Bill Ford

Allison Crawford, WKMS

Paducah School of Art and Design officials met Thursday night for the grand opening of the institution’s 2D and Graphic Design Building.

Courtesy of Janett Blythe, WKCTC

Update February 8: Conversation on Sounds Good added  

West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced Thursday the name of the main gallery in Paducah School of Art and Design's new 2D and Graphic Design Building. The recognition goes to Paducah artist and interior designer Bill Ford. 

Bill Ford, Courtesy of Ray Lane

Doing business as Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. in Paducah, Bill Ford is involved in many of the city's cultural activities and has begun a new project called From Paducah With Love. The art book collects original pen and ink drawings by Ford with articles from the community about reflections and memories of the city. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks him more about the project, the gallery reception and how his signature bowties make an appearance.

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Kate Lochte speaks with interior designer Bill Ford of Paducah. Saturday, April 13 from 4 to 8 pm, Gallery 1025, at 1025 Jefferson Street in Paducah, hosts the opening reception for Mr. Ford’s first art show, “Bill Ford: Signature Collection.” The show runs through May 25th. See more at Bill Ford's website.

Doodling becomes a Yeiser attraction

Jun 22, 2012

When a business meeting gets particularly boring, your pen starts to wander. Curlicues, horses and airplanes appear, scrawled along the margins of your notes, but as you doodle, are you really creating art? According to the Yeiser Art Center, you are. Once a month this year, local interior designer Bill Ford has held doodling workshops for children in the center, and he recently held his first class for adults. Casey Northcutt has more on an art form spawned from boredom.