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Three arts events at the West Kentucky Community Technical College Clemens Center February 19 through 28!

Three diverse events are scheduled for the next two weeks in the West Kentucky Community amp; Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center. They include Paducah School of Art amp; Design (PSAD) Line and Volume Exhibition by Harris Deller and two Backstage Pass coffeehouse concerts by Suspicious River and Timothy Corts and Friends.

PSAD is pleased to present Line and Volume, an exhibition of ceramic artworks by Harris Deller. An opening reception will be hosted in the Clemens Gallery at Clemens Fine Arts Center from 5 PM to 7 PM, Thursday, February 19, 2015. The exhibition and reception event are free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display through March 26 and provides an opportunity for regional audiences to view the work of this internationally recognized artist working in clay.

Harris Deller earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973. He has been awarded gold medals in the Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan; and in the Internazionale Della Ceramica DArte, Faenza, Italy. International exhibitions include Seoul, Helsinki, Paris, Germany, Warsaw, Lausanne, and Moscow. Solo exhibitions include the Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles, the Esther Saks Gallery in Chicago, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Group exhibitions include the Everson Museum of Art, the International New Art Forms Exhibition in Chicago, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Deller received the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Excellence in Teaching Award for his contributions to education in the field of ceramics. He recently retired from his position at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, after 35 years of teaching.

PSAD is proud to host a solo exhibition of Harris Dellers work in west Kentucky, says art school dean, Paul Aho. As the shows title suggests, Harris employs line as a formative element in the development of his unique clay forms, which more closely resemble contemporary sculpture than traditional vessels. While Harris work may be familiar to regional audiences through his inclusion in PSADs 2011 National Ceramics Invitational, and last summers Master Artists Workshops program, a chance to see this many pieces together fortifies the strength of the individual works and Harris position as a major artist.

In addition, the Clemens has two concerts slated, in as many weekends, in its coffeehouse format, Backstage Pass. On Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 PM. Suspicious River, a western Kentucky rock band will perform. The band features Drew Veazey, John Caywood, Dustin Hall, Kent Henry, Ben Morehead and Jeff Tucker. The bands sound floats on the narrative style of guitar and drums and is punctuated with harmonica, saxophone, and keys.

On Saturday, January 28, at 7:30 PM, Timothy Corts and Friends will take the WKCTC stage. An evening with Timothy Corts amp; Friends offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a diverse array of original material written, arranged and produced by Corts. A select group of some of the finest players/performers in the region will join him for an extraordinary collection of acoustic and electric work. Timothy is a master luthier, and he learned from the best. In the early 70s he took a masters course with Charles Fox, one of the worlds most influential living luthiers. He then studied with five East German master craftsmen who made their way to Ohios Scherl amp; Roths violin company after jumping the Berlin Wall. They taught him not only how to repair violins, but how to re-hair their bows, a dying art that very few alive have mastered. Timothy is one. And he plays a mean guitar. Hes a hippy at heart, he says, and remembers with fondness his long-haired days running around a stage, guitar in hand.

The Clemens Fine Arts Center is located on the on the campus of West Kentucky Community amp; Technical College at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (270) 534-3212.