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Master Artists Workshop Presenters Featured at WKCTC Opening Reception January 22

Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will present Looking Aheadworks by Summer 2015 Master Artist Workshop Presenters at West Kentucky Community and Technical College beginning next week.

The exhibition features a selection of works by artists who will be conducting classes at PSAD in this years Master Artist Workshops program and will open with a reception January 22 from 5 7 p.m. in WKCTCs Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Looking Aheadworks by Summer 2015 Master Artist Workshop Presenters will remain on display through February 13, and provides an opportunity for regional audiences to view the work of nationally recognized artists and working in clay and small metals in advance of their workshop presentations this summer. Visitors can see the exhibit in the Clemens Gallery Monday Thursday, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.

Launched last summer, this years program features eight workshops in ceramics and jewelry making, ranging from two to five days in length. The exhibiting artists and workshop presenters are Chris Baskin, Fong Choo, Jason Hess and Lisa Naples offering workshops in ceramics and Victoria Lansford, Tim Lazure, Sharon Massey and Jen Townsend offering jewelry workshops.

Their work entails ancient techniques such as the Russia Filligree of Victoria Langsford, as well as contemporary approaches to their disciplines as seen in the teapots of Fong Choo, and the work of the others. The artists were selected by PSAD faculty members John Hasegawa and Sarah Renshaw, who teach ceramics and small metals respectively.

This preview show is a new addition to PSADs annual exhibition schedule and is intended to generate interest and participation by regional audiences in our Master Artists Workshops program says art school dean, Paul Aho. While a significant goal of the program is to attract national audiences for these workshops and to contribute to Paducahs recognition as a cultural destination, we are equally interested in providing unique and outstanding experiences for regional artists and audiences as well. The quality of the work to be exhibited is remarkable and the variety of approaches in both ceramics and jewelry making bring new and exciting art to the college and the community.

Paducah School of Art and Design, 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 WKCTCs campus; at 409 Broadway, in downtown Paducah; and at our LowerTown campus at 919 Madison Street.

For more information, call Call Paul Aho at (270) 408-4281.