PSAD dean Paul Aho. Please join us for the opening or come by the WKCTC main campus to view the show. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
Recent work by Paducah School of Art and Design artist-in-residence CJ Niehaus is being exhibited in a solo show at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, February 15-March 22, 2014. Niehaus is a recent MFA graduate of Southern Illinois University/Carbondale and is the first resident artist in ceramics at PSAD, where she also teaches as an adjunct instructor.
PSAD’s newest facility expansion is a 6,700 square foot sculpture building, destined to include studios for woodworking, metal fabrication, clay modeling, and moldmaking, and also a foundry for bronze casting. Located adjacent to Madison Hall in LowerTown, the building was designed by RossTarrant Architects, is being built by A&K Construction, and is scheduled to open in Fall 2014.