LowerTown Arts

Reclaimed & Re-purposed, via Paducah Life

Recent clean up efforts at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Paducah sparked a creative endeavor with local artists. The Paducah Art House Alliance is hosting an exhibit and sale of artwork Thursday night (June 9) created by found objects in the historic space. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Darlene Mazzone about "Reclaimed & Repurposed) at the Paducah School of Art & Design, the origins of the idea and some of the work on display and for sale.

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Ceramicist Craig Rhodes is exhibiting his improvisational work at the Ruth Baggett Gallery in Paducah, on display through December 24. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Rhodes about his work, his process in designing and creating them and some of his local influences.

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Paducah Arts Alliance is sponsoring the 7th Annual Affordable Art Show tonight at the Yeiser Art Center in downtown Paducah from 5 to 8 p.m. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Jessica Perkins and Rosemarie Steele about why the show is a win/win for both local artists and community members interested in their work.

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Next Thursday, June 18, Paducah Main Street hosts a new community event to introduce the artists that make up this UNESCO designated arts city. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Melinda Winchester about "Meet the Artists," who reminds us that "people come to Paducah from all over the world to see our art, meet our artists and see we what we have here." She talks about how Paducah got the designation and gives a preview of the artists you'll see at this free event at the restored historic Coca Cola plant.

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The Yeiser Art Center opens a show of Jimmy Nichols Clay Botanicals with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Along with exhibiting clay botanicals from private collections, for this show the artist is also making a container of life-sized Hollyhocks, a gardenia topiary as well as a garden size container holding a peony bush. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks Dr. Rob Robertson, an avid collector of Jimmy Nichols' work, about his regard for the artist.

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On Friday, WKCTC received a $400,000 donation from Paducah's Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation to finish Phase 3 of the Paducah School of Art and Design campus project. Paul Aho, Dean of PSAD, speaks with Kate Lochte about the renovations to the Kitchens Building and the multitude of programs that will be housed in the new building upon completion, including a recent "surprise" addition.

Clyde Lawter, Courtesy of Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center hosts an opening reception Saturday for the new exhibition, "This Land and Its People" 137 paintings by Paducah artist Clyde Lawter centered on American landscapes and the people that inhabit them. The artist laughs when he says that his paintings "will be hung salon style, floor to ceiling, bumper to bumper." Kate Lochte speaks with the artist on Sounds Good.

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 Sounds Good.

Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown

May 19, 2014

In our final feature about the 2014 LowerTown Arts & 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. 

Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown

May 16, 2014

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 & 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 Sounds Good.

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