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Portrait painter from New York leaves a colorful impression on local art students

Paducah, KY, May 1, 2019—The Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to share that visual artist and teacher Adam Carlson of Brooklyn, New York, was the recent participant in the Paducah Artist-In-Residence Program. He arrived in Paducah with canvas and paints on April 16, and set up his studio with PAA board member and former […]

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Western Kentucky & Jingdezhen, China, enhance creative connection with ceramics and craft breweries

Western Kentucky & Jingdezhen, China, enhance creative connection with ceramics and craft breweries

Paducah, KY, March 11, 2019—Two cities on different continents, Paducah, Kentucky, and Jingdezhen, China, share many cultural commonalities. These fellow UNESCO Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Arts possess a passion for the development and enrichment of both ceramics and craft beer. Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to announce that the father/son duo Ma […]

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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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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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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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Pinball Wizard

Student art project concept inspires teacher’s “Monster Lyrics” solo exhibit

When music lyrics and cartoon monsters become the muse for a young father and elementary art teacher, you never know what unexpected personal art project will evolve. That’s exactly what happened to Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) member and Massac County Art teacher John Romang. Romang presents Monster Lyrics, a one day solo art exhibit, Saturday, June 10, from 4-8 pm at Studio Mars, […]

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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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Reynolds

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

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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