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Ian Berry

AQS & PAA team up for creative collaboration with “Master of Denim” artist from United Kingdom

In his studio, amid mounds of blue, the uncountable shades and features of this common fabric are a palette in the hands of artist Ian Berry.     ~Ann Hammel, American Quilter Magazine – September 2017 Paducah, KY, April 2, 2018—As an UNESCO Creative City, Paducah, Kentucky is known for connecting cultures, and the American Quilter’s Society […]

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Freda Fairchild

Works by deceased Lower Town Artist Freda Fairchild expands PSAD’s “Legacy 2” exhibit

A memorial exhibition, “Freda Fairchild: Beyond Expectations” opens at the PJC Gallery and Downstairs Alcove Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art & Design (PSAD) 2D/Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street on Thursday, October 12, with an opening reception from 5-7 PM. “Beyond Expectations” is running concurrently through November 8 with PSAD’s “Legacy 2–The Lower Town Arts District” exhibit, featuring a collection […]

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Paul Lorenz - Opening with 1300 Lines

Paducah artist Paul Lorenz recognized in juried exhibits on two continents

The Paducah Arts Alliance is please to announce that the artwork of internationally recognized artist Paul Lorenz is on display at in two prestigious galleries–one in North America and the other in Asia. Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, opened the Kentucky Regional Showcase on March 10 and Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum […]

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Breast cancer survivor/political activist uses Paducah artist residency to regenerate her creative verve

Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to welcome Reynolds Tenasas-Norman, from Brooklyn, New York, to Paducah as the current participant of the Paducah Artist In Residence program. Tenasas-Norman began her two-week residency on February 12 at Pinecone Art Studio & Gallery, 421 N 7th Street. An exhibit of a selection of her small drawings inspired […]

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LEGACY: Works by past and present regional middle and high school art instructors

Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is pleased to present 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. Legacy will open with a reception event from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on January […]

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“Mom” and “Dad” drawings by Professor Randy Simmons, Paducah School of Art & Design, win Best of Show awards in two regional exhibitions

The Paducah Arts Alliance is proud to announce that board member Randy Simmons, Professor of Drawing at the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD), has received two regional Best of Show awards with individual portrait drawings of his parents. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, located in the Historic District in Downtown […]

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Kristina Goransson

Yeiser Art Center & Paducah Arts Alliance team up for In Between – a creative collaboration with Massachusetts-based fiber artist

Yeiser Art Center (YAC) and the Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) are pleased to welcome Anna Kristina Goransson, Swedish-born artist and lecturer at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, to Paducah for a creative collaboration. Goransson will be showcasing In Between, an installation of her felted works at Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, from Saturday, October 8 through Saturday, November 26, 2016. In addition to being Yeiser’s featured […]

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Fluidity, charcoal drawings series by Paducah School of Art & Design professor, to debut at 1857 Hotel

Randy Simmons, Professor of Drawing at the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD), will debut Fluidity, a series of large-scale charcoal drawings and images focusing on the human figure and distortions created by water, in an upcoming exhibit. The exhibit will be on view in the lobby of the 1857 Hotel, Paducah’s new boutique hotel located at 210 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah’s historic Downtown, from […]

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Public welcome to board 1940s Shantyboat and attend talks about its daring voyage

Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) Artist-in-Residence Wes Modes, from Santa Cruz, invites visitors to step back in time and board the 1940s era shanty boat docked in front of the River Discovery Center at 117 S. Water Street during special Open House hours. Modes will be on board to share sea stories with visitors. He will […]

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California artist brings 1940s Shantyboat to Port of Paducah as part of Artist-in-Residence Program

Artist concludes his daring Tennessee River trek of recording oral histories and showcasing exhibit.

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