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Amazing Artistry - Kentucky Living

Friday, February 1, 2019 3:00 PM

"Kentucky has a rich heritage and tradition of arts and working artist communities, from over-the-top, in-your-face arts hubs like Paducah and Berea to under-the-radar, not-quite-expected destinations where visitors find working studios, art galleries and shops with Old World themes like stained glass-making. These are places to not only watch the artistry as it unfolds but have a hand in creating it.

Meet Kijsa Housman of MAKE Paducah - Travel Insider

Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00 AM

"For Kijsa Housman, creativity is a way of life. She has worked for 25 years as a professional artist recently taking part in an art residency in Can Seurat near Barcelona. Housman is also the owner of MAKE, a boutique art studio in Paducah, Kentucky, a city that is designated as the “world’s seventh Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art” by UNESCO. Just about everything artistic is offered at MAKE from private classes for adults and kids to workshops that teach painting or printing. We caught up with the busy artist to learn more about her career, see how she got started in the field and, of course, find out how she would spend the perfect day in her city. "

Sewing the Seeds of History - Garden & Gun

Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00 AM

"The colors, textures, and styles of the 107 quilts int he HERstory exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah (through April 9) are a patchwork of achievement by fiber artists from seven countries who celebrate groundbreaking women, honoring them in fabric.

Transformative Travels - KET

Monday, December 31, 2018 4:00 PM

"Ten University of Kentucky students explore the communities, cultures, and characters in western Kentucky. In each episode, the travelers are challenged to think critically about the world around them. Dr. Jason Swanson, a tourism professor at UK, leads the explorers through western Kentucky.

DAY TRIP: Paducah - McClure Placemaking Field Notes

Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:00 AM

"Paducah claims to be a few hours from everywhere, and they’re not wrong: 140 miles from Nashville, 170 from St. Louis, 180 from Memphis, 220 from Louisville. Most easily accessed on I-24, and while you’re there cross the river to Metropolis and check out the home of Superman.

"We first met Chef Sara Bradley during a weekend visit to Paducah, KY. Having the opportunity to dine at her acclaimed restaurant Freight House was a highlight of the trip and offered a peek into how she runs a kitchen — controlled and efficient, by the way. Her farm-to-table restaurant, housed in a converted vegetable warehouse on the edge of town, is now three years old and continues to garner accolades from far and wide — and with good reason. One stroll through TripAdvisor or Yelp, and you’ll get a clear idea of what’s to love.