West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah School of Art and Design is pleased to present Lexie Johnson – What is Known Forever in the Mind, upstairs in the PJC Gallery within the 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street. The exhibition opens along with Australia Wide Five, an AQS contemporary quilt exhibition, from 5-7 pm, September 14 during the AQS Fall QuiltWeek and complements other activities during Paducah’s Fall Fibers Festival, September 22 and 23, 2017. Both exhibitions will be on view through September 29.
Paducah School of Art and Design is pleased to participate in National Hispanic Heritage Month by presenting Old World Spain and New World Cuba. The exhibition features a selection of photographs taken by PSAD drawing professor Randy Simmons in Span this past Summer and by PSAD student Phyllis Russel, taken during a West Kentucky Community and Technical College trip to Cuba earlier this year. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with WKCTC’s Diversity Committee and seeks to promote inclusion and a knowledge and respect for others. It accompanies Australia Wide Five, an AQS QuiltWeek sanctioned quilt exhibition in the Bill Ford Gallery within PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street. The exhibition opens with a reception event from 5-7 pm, September 14, 2017 and is free and open to the public.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is pleased to announce Australia Wide Five, an exhibition of 39 art quilts from makers in OZQUILT NETWORK INC, an association of art quilters from throughout Australia. The exhibition is PSAD’s second sanctioned collaboration with the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) during its internationally renowned Quilt Week in Paducah, and which is for the first time presenting this Fall QuiltWeek in Paducah. An public reception will be hosted on Thursday, September 14, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., in the Bill Ford Gallery within PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and runs from September 13 – September 29. Throughout the duration of QuiltWeek, PSAD and Australia Wide Five are included as a stop on the bus tour of AQS activities. Attendees should access the building through the public entry on Harrison Street. The exhibition complements the development of our new fiber arts studio and community education programs at PSAD, and will be accompanied by an exhibition upstairs in the PJC Gallery of work by our new fiber artist-in-residence, Lexie Johnson. Read More…
PSAD has begun construction of its new printmaking studio in the 2D andGraphic Design Building. The studio is scheduled to open with Community Education classes in Fall 2017. For a full schedule on these and other PSAD Community Education programs, please visit http/ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky. Then select Paducah School of Art and Design.
PSAD is pleased to present our Summer Master Artists Workshop program for 2017. This year’s program has expanded beyond ceramics and metalsmithing to include painting, Joomchi papermaking, and Shibori weaving as well. It also includes the opportunity for studio and culinary artists alike to build their own 3D printers capable of creating computer generated forms in clay and edible materials. Please click on the workshop link above for full details and descriptions. Presenters, workshops, and dates are:
Tim Jaeger • Color and Expression: Paint What you Love • June 12-14, 2017
Rimas VisGirda • Screenprinting Decals for Ceramics, Glass and Enamel • July 7-9, 2017
Nash Quinn • Introduction to Chasing and Repoussé • July 14-16, 2017
Robert Ebendorf • Lost and Found: Journey for Personal Adornment • July 28-30, 2017
Jiyoung Chung • Joomchi and Beyond •July 6-8, 2017
Robin Haller • Woven Shibori • July 13 -15, 2017
Matt Long • The Expressive Quality of Porcelain through Utilitarian Vessels • July 21-23, 2017
Bryan Czibesz • DIY Ceramic 3D Printers • July 31, August 1-4, 2017 • SOLD OUT • Please call 270.534.3901 to be put on a waiting list.
PSAD is pleased to offer a broad selection of classes through its Community Education Programs. Simply click on Classes and then Community Education in the menu above to see a full listing of available classes for Fall 2017. These classes provide the opportunity to explore new media and techniques without the time requirements and commitment to a full academic term. Course offerings also include Saturday Intensives for High School Students and studio classes for children ages 6-10 and 11-15. All classes are hosted in our state-of-the-art studios by nationally recognized artists and educators. Please view programs or register online please visit:
http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky Then select Paducah School of Art and Design.
