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PSAD Announces Legacy Exhibition Featuring High School Art Educators’ ArtworkPage Title

PADUCAH, KY (January 13, 2017) – Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is pleased to present Legacy, an exhibition of works by and in tribute to past and present middle and high school art educators within the region.

Legacy will open with a free reception January 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery located in PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building in Lower Town. The exhibition, which is also free and open to the public, will be on display through February 23. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Our intent in organizing Legacy is to honor the contributions individual art teachers have made within their respective communities over the years”, says PSAD dean Paul Aho. “This exhibition shines a light on their work as artists and spotlights their role as mentors. Each of the participating artists and their regional peers who are not represented here, have been significant figures in the lives of many young people in western Kentucky.”

Exhibiting artists include Ruth Baggett, Paducah Tilghman High School; Cindy Bazor, Massac County High School; Jinny Bittner, Ballard Memorial High School; Jennifer Bowles, Livingston County Middle School; Juanita Gilliam, Reidland High School (retired); Mitch Kimball, McCracken County High School; Lynn Pesoat, McCracken County High School; RAN (Miranda Meeks), Caldwell County Middle School; Craig Rhodes, Paducah Tilghman High School (retired); John Romang, Massac County Junior High School; Sandy Sasso, Calloway County High School (retired) and Shand Stamper, McCracken County High School.

The exhibition was co-curated by Lily Liu, PSAD’s community education and public programs coordinator, and Shane Ward, PSAD’s new sculptor instructor.

The Legacy exhibition is complemented by Bright Futures, a selection of high school student works which will be on display in PSAD’s alcove galleries at the same time. Participating schools include Ballard Memorial High School, Community Christian Academy, Graves County High School, Livingston County High School, Massac County High School, McCracken County High School, Open Door Academy, Paducah Tilghman High School and Truitt Homeschool.

PSAD, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree, as well as studio art classes for students of all levels and disciplines.  Classes are offered on WKCTC’s campus at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, 905 Harrison Street and 919 Madison Street.

For more information, call (270) 534-3901.