Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is hosted Legacy, an exhibition of works by and tribute to past and present middle and high school art educators within the region served by West Kentucky Community and Technical College from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on January 19, 2017 . The exhibition ran through February 23 in the Bill Ford Gallery, located within PSAD’s new 32,000 square foot 2D and Graphic Design Building in the Lower Town Arts District.
“Our intent in organizing Legacy was to honor the contributions individual art teachers have made within their respective communities over the years”, says PSAD dean Paul Aho. “This exhibition shines a light on their work as artists and spotlights their role as mentors. Each of the participating artists, and their regional peers who are not represented here, have been significant figures in the lives of many young people in west Kentucky.”
Exhibiting artists included Ruth Baggett, Paducah Tilghman High School; Cindy Bazor, Massac County High School; Jinny Bittner, Ballard Memorial High School; Jennifer Bowles, Livingston County Middle School; Juanita Gilliam, Reidland High School (retired); Mitch Kimball, McCracken County High School; Lynn Pesoat, McCracken County High School; RAN (Miranda Meeks), Caldwell County Middle School; Craig Rhodes, Paducah Tilghman High School (retired); John Romang, Massac County Junior High School; and Sandy Sasso, Calloway County High School (retired) and Shand Stamper, McCracken County High School.
The exhibition was co-curated by Lily Liu, PSAD’s community education and public programs coordinator, and Shane Ward, PSAD’s new sculptor instructor.
The Legacy exhibition is complemented by Bright Futures, a selection of high school student works which was on display in PSAD’s alcove galleries at the same time. Participating schools included Ballard Memorial High School, Community Christian Academy, Graves County High School, Livingston County High School, Massac County High School, McCracken County High School, Open Door Academy, Paducah Tilghman High School, and Truitt Homeschool.
The Bill Ford Gallery is located in PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street in Lower Town, Paducah, KY. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.