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.
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Paducah School of Art and Design is proud to showcase our students’ work in the Clemens Gallery at the Clemens Fine Art Center on WKCTC’s main campus. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be hosted for the Annual Student Exhibition on April 3 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The judge for this year’s awards is Dr. Zbynek “ZB” Smetana, chair of the Department of Art and Design at Murray State University. The exhibition runs through April 25. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m-4 p.m.
PSAD students Elliot Schiff and Rhonda Henson have been selected as finalists in the 34th 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. Schiff and Henson are among 100 finalists in the college student category, and their work will appear in the hard cover publication Best of College and High School Photography 2014, published by Serbin Communications. Rhonda Henson has the further distinction of receiving an Honorable Mention for her photo of two family members sharing a precious moment.
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.