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PSAD Announces its National Figurative Drawing Invitational Opening Reception October 20

PADUCAH, KY (October 12, 2016) Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) opens its 2016 National Drawing Invitational with an opening reception Thursday, October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the schools Bill Ford Gallery.

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, features a selection of works by artists from across the country whose artistic practice focuses primarily on drawing. The exhibition will remain on display through December 2.

Each year PSAD presents one or more invitational exhibitions curated by our faculty and presenting the work of leading artists working in select disciplines. It is always a pleasure to present new works by nationally recognized artist to our students and other audiences in western Kentucky, says PSAD Dean Paul Aho.

Artists who are exhibiting in the invitational include: Tammy Beldue, Black Mountain, N.C.; Hannah Maxwell Rowell, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; Michael Reedy, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denise Stewart-Sanabria Knoxville, Tenn.; Chris Troutman, Beaumont, Texas; Rebecca Venn, Kenosha, Wis.; and Christine Wuenschel, West Lafayette, Ind.

The invitational is the first to be exhibited in the Bill Ford Gallery in PSADs 2D and Graphic Design Building, and is also the first to focus exclusively on representational figurative works in drawing. The show was curated by PSADs drawing professor Randy Simmons, who has assembled a selection of works ranging from traditional renderings of the human form to depictions of workers and others in complex architectural and environmental settings.

As presented in a teaching gallery, the works assembled have much to share with our students and the public at large, said Aho.

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

Paducah School of Art amp; 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 on Alben Barkley Drive, 905 Harrison Street and 919 Madison Street.

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