LowerTown Arts http://wkms.org en Ruth Baggett Gallery Hosts Solo Show, "Jane Bright Landscapes" http://wkms.org/post/ruth-baggett-gallery-hosts-solo-show-jane-bright-landscapes <p>In her 8th decade, Paducah painter Jane Bright opens her first solo show at Ruth Baggett Gallery this Saturday. "Jane Bright Landscapes" runs June 7 through July 4 at 1025 Jefferson in Paducah. There's an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Kate speaks with Bright on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:19:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 41023 at http://wkms.org Ruth Baggett Gallery Hosts Solo Show, "Jane Bright Landscapes" Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/bowling-greens-fat-box-headlines-lowertown <p>In our final feature about the 2014 LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival in Paducah, we hear music by the Bowling Green band, Fat Box. The band headlines on the main stage tonight (Friday) starting at 9. Kate Lochte speaks with lead guitarist Clay Powell.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:28:23 +0000 Kate Lochte 40650 at http://wkms.org Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/vietnamese-hand-sewn-silk-embroidery-lowertown <p>St. Louis based artist Don Tran demonstrates and sells Vietnamese hand-sewn silk embroideries at festivals nationally and is among sixty-plus artists at the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival this weekend. His embroidery took a best in show this year at the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival in Louisville. Tran demonstrates his process at the festival and speaks with Kate on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:36:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 40609 at http://wkms.org Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/steel-and-stone-furniture-art-featured-lowertown <p>Joe Dumas uses natural Alabama sandstone and solid steel to create one-of-a-kind furniture, used inside or outside the home. He named his art business, Yellow Dog Enterprises, after his beloved labrador retrievers, not because of any political affiliation. Dumas is among 60 or more artists bringing their works to show, sell, and for some - demonstrate, at the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival in Paducah tomorrow and Saturday. Yellow Dog Enterprise works are called mixed media in the Festival listing. Kate Lcohte&nbsp;finds out more with Joe Dumas on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:39:11 +0000 Kate Lochte 40585 at http://wkms.org Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage http://wkms.org/post/soul-dog-brings-soulful-dance-party-lowertowns-main-stage <p>Soul Dog is a Purchase Area-based band that performs soul and classic rock favorites from the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Smokey Robinson, the Beatles, Van Morrison, David Bowie and more. They'll be joining the line-up of local artists at the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival this weekend in Paducah. Soul Dog takes the main stage Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Harrison Stage at 7:30. Bassist Kevin Qualls joins Kate Lochte in the studio on <em>Sounds Good </em>for a preview.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:15:40 +0000 Kate Lochte 40583 at http://wkms.org Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage Paducah Printmaker Demonstrates Process at LowerTown Fest http://wkms.org/post/paducah-printmaker-demonstrates-process-lowertown-fest <p>Michael Crouse is a LowerTown-based multi-media printmaker, working in the processes of relief, lithography, intaglio, screen-printing, and monotype. He's exhibiting at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival Friday and Satur<span style="line-height: 1.5;">day in Paducah. During</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we learn more about his setting up a press for demonstrations there.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:01:57 +0000 Kate Lochte 40558 at http://wkms.org Paducah Printmaker Demonstrates Process at LowerTown Fest 'Fourchestra' Brings Steel Pan Funk to LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/fourchestra-brings-steel-pan-funk-lowertown <p>Amidst an eclectic lineup of musicians performing at this weekend's&nbsp;LowerTown&nbsp;Arts &amp; Music Festival is the Asheville, North Carolina jazz fusion ensemble called the Jonathon Scales Fourchestra. &nbsp;Bandleader Scales is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He was the saxophonist before turning to steel pans in 2002. We meet Jonathan&nbsp;Scales and hear the Fourchestra&nbsp;with Kate Lochte.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:56:59 +0000 Kate Lochte 40508 at http://wkms.org 'Fourchestra' Brings Steel Pan Funk to LowerTown Live Broadcast & More from the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2014 http://wkms.org/post/live-broadcast-more-lowertown-arts-music-festival-2014 <p><strong>Update:</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Festival Co-Directors Victoria and Michael Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics in LowerTown have the details on musicians and artists creating the Festival this weekend:</span></p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 40374 at http://wkms.org Live Broadcast & More from the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2014 New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy http://wkms.org/post/new-arts-research-serious-business-kentucky-economy <p>A national measurement of arts and culture's impact on the economics of our country is welcome news for the Kentucky Arts Council whose grants impact so many of our communities and artists in western Kentucky. Kate Lochte speaks with KAC Communications Director Emily Moses about the new research and what it means for Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:29:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 38336 at http://wkms.org New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy Thread Drawing & 'Crazy Girl' Painting Workshops at Ephemera Paducah http://wkms.org/post/thread-drawing-crazy-girl-painting-workshops-ephemera-paducah <p>Here's your opportunity to give that old, torn up quilt a new lease on life. Alabama dollmaker, painter and ceramicist Sunny Carvalho&nbsp;chats with Kat Lochte about her thread drawing and crazy girl painting workshops at Ephemera Paducah, Friday and Saturday (January 17 and 18).&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:26:15 +0000 Kate Lochte 38032 at http://wkms.org Thread Drawing & 'Crazy Girl' Painting Workshops at Ephemera Paducah