To register by phone, call 270.534.3335
With funds raised through PSAD’s Annual Holiday Art Sale, the Art and Design Club supports student enrichment programs throughout the year. This group of students and faculty made a recent trip to Nashville that included visits to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the sculpture park at Cheekwood Estate, and a gallery crawl that included downtown and the evolving venues in the Wedgewood/Houston district.
PSAD is proud to recognize students Phyllis Russell and Elizabeth Langham for inclusion in Serbin Communications’ Best of College & High School Photography 2017. Their photographs were selected from close to 13,000 entries from around the world and will appear in this year’s hardcover book. Phyllis is also the winner of First Place in the photography category of the 2017 Dogwood Art and Photography Contest sponsored by Paducah’s Civic Beautification Board. PSAD photo student Paul Grumley took First Place in the art category with a digital image more closely resembling a painting than its photographic source.
Throughout the year PSAD has the pleasure of hosting tours and hands-on activities with art students from regional high schools. One recent visit from Jenny Bittner’s art classes at Ballard Memorial High School in Ballard County allowed twenty students the opportunity to tour PSAD’s 46,000 square foot campus and work with PSAD faculty and staff to throw some pots in our clay studio and make some bling in our small metals studio.
Shannon Duffy is a metalsmith and adjunct instructor at PSAD where she teaches classes in jewelry making and small metals. Shannon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Murray State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. Her teaching experience includes Murray State University, where she taught within the studio arts and the art education programs, as well as Appalachian Center for Crafts. Exhibitions of her work have been presented at galleries and institutions in Lexington, KY; Ashville, NC; Greensboro, NC; and Tempe, AZ; among other locations, and her work has been recognized through grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, as well as the North Carolina Arts Council.
Emily Esau is an adjunct instructor of Visual Communications at Paducah School of Art and Design. She received a Bachelor of Graphic Arts degree from Nossi College of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010, and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Advertising from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University in 2016. As a commercial designer, she has worked with numerous businesses in western Kentucky and middle Tennessee, and has served as both an art director and copywriter on teams from San Francisco, Nashville, Raleigh, and Montreal, on national and international brands. Her skills range from strategic thinking and brand identities to web design and page layout.
Erich Neitzke is a printmaker and adjunct instructor at PSAD, where he teaches Introduction to Art classes. Erich has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Southern Illinois Carbondale. His teaching experience includes St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY; State University of New York Potsdam; and Southern Illinois University. Nationally recognized, Erich’s exhibition history includes venues in Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Hawaii, and North Dakota, among other locales.
Tanya Neitzke is an adjunct instructor who teaches painting and 2D design classes at PSAD. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from State University of New York Potsdam, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After earning her MFA, Tanya returned to New York where she taught at State University of New York Potsdam and St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY. Tanya and her artist husband Erich Neitzke moved back to the region in 2015, where she has continued to pursue her career as a painter, building a collector-base and a national exhibition history.
JP Rhea is an adjunct instructor within the Visual Communication:Multimedia program at PSAD. He earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Mass Communications and Media Arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Photography and an Associate of Arts in Mass Communication. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the Art institute of Atlanta and has worked as the senior web designer for Macy’s corporate advertising in Atlanta, Georgia, and as a senior creative consultant for C-bridge.com, a top B2B consultant agency based in Boston, MA and as the Head of Creative/Art Director for Webstakes.com in NYC.
Shane Ward has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude from University of Kentucky and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Chicago. He is relocating to Paducah from Walla Walla, Washington, where he has been a visiting assistant professor at Whitman College, teaching both sculpture and drawing classes. Shane has additional teaching experience at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago. Recognition for his work includes the prestigious Edes Prize for Emerging Artists from University of Chicago, among other fellowship awards; as well as a variety of residencies– including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE. Shane has a broad set of skills as an artist and technician, and has exhibited across the country and overseas.
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 or an Associate in Applied Science in Visual Communication:Multimedia degree.