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Paducah School of Art and Design continues holiday collaboration with Paducah Power System

Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is once again partnering with Paducah Power System (PPS) to add a creative, video element to the traditional lighting displays exhibited each year at Noble Park during Christmas in the Park. This years park display will run from November 27 December 31.

Last years inaugural collaboration featured videos projected on the face of the amphitheater through projection mapping technologies and equipment. This years piece, Interjection, is more human in scale and entails mapping video projections onto a sculptural arrangement of wooden boxes closer to the flow of traffic.

The editing, sequencing and mapping of the videos is the work of Cody Arnall, PSADs sculptor-in-residence and sculpture instructor.

With the opening of PSAD's new sculpture building last year, we have seen exciting work coming out of our sculpture program under Codys instruction and a number of new non-traditional sculpture projects directed outside the traditional gallery space, said PSAD Dean Paul Aho. This unique artwork engages the community in the arts through a popular public event made possible by Paducah Power System. Viewers will be able to sit and watch the projection piece at length, or get a sense of it while driving by during Christmas in the Parks evening hours.

Sponsored by Paducah Power System since 1997, Christmas in the Park is an established holiday activity. Since its inception it has generated $534,644.92 and collected 679,855 pounds of food in support of local food pantries. During this past season, the event brought in a record 74,235 pounds of food and $40,043. All donations from Christmas in the Park activities go to the local Paducah Cooperative Ministry, Family Service Society and the Salvation Army.

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 919 Madison Street in historic LowerTown.

For more information about PSAD, call (270) 408-4278.

Registration for spring classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.