LowerTown Arts

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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.

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.

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. 

Philadelphia Meets Paris in Prints in Paducah

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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.

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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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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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.

WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz gets to know some of the artists at the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival. In this extended version of her Sounds Good feature, she speaks with artists Marti McGinnis, Bob McGill, and David Barlow at their LowerTown booths on Saturday, May 18th. Click here to see more about the festival and the artists that attended

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Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival which occurs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. Admission is free to the Festival and there's no parking fee. Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

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Over 50 guest artists will be showing their works on the streets of LowerTown, Paducah, and many of the resident galleries will be open extended hours during the Arts & Music festival there Friday through Sunday. As you listen to the upcoming interview with one of these artists, selected by jurors, you might want to log on to the website patinainpaducah.com. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's Sounds Good guest, Darrell Martin. See more interviews on our LowerTown page.

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