Yeiser Art Center

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In conjunction with Showcase Paducah this weekend, the Yeiser Art Center downtown hosts Family Day, featuring sun prints, balloon bracelets and more along with a guided tour of the international exhibition currently on display: Art Through the Lens. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Lindsey Maestri about the event, a tour of some of the photography and what's up next at the Yeiser.

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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The Yeiser Art Center has a new executive director after a two-month search. Lindsey Maestri is taking the position after Josh White resigned from the post in November.

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.

The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming! We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the Paducah QuiltWeek festivities, and today we thank the American Quilter's Society, The National Quilt Museum, and the Yeiser Art Center for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of WKMS. 

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The Yeiser Art Center is accepting entries for the 2014 Fantastic Fibers competitive exhibition until January 25. This is the second year the event is officially sanctioned by the American Quilters Society. Acclaimed quilter Caryl-Bryer Fallert-Gentry is the juror this year. Kate Lochte speaks with Josh White, Executive Director of the Yeiser Art Center, about the event and more happenings at the downtown art center. 

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

Murray State art professor and local artist Dale Leys joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his exhibition titled, "Dale Leys: A 40 Year Retrospective," opening at The Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema, and Ruth Baggett's Gallery 1025 this weekend (October 5, 2013), through November 2. The works display Leys' live and experience as an artist living and teaching in western Kentucky and his travels abroad over the decades. See a great article with more information and photos at

See more of Dale Leys' work on his website

Yeiser Art Center Director Josh White speaks with Tracy Ross about The Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition which has grown from a fledgling contest to Paducah Photo, the region's most prestigious annual photographic event. The show is on display this Saturday through August 3. According to the Yeiser website, the competition provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit. See more at The Yeiser's website.