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PSAD Students Creating New Sculpture Exhibition Experience

Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) sculpture students are creating a unique exhibition titled Potential of Infusion that will be installed on the third floor of the former Rhoads Burford Building, a 107-year-old property at 407 Jefferson Street that now houses Paducah Distilled Spirits. The public is invited to a free opening reception for the exhibit Friday, May 8 from 5 7 p.m.

The exhibition, which is the final project in a class taught by PSADs Sculpture-in Residence Cody Arnall, will feature the artwork of Grace Yocum of Massac County, Lillie Poindexter of Livingston County and Joseph Kelly, Char Downs, Eunsil Leem and Elliot Schiff of McCracken County.

The students themselves discovered the space and reached out to Paducah Distilled Spirits, who were pleased to host the show and support the art school, said Arnall. He said the project and exhibition will allow students the opportunity to create works that explore contemporary sculpture and practices in an unconventional space and outside the traditional gallery experience.

Through the creation of works of art made for a specific space rather than made and displayed in a gallery, installation art challenges how viewers interact with and view art, said Paul Aho, PSAD dean.

Potential of Infusion will remain on display through Saturday, May 16 with viewing by appointment only. Call 618-921-8109 to schedule a viewing after May 8.

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. Classes are offered on WKCTCs campus, 409 Broadway in downtown Paducah and 919 Madison Street in Lowertown.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is also underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 17.