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Paducah School of Art and Design Announces its 2016 Annual Faculty Exhibition

PADUCAH, KY (August 17, 2016) Paducah School of Art and Designs (PSAD) 2016 Annual Faculty Exhibition will open with a free reception Thursday, August 25 from 5-7 p.m. in PSADs Bill Ford Gallery. The reception and exhibition, the first in the new gallery, are free and open to the public.

The exhibition, which will remain on display through the end of September, will feature a selection of works in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and design by PSAD fine art and visual communication faculty. Faculty include Paul Aho, Todd Birdsong, Shannon Duffy, Emily Esau, John Hasegawa, Alan Jackson, Sarah Kandell-Gritzmaker, Tanya Gadbaw-Nietzke, Erich Neitzke, Beverly Quimby, J.P. Rhea, Anita Rodriguez-Fitch, Randy Simmons and Shane Ward.

It is always a pleasure to begin the new academic year with an exhibition showcasing the diversity and quality of work produced by our faculty, says PSAD Dean Paul Aho. Visitors will also have an opportunity to see work by two new faculty members, full-time sculpture instructor Shane Ward and painting instructor Tanya Gadbaw-Nietzke. As always, the exhibition provides incoming students and the larger public an overview of the caliber of work produced by our faculty and their contributions to the regions creative community, said Aho.

The Bill Ford Gallery is located in PSADs 2D and Graphic Design Building located at 905 Harrison Street in Lower Town. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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, 905 Harrison Street and 919 Madison Street.

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