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The City of Paducah in collaboration with the Yeiser Art Center will submit a grant application to create a “pocket park” featuring a community-made mural.

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An exhibit portraying the personal stories of everyday individuals in Paducah closes this Saturday at the Yeiser Art Center. Photojournalists from across the country traveled to the city last October to take part in Western Kentucky University’s annual Mountain Workshops. Subjects carried out their daily routines as their lives were documented behind the lens. Ebony Clark met some of the subjects and a photojournalist involved in the project.

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Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center’s new executive director says she wants to foster strong community support for developing young artists.

Stacey Reason took over for previous director Lindsey Maestri eariler this month.

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Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Co-Director Michael Terra says he’s stepping down next year. In his stead, The Yeiser Art Center will produce the annual event alongside Co-Director Victoria Terra. 

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The Holiday Home and Gallery Tour is the Yeiser Art Center's biggest fundraiser, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Paducah. New this year are the galleries in LowerTown open to tour to see artists working in their studios. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Lindsey Maestri, Executive Director for the Yeiser Art Center and event coordinator Ashlea McMillan about the event.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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