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PAA Chair Mitch Kimball and James Chen of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute exchange creative concepts at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, a mutual UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art.

Paducah artist/educator Mitch Kimball attending pottery workshop at UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art in China

              Paducah, KY, June 13, 2018—After years of coordinating an artist in residence program that brings visiting artists from across the globe to Paducah, Kentucky, Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) Chair Mitch Kimball has reversed his role. Kimball is currently participating in a month-long residency that began on June 1 […]

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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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Sarah Ahmad

Visiting Artists in Residence bring mixed media installations and sculpture to Paducah’s creative landscape

As an UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts, Paducah is known for connecting cultures and its rich infrastructure in the arts. In anticipation of the upcoming UNESCO Cities of Crafts and Folk Arts Annual Meeting, Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to recognize its two most recent participants in the Paducah Artist In Residence Program–mixed media artist Sarah Ahmad from Memphis, Tennessee and […]

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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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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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Tim Lazure

Paducah Arts Alliance & Paducah School of Art & Design team up for creative connection with North Carolina artist/s

  Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to announce that Tim and Sarah Lazure from Greenville, North Carolina, are the current participants in the Paducah Artist in Residence Program. Their Paducah residency coincides with Tim’s involvement with the Paducah School of Art & Design’s (PSAD) 2016 Master Artists Workshops. Tim conducts metals design workshops across […]

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Jess Jones

Georgia artist brings historic depth & contemporary approach to Paducah’s quilting/fiber art scene

Paducah Arts Alliance’s (PAA) current Artist-in-Residence Jess Jones is finding a comfortable niche for creating new works and sharing her deep knowledge of fiber art, quilting and design in Paducah.

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