Paducah School of Art & Design (PSAD) is pleased to present its 2016 National Figurative Drawing Invitational, featuring a selection of works by artists from across the country whose artistic practice focuses primarily on drawing. An opening reception will be hosted in the Bill Ford Gallery at Paducah School of Art and Design from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2016. The exhibition and reception event are free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display through December 2.
Exhibiting artists include Tammy Beldue (Black Mountain, North Carolina); Hannah Maxwell Rowell (Bon Aqua, Tennessee; Michael Reedy (Ann Arbor, Michigan); Denise Stewart-Sanabria (Knoxvile, Tennessee); Chris Troutman (Beaumont, Texas); Rebecca Venn (Kenosha, Wisconsin); and Christine Wuenschel (West Lafayette, Indiana).
“Each year PSAD presents one or more invitational exhibitions curated by our faculty and presenting the work of leading artists working in select disciplines. It is always a pleasure to present new works by nationally recognized artist to our students and other audiences in west Kentucky”, says art school dean Paul Aho. “This invitational is the first to be exhibited in the Bill Ford Gallery in PSAD’s new 2D and Graphic Design Building, and is also the first to focus exclusively on representational figurative works in drawing. The show was curated by PSAD’s drawing professor Randy Simmons, who has assembled a selection of works ranging from traditional renderings of the human form to depictions of workers and others in complex architectural and environmental settings. As presented in a teaching gallery, the works assembled have much to share with our students and the public at large.”
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.