PSAD Exhibition Helps Celebrate Solar Eclipse

Free Opening Reception August 17

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MEDIA RELEASE: PADUCAH, KY (08/09/2017) Paducah School of Art and Design is dedicating its annual faculty exhibition to a celebration of the August 21 total solar eclipse with Noun or Verb - Interpretations of "Eclipse" by PSAD Faculty Members. This group exhibition is themed to the event and interpretations of the word "eclipse" as a noun or verb.

Noun or Verb - Interpretations of "Eclipse" opens with a free reception August 17 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery, located within PSAD's 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street.

Exhibiting artists are Paul Aho, Todd Birdsong, Shannon Duffy, Emily Esau, Tanya Gadbaw-Neitzke, John Hasegawa, Erich Neitzke, J.P. Rhea, Anita Rodriguez-Fitch, Randy Simmons and Shane Ward.

"PSAD is pleased to join WKCTC's Night at Noon and other organizations in the region in presenting public programs associated with the solar eclipse and the anticipated numbers of visitors to the region to experience this extraordinary event," says PSAD Dean, Paul Aho. "Each of our faculty members are employing their unique talents to create new works alluding to the eclipse itself or the process of eclipsing or being eclipsed. There are certain to be surprises in the works on display as these recognized artists step outside their normal realm and create original works for the occasion."

Noun or Verb - Interpretations of "Eclipse" runs through September 7. Gallery hours for the Bill Ford Gallery are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WKCTC's Night at Noon event will be held August 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WKCTC's main campus at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive. Night at Noon details are available at

Paducah School of Art and Design, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Art and an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate programs in Visual Communication: Multimedia, as well as studio art classes for students of all levels and disciplines. Classes are offered on WKCTC's campus, 905 Harrison Street and 919 Madison Street.

For more information, call (270) 534.3901.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized four-consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.