Artists in Residence

Dave Malone

Dave Malone

Sandro Tiberi Fiber Arts Group

Sandro Tiberi

Sandro Tiberi, Master Papermaker from Fabriano, Italy, arrived at Barkley Regional Airport ...
Christina

Christina Laurel

Christina Laurel left her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina for a month-long ...
Gabriela Nepo-Stieldorf

Gabriela Nepo-Stieldorf

As the daughter of artistic parents, Nepo-Steildorf expresses herself in many ways ...
Musician, composer, & sound artist from Los Angeles brings a new sound to Paducah’s audio art scene

Musician, composer, & sound artist from Los Angeles brings a new sound to Paducah’s audio art scene

Former Carbondale native & current artist in residence Nick Ginsburg engages Paducah’s vibrant arts scene Paducah, KY, July 5, 2024—Paducah Arts Alliance is pleased to host Nick Ginsburg,  Ginsburg, who arrived on June 30 will continue his residency through July 9. A Carbondale, Illinois native, Ginsburg formerly performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and has […]

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Paducah potter’s 2022 journey to UNESCO Creative City in Spain results in mutual artist exchange

Three potters/ceramists who participated in Manises Ceramics Festival reunite for a creative collaboration in Paducah Jaime Romero & Mitch Kimball at the Manises Ceramics Festival in July 2022 Paducah, KY, March 27, 2023—Paducah Arts Alliance’s (PAA) is pleased to announce that two ceramic artists will participate in the Artist in Residence Program beginning in April. […]

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Steven_Fischer

Internationally acclaimed writer/producer/director conducting Inner Journey Writing Workshops in Paducah

Steven Fischer, from Baltimore, Maryland, participating in Artist in Residence Program Paducah, KY, March 25, 2022—The Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to welcome Baltimore, Maryland, native Steven Fischer, two-time Emmy nominated writer/producer/director and Fulbright Specialist in Creativity, as the current participant in the Artist in Residence Program. Fischer arrives on Monday, March 28, and […]

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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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