Quilter exhibits in international contest
A Paducah-area quilter has been chosen as a semifinalist in the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest. Barbara Green of Paducah will display her quilt, “Primitive Garden,” in the quilt show along with about 389 other quilts in the annual contest.
The competition awards first-, second- and third-place prizes in 15 separate categories, as well as nine overall awards. The Quilt Show is April 27-30, but all winners will be announced Tuesday, April 26, at a 5:30 p.m. awards ceremony at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
Market House presenting murder mystery and dinner
“Phantom of the Market House Theatre,” a murder mystery performed by Market House Theatre’s Murder For Hire troupe, will be performed March 18-19. Audience members will witness a murder, then