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.
PSAD is continuing its Saturday Intensives for high school students this spring with 3 four-day workshops in jewelry and metals, digital photography, and sculpture. Jewelry and metals meets January 24 and 31, and February 7 and 14 at 919 Madison Street. Digital Photography meets February 28, March 7, 14, and 21 at 413 Broadway. Sculpture meets February 28, March 7, 14, and 21 at 919 Madison Street. Classes meet from 9 a.m – 12 p.m. Tuition is $20 for each four week program and covers all materials. To register call 270.408.4278.
PSAD is presenting the exhibition Line and Volume featuring works by internationally recognized ceramic artist Harris Deller in the Clemens Fine Arts Center at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, February 26-March 26, 2015. Gallery hours are 10 am- 4pm, Monday-Thursday. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 pm, February 26, that will be accompanied by an awards presentation for the winners of the Orphan Train Art Contest co-sponsored by PSAD and Arts in Focus.
With funding from an agency bond through the State of Kentucky and Kentucky Community and Technical College System, along with matching funds raised from within the region, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is moving forward with renovations to the historic property known locally as the Kitchens Building. Demolition of a portion of the building and the entire interior of the remaining 25,000 square feet have been underway, setting the stage for actual renovations to begin in late October. The building is scheduled to open in January 2016and will house PSAD’s painting, drawing, photography, design, and multi-media programs.
WKCTC college president Dr. Barbara Veazey and Sherry Anderson, vice-president of learning initiatives, join members of the design team and KCTCS staff members, in a walk through of the Kitchens Building in early September.
Phyllis Russell has been recognized with a Honorable Mention in the 35th Annual College and High School Photography Contest, an international competition featuring student photographers from around the world and totaling 16,600 photographs. The contest is co-sponsored by Serbin Communications and Nikon, USA. Phyllis joins Elliot Schiff, Rhonda Henson, and Mark Watkins as previous finalists in the college student category, and her work will appear in the hard cover publication Best of College and High School Photography 2015, published by Serbin Communications.