PADUCAH, KY (02/20/2018) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will host Passages of Simplicity, a solo exhibition featuring fiber art and ceramics by Paducah artist Helene Davis. The exhibition opens with a free community reception March 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery at PSAD's 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street in Paducah's Lower Town Arts District.
"PSAD Director Paul Aho said it's a pleasure to have the opportunity to recognize Helene's work in fibers and to present her ceramics to new audiences. "With the opening of our fiber arts studio this past year, PSAD has embraced contemporary practices in the field," said Aho. "This exhibition showcases the work of Helene Davis, a leading artist in our community, known for her inventive dyeing techniques and their application in her elegant fine art wall quilts, but less well known for her work in clay."
Paducah artist Lily Liu assisted in selecting the works on display, which as the exhibition's title suggests, illustrates a transition from complexity to deceptively simpler works in both fibers and clay.
A student exhibition will also be on display during the Passages to Simplicity exhibition. In continuing PSAD's Bright Futures exhibitions to showcase the work of high school students from throughout the region, Bright Futures 3 is an exhibition of students' works from Paducah Tilghman High School under instruction of local art teacher John Romang.
Both exhibitions will remain on display in the Bill Ford Gallery through April 11. The college's
PSAD 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 main campus, 905 Harrison Street and 919 Madison Street.
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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College four times awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction 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.