The Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) has an excellent and talented faculty. Two of their professors, Randy Simmons and Evin Dubois, have a new exhibition at the school. Black and White is on display at the Bill Ford Gallery located within PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

This two-person exhibition is complemented by Bright Futures 4, an exhibition of works by students attending regional high schools, in PSAD’s Alcove Galleries. Participating schools include Ballard Memorial, Paducah Tilghman, Community Christian Academy, Saint Mary, and Joppa High Schools, along with Graves, Livingston, Marshall, Massac, and McCracken County High Schools.

“As with other exhibitions this year, we have turned our gaze inward, focusing our presentations on the work of individuals and groups with ties to the art school in celebration of our tenth year anniversary” says PSAD director Paul Aho. “Black and White showcases works by the longest serving and the newest members of our faculty, with Randy Simmons teaching for the college long before PSAD was established, and Evin Dubois having joined us as sculpture instructor this year. Like all of our faculty, they are outstanding artists as well as teachers and we are proud to recognize them as such.”

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Black and White and Bright Futures 4 run through March 1. Gallery hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays.

Randy Simmons

Originally from the Paducah, Randy Simmons creates large scale realistic figurative charcoal drawings covering topics of parenting, social/political topics, and adult relationships. He exhibits his work across the United States and has twice been a Kentucky Arts Council award winner.

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Evin Dubois

Evin Dubois is a visual artist interested in masculinity, adornment, fashion, personal narrative, and the body. Through sculpture, jewelry, drawing, photography, and installation, his practice deconstructs the narrative of an often brash behavior and substance through a variety of materials and media.

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Evin earned his BFA in Fine Arts with an Art History minor from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and recently earned his MFA in Sculpture with a Graduate Art History Minor from the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign. He has exhibited his work nationally, and participated in symposiums, workshops, and residencies in the US and abroad.