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 pleased and proud to present its 2015 Student Exhibition. The exhibit opens with a free public reception between 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on April 9 and runs through April 27. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Harris Deller, Emeritus Professor, SIU-Carbondale is serving as this year’s judge.
Featured Master Artists:
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.
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.
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.