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Murray State art professor and local artist Dale Leys joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his exhibition titled, "Dale Leys: A 40 Year Retrospective," opening at The Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema, and Ruth Baggett's Gallery 1025 this weekend (October 5, 2013), through November 2. The works display Leys' live and experience as an artist living and teaching in western Kentucky and his travels abroad over the decades. See a great article with more information and photos at ilistpaducah.com

See more of Dale Leys' work on his website

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Kate Lochte speaks with Kristi Hanson of the Wastelanders group on Sounds Good. The Paducah Wastelanders Summertime 2013 Exhibit opens with a reception Saturday, June 22, from 5-8PM and closes with a reception Saturday, June 29, from 5-8PM at 950 Park Avenue, Paducah. Exhibiting artists include E.J. Abell, Mark Donham, Nancy Flowers, Juanita Gilliam, Kristi Hanson, LaNelle Mason, Jane Viterisi, Ginger Adams, Bill Ford, and Joe Viterisi. Music will be performed by Mark Donham. The receptions are open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit paducahwastelanders.com.

Joy Thomas on Painting Professional Portraits

May 30, 2013
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Murray-based portrait artist Joy Thomas has captured the likeness of members of the community and leaders in government and business. Some of her commissions include the official portrait of Secretary of the US Navy, Richard Danzig; New York Jets owner, Robert Wood Johnson; and recently, John E. Bryson, the 37th US Secretary of Commerce. Her work has been on exhibit across the country, featured in magazines, and has won several awards, including first place in "The Best Paintings of 2000" competition by The Artist's Magazine. In 2006, she published The Art of Portrait Drawing, which is available on Amazon. She came to our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her work.

Summer Workshops at Murray Art Guild

May 30, 2013

Please note: The very beginning of this interview got clipped.

Murray Art Guild Director Debi Danielson speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about summer events and activities at the guild. Some adult workshops include pastels, photography, live drawing, and weaving. Youth workshops include drawing, woodworking, photography, watercolors, pastels, metalworking, and more! Click here for the full list of workshops and more.

Kate Lochte meets Megan Nesbit, Executive Director of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz. She talks about how she came to the region, the history of the museum, and how exhibits are orchestrated. Megan also talks about an upcoming exhibit featuring middle and high school art in Trigg County and how students and art teachers are able to accomplish creative works with limited resources.

“A Futile Armada” at Yeiser Art Center

Aug 10, 2012
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Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center opens a solo exhibition of Southern Indiana artist Rob Millard-Mendez later this month. Much of the sculpture in his show harkens back to his youth onboard his father’s fishing boat in Massachusetts.  Millard-Mendez blends a wry sense of humor with an unusual amount of depth in his work. Drew Adams speaks with Mendez about his work and sense of humor.

The opening reception for Rob Millard Mendez’s “A Futile Armada” is Saturday August 18th at Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center.

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Murray State's Music Department and a pair of Paducah artists will share a $6,500 Art Meets Activism Grants  from The Kentucky Foundation for Women.

A contest is on to bring the controversial movie “Bully” to 10 towns around the U.S. for a free premiere and Paducah is one of the top contenders. The Demand It! contest website has Paducah in 3rd place for the movie, which goes to the top ten cities with the most votes. The contest ends Friday at 2 pm.

The Paducah School of Art opens the exhibition “Howard Finster Vision House Touring Exhibit” at the Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this evening.  The show’s curator, David Leonardis owns a Chicago  gallery with contemporary, pop and folk art, photography and late 19th and early 20th century French lithographs.

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