Yeiser Show: 174 Works by 147 Artists, 14 Schools
By Yeiser Art Center
PADUCAH, KY - The Yeiser Art Center (YAC) will host the 20th Annual Teen Spirit Exhibition on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2-4 pm at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway.

For the 20th anniversary, the Teen Spirit exhibition will be bigger than ever, as Juror Paul Aho has selected 174 works, from 147 artists, representing 14 schools. Nearly 500 pieces of work were entered for judging.

The YAC will be displaying the massive amount of art in the salon style, or stacked, sometimes two or three pieces high on the wall. The YAC will be FULL of art.

"The additional goal of showcasing a far greater number of works has been met by hanging the works salon style, rewarding the efforts of more young artists and encouraging their continued creativity," said Paul Aho. "Yet despite the increase in the number of works, the works in the show are uniformly very good and on many occasions quite exceptional."

Teen Spirit was created in 1993 as a part of an ongoing effort to support the area's art programs and to recognize the talented youth of the region. Teen Spirit has come to symbolize the success of art education in the area. Teen Spirit is a tribute to all the schools, students, teachers, and other art professionals, whose outstanding work and enthusiasm over the years have been integral to the success of the exhibition.

Juror Paul Aho is the Dean of the Paducah School of Art at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. He previously taught photography at WKCTC and was chief program officer at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

"Opening up the Teen Spirit juried competition to a broader range of schools gives the exhibition a truly regional aspect that builds upon its history as a showcase for local high schoolers. It also diversified the range of works submitted, in that much of what gets considered reflects class work assigned by a now broader range of instructors," said Aho. "With a mix of public, private and home school students extending as far as Cape Girardeau, the Yeiser extends its reach and service to the region and helps to position Paducah and Paducah School of Art within those communities as well."

Participating Schools:

Ballard Memorial High School

Calloway County High School

Cape Central High School

Community Christian Academy

Dogwood Valley Academy, and other homeschooled students

Heath High School

Johnston City High School

Livingston Central High School

Lone Oak High School

Marion High School

Massac County High School

Reidland High School

St. Mary School System

Tilghman High School

Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.

The Yeiser Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The Yeiser Art Center is wheelchair accessible.

For questions, contact Joshua E. White or John Paul Henry at  270-442-2453.

Published 07:07 PM, Friday Jan. 04, 2013
Updated 12:37 PM, Saturday Jan. 05, 2013

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