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Public Invited to Join Paducah School of Art Design New Sculpture Building Celebration

West Kentucky Community and Technical College invites the public to the open house and celebration of the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) and its new sculpture building from 4-6 p.m. at 919 Madison Street September 30.

Our community has been instrumental in making the Paducah School of Art and Design a reality, said Dr. Barbara Veazey, president of WKCTC. With work on the final phase of the Lowertown campus about to begin, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate this accomplishment.

The open house/celebration will highlight the completion of the first two phases of PSADs Lowertown campus with the 7,000-square-foot sculpture building and the adjacent 6,700-square-foot ceramics and small metals building.

In addition, the celebration will kickoff the final phase of the PSAD campus project, which will result in the renovation of the 2D and graphic design building at 905 Harrison Street. Once completed in January 2016, the historic building will provide 29,400 square feet of studio space for 2-dimensional design, painting, drawing, graphic design, and digital photography, as well as office and gallery space and a caf. PSAD is a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC).

Dr. Veazey and Dr. Michael B. McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will make brief comments at 5 p.m. The event will also give the community and opportunity to thank Dr. McCall for his dedication and service to WKCTC and western Kentucky. Dr. McCall will retire as KCTCS president in January 2015.

Visitors are welcomed to tour the sculpture and ceramics and small metals buildings during the event. PSAD faculty and students will demonstrate techniques in their programs during the tours.