WKCTC Celebrates Black History Month
By West Kentucky Star & WKCTC
PADUCAH - West Kentucky Community and Technical College continues to celebrate Black History Month throughout February.

Two exhibits at the college's Paducah School of Art and Design - Our Legacy, Our Future - Paintings by Joan Dance and Watercolor by Darlene O'Hara are currently open. Both exhibits will remain on display through February 25 in the Bill Ford Gallery at 905 Harrison Street. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Joan Dance is a Paducah native and noted African American folk artist. Her exhibit includes nearly 70 paintings and mixed media works on paper. PSAD Director Paul Aho said Dance's works are from her studio as well as Paducah collectors who have embraced her vision and distinct mix of humor and storytelling to convey a history and culture of Paducah otherwise largely unseen and untold.

A town hall meeting titled, "Unfinished Business in 2020," will be held February 18 from 5:30-7 pm in WKCTC's Crounse Hall 101. A reception will be held prior to the meeting at 5 pm.

The discussion will be about African Americans' involvement and leadership roles in the community. The event is co-sponsored by the Paducah McCracken County NAACP, Paducah Minority Networking Group and WKCTC Diversity and Inclusion office.

Andrew Maraniss, New York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside, will return to WKCTC February 24 at 11 am in Crouse Hall 101. He will share about his new book Games of Deception, the remarkable true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Germany during Hitler's reign. For more information, contact Sueann Hely 270-534-3273,

For more information about the Black History Month events, contact Chevene Duncan-Herring, WKCTC diversity and inclusion director, at 270-534-3209 or

Published 10:43 PM, Friday Feb. 21, 2020
Updated 10:43 PM, Friday Feb. 21, 2020



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