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PSAD Hosting First National Sculpture Invitational

Paducah, KY (February 25, 2016) Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will host its inaugural National Sculpture Invitational beginning with a free opening reception in the Clemens Fine Arts Center March 3 from 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.

Curated by Cody Arnall, PSAD sculptor-in-residence and sculptor instructor, the exhibition will feature contemporary work in the sculpture discipline by leading artists from around the country.

Exhibiting artists include Cody Arnall, Paducah; Chris Lavery, Murray, Ky.; David Marquez, Bowling Green, Ky.; Ariel Lavery, Nashville, Tenn.; Alex Lopez and Jerry Monteith, Carbondale, Ill.; Mike Calway-Fagen, Bloomington, Ind.; and Colin Nesbit, Indianapolis, Ind. Each artist also has academic affiliations and teaching experience.

PSAD dean Paul Aho said this sculpture exhibition, like other PSAD invitational exhibitions, provides WKCTC students and local audiences the opportunity to view works by leading figures in the visual arts.

This exhibition includes some of the best sculptors and sculpture educators in our region and beyond, and it is exciting to curate and present the National Sculpture Invitational in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on WKCTCs main campus, said Arnall, This show will expose viewers to a variety of sculptural work that reflect national trends in contemporary art. It has been a pleasure to work with these artists, and I hope our audience enjoys their talents.

The sculpture exhibition will remain on display in the Clemens Fine Arts Center from March 3-April 7. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.