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Noun or Verb: Interpretations of “Eclipse”

Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is pleased to present Noun or Verb – Interpretations of “Eclipse” by PSAD Faculty Members. Dedicating its annual faculty exhibition to a celebration of the August 21 solar eclipse and Paducah’s position on the path of totality, this group exhibition is themed to the event and interpretations of the word “eclipse” as a noun or verb. Noun or Verb – Interpretations of “Eclipse” open with a reception event from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., on August 17, 2017, and run through September 7 in the Bill Ford Gallery, located within PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building in the Lower Town Arts District. Exhibiting artists are Paul Aho, Todd Birdsong, Shannon Duffy, Emily Esau, Tanya Gadbaw-Neitzke, John Hasegawa, Erich Neitzke, J.P. Rhea, Anita Rodriguez-Fitch, Randy Simmons, and Shane Ward. PSAD will also be exhibiting Taking on Disability with our Artistic Ability, a selection of works from individuals within the Art Program at the Adult Services Center and Child Development Center of Easter Seals West Kentucky. This group of paintings and prints will be on display in the downstairs Alcove Gallery.

“PSAD is pleased to join the Challenger Learning Center at WKCTC and other organizations in the region in presenting public programs associated with the solar eclipse and the anticipated numbers of visitors to the region to experience this extraordinary event,” says PSAD dean, Paul Aho. “Each of our faculty members are employing their unique talents to create new works alluding to the eclipse itself or the process of eclipsing or being eclipsed. There are certain to be surprises in the works on display as these recognized artists step outside their normal realm and create original works for the occasion.”

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.