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PSAD Reschedules Student Survival Skills Class Exhibit Opening

Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) has rescheduled the opening reception for an exhibition of artworks by students currently enrolled in its Survival Skills for Artists class due to snow conditions. The reception will now be held March 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Etcetera Coffeehouse in downtown Paducah.

The exhibition, hosted by Etcetera Coffeehouse located at 320 North 6th Street, opens with the reception followed by the Friday Evening Poetry Night; both events are free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display at Etcetera Coffeehouse through March 28.

PSADs Professor of Drawing Randy Simmons teaches the Survival Skills for Artists class. Participating students are Alivia Boulton, James Otts, McKayla Lawrence, and Grace Yocum. The exhibition will include photography and drawings, with this being the third year the class and the exhibition have been presented.

The Survival Skills class is designed to prepare students for their next step into the art world, teach them to prepare their portfolios to best represent themselves, and how to professionally display their work in a public venue. The class also teaches skills in photographing artwork, safe studio practices and marketing strategies.

PSAD plays a dual role in the artistic life of Paducah, said Paul Aho, PSAD dean. The Survival Skills class that we offer once a year serves both roles, training and preparing our students for careers in the arts or transfer to leading four-year schools, as well as providing career development for emerging artists and non-traditional students in the region. The content of this class coupled with Randys experience and considerable exhibition history make this a unique opportunity for both groups while providing a first-time exhibition experience for many of its participants.

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 (270) 408-4281.