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WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design Opens its 2019 Annual Student Exhibition May 2
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PADUCAH, KY (04/27/2019) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design will feature works by students enrolled in classes at the art school in the 2018-2019 academic year with its annual student exhibition. The community is invited to an opening reception and awards ceremony for the exhibition Thursday, May 2 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery at PSAD's 2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street.

This year's judge for the PSAD student exhibition is Robert Lopez, interim director for the School of Art and Design and associate professor of design at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. A minimum of $500 in awards will be presented at the judge's discretion. In addition, a President's Choice Purchase Award will also be presented with a cash prize of $300.

Works on display will include paintings, drawings, design projects, ceramics, photography, metals and jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, fiber art, and multimedia. At right, Maxine Newton, Self Portrait, oil on canvas, 2019

"PSAD's annual student exhibition remains our biggest and brightest moment of the year. This annual showcase provides our students a true exhibition experience and allows us to reward their best works with cash prizes," said PSAD Director Paul Aho. "We are delighted to have Robert Lopez from SIU as judge of this year's show and to once again award the President's Purchase Award, a tradition now in its eighth year."

The student exhibition runs from May 2-8, 2019, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design offers an associate in fine arts degree in visual art and an associate in applied science degree and certificate programs in visual communication: multimedia, as well as studio art classes for students of all levels and disciplines. Classes are offered on WKCTC's campus; at 905 Harrison Street; and at 919 Madison Street.

For more information, call (270) 534.3901.

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