West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey has asked the Paducah City Commission for more money to fund the college’s art school. The city has committed $225,000 over three years to the Paducah School of Art expansion in LowerTown. Veazey asked for another two years of funding, at $75,000 each year to help ensure the project is completed.
Paul Aho, Dean of the Paducah School of Art, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, outlines a new program in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and new studio space for the program, along with new studio space for ceramics, in Madison Hall in Paducah's Lowertown. Kate Lochte spoke with Aho via phone on Sounds Good.
Construction has begun on a new Paducah School of Art location. Director Paul Aho tells the Paducah Sun this first phase of construction is set for completion in 2013. The building underway will stand in the city’s LowerTown district, housing the school’s ceramics program.