Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Second Installment of Mayor’s Art Club Artwork

art1PADUCAH, Ky. (4/2/13) – The second installment of the Mayor’s Art Club artwork is ready for viewing at City Hall. Lily Shapiro and Freda Fairchild are the featured artists from now through the end of June. The public can view the artwork when City Hall is open, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The artwork is located in the reception area and office of Mayor Gayle Kaler on the second floor of City Hall.
 
Photographer Lily Shapiro’s work will be on display in the Mayor’s office at City Hall for this second quarter. Shapiro, a 16-year-old sophomore at Paducah Tilghman High School, is the youngest artist featured in the Mayor’s Art Club. Daughter of Robyn Shapiro and Bob Shapiro, Shapiro had a camera in her hands before entering preschool. Her love of photography has been fostered and cultivated by her father, an accomplished photographer in his own right. In addition to her love of photography, Shapiro plays junior varsity & varsity basketball. She also is an avid hiker and mountaineer and an up-and-coming disc jockey. Shapiro has earned several awards for her work including Best of Photography in the 2013 Yeiser Art Center Teen Spirit Exhibition. Her photos have been shown at Etcetera, Tribeca, Clare M. Eagle, and Yeiser Art Center galleries.

art2

The artwork of fiber artist and printmaker Freda Fairchild will be on display in the Mayor’s reception area at City Hall through the end of June. Fairchild, a Kentucky native, graduated from Berea College. After graduate school at San Francisco State University, she remained in California to teach before devoting herself entirely to making art. She studied at the Canadian School for Non-toxic Printmaking and now works entirely without the use of acids or solvents. Fairchild returned to Kentucky in 2001 to participate in the At Home Project with Judy Chicago at Western Kentucky University. She remained in her home state, buying a house and studio in Paducah. Fairchild has a rich and lengthy exhibition history. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows in Japan, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and the United Kingdom.
 
Mayor Gayle Kaler initiated the Mayor’s Art Club in January 2013. At that time, she asked for artists living in McCracken County to submit photos of their work for consideration. A committee consisting of Paducah School of Art Director Paul Aho, Yeiser Art Center Executive Director Josh White, and Rosemarie Steele, former marketing director of the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Visitors Bureau, reviewed the 27 entries and used a four-point grading system to narrow the list to eight artists. All forms of art were accepted, and the selected artists showcase a diversity of disciplines ranging from sculptors and ceramists to photographers, fiber artists, and painters. Each quarter of the calendar year, two of the eight artists will have the opportunity to display their artwork at City Hall. For more information about the Mayor’s Art Club, visit www.paducahky.gov/paducah/mayors-art-club-0.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Pam Spencer
Photos provided by the City of Paducah

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

BMS Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

BENTON, Ky. (9/2/14) — Every month, Benton Middle School celebrates academic achievement in academics with the CAP… Read More

Join in the Fun at the 41st Annual Piney Campers' Fair

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (8/31/14) — Piney Campground at Land Between The Lakes will host its 41st Annual Campers' Fair Sept.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 8613

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 8332

One Hospitalized After Officer-Involved…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 31, 2014 6341

Passenger in Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2014 4291

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 3303

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 3303

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 01, 2014 1922

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

in Top Stories by Karen McKnight
August 30, 2014 1472

City of Madisonville Says 'Goodbye' to…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 977

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
September 02, 2014 867

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 29, 2014 2993

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2831

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 2141

Owensboro Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
August 29, 2014 1132

Woman Charged in Assault of 3-Year-Old…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 513

Smith, Hamilton honored at Distinguished…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 29, 2014 4291

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 2540

Skateboarders Enjoy Own Style of Cruise In

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2499

School System Facing $5M Shortfall;…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2382

No College = Low Wages : A Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Ken Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06