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 or may choose to pursue an Associate in Fine Arts degree.
UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that all 2015 Master Artists Workshops are now Buy One, Get One Free for any workshop of equal or lesser value.
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PSAD is once again offering its Pre-College Summer Art Program. This two week program provides a college-level experience for high school students in jewelry and metals, ceramics, digital photography, and painting. Jewelry and metals and ceramics meet June 8-12 at 919 Madison Street. Digital Photography and painting meet June 15-19 at 409 Broadway. Tuition is $375 and includes all materials. To register call 270.408.4278.
By Tammy Thompson, West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) sculpture students are creating a unique exhibition titled “Potential of Infusion” that will be installed on the third floor of the former Rhoads Burford Building, a 107-year-old property at 407 Jefferson Street that now houses Paducah Distilled Spirits. The public is invited to a free opening reception for the exhibit Friday, May 8 from 5 – 7 p.m.
With funding from an agency bond through the Commonwealth 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 formerly known as the Kitchens Building. The building is scheduled to open in Spring 2016 and will house PSAD’s painting, drawing, photography, design, and multi-media programs. The project also includes the addition of a bistro cafe which will provide a much needed resource for the school and Lower Town, in addition to offering culinary workshops for residents and visitors. The design team is RossTarrant Architects of Lexington and Pinnacle is serving as general contractor.
Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will host a student exhibition of paintings and design projects at Etcetera Coffee House during a free opening reception May 6 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Under the instruction of Associate Professor of Painting BiLan Liao, this annual exhibition, now in its sixth year, provides an additional venue for PSAD painting, 2–D design and Introduction to Art students to exhibit their work in a professional context. The reception is free and open to the public. Etcetera Coffee House is located at 320 North 6 Street in downtown Paducah. The works will remain on display through June 6.
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.