LowerTown Arts

Arts
1:54 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Wastelanders Exhibiting New Work At New Years Eve Reception

Paducah's artist group called "The Wastelanders" offers a New Year's Eve Opening Reception party on Tuesday, December 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate new work by its members and guest artists.  Paducah native David Brown, now art director for the Lexington based company, The Group Travel Leader, spoke with Kate Lochte about what he and others will be showing at the Yeiser January 2 through 11.

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Arts
4:55 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

LowerTown Artist Exhibits 30 Years of Quilting

Fibonacci7, by C. Fallert; 30 for 30 Exhibit
Credit quiltmuseum.org

LowerTown's Caryl Bryer Fallert celebrates 30 years of making innovative quilts by creating 30 new works for the exhibit opening with a reception this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National Quilt Museum.  We meet the artist during Sounds Good. Her exhibit is titled "Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years" and includes thirty luminous art quilts created just for this exhibit by the Elgin, Illinois native and LowerTown resident. 

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Arts
4:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown

During Sounds Good we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.

See BiLan Liao's work on her website.

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Arts
2:51 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Artist Bill Renzulli Paints "A Paducah Portfolio"

Credit williamfrenzullimd.blogspot.com

LowerTown Paducah Artist Bill Renzulli, a retired physician, has published "A Paducah Portfolio" - a hardcover book with 66 pages of full color art. Tracy Ross speaks with Renzulli about the project, highlighting some of the pieces in the book, and how Paducah has been a source of inspiration. 

See more about "A Paducah Portfolio" on Bill Renzulli's blog.

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Arts
2:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Yeiser Art Center Members' Show Preview

Josh White, Executive Director of Paducah's Yeiser Art Center previews the 2013 Members' Show, a showcase of work by Yeiser members, opening this Saturday (November 16, 2013) with a reception from 5 to 7. He gives a sneak preview of pieces in the exhibition that runs through December 21. See more at theyeiser.org.

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Arts
10:53 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Lower Town Dramatists Perform "War of the Worlds" at Etcetera

Jody Smith heads up the lower town dramatists, who perform the Orson Welles' classic "War of the Worlds" at LowerTown Paducah's Etcetera Coffeehouse Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the controversial radio drama that caused widespread panic on the night of its original broadcast. 

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Arts
12:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Philadelphia Meets Paris in Prints in Paducah

"Abyss" by Patty Smith
Credit www.uarts.edu

Ruth Baggett's 1025 Gallery in Paducah's LowerTown hosts an exhibit merging prints and animation - connecting artists from Philadelphia to Paris. Claire Fouquet was studying math in Paris before she discovered the art of animation which she now teaches at the Ecole Superior de l'Image in Poitiers. Printmaker Patty Smith is on faculty at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. They give an artists' talk at 3 p.m. tomorrow (September 14) in the gallery and we get a preview with Kate Lochte.

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9:56 am
Fri August 9, 2013

In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing

Fiber artist Freda Fairchild at the door of her Studio Miska (Dear Little Mouse).
Noah Adams NPR

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 11:06 am

How do you fix a neighborhood? What do you do about crime and drugs and the once-lovely old houses that are falling down? The answer in Paducah, Ky., was to turn it into a special place for artists to live, work and sell.

Paducah, already home to the National Quilt Museum, is far west on the edge of Kentucky, on the Ohio River. Lowertown, so-named for being downriver from downtown Paducah, was once quite elegant — 25 square blocks. But in time it became a difficult place to admire.

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Culture
2:49 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

NPR's Noah Adams on Reporting Philosophy and His Trip to Paducah

Credit NPR

NPR’s Noah Adams has been reporting news on public radio, or hosting public radio programs for nearly 40 years. The Eastern Kentucky Native is now a correspondent for NPR’s national desk reporting mostly on changing communities. 

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Arts
2:56 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Kristi Hanson on the Wastelanders Summertime 2013 Exhibit

Artwork by Kristi Hanson
Credit paducahwastelanders.com

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.

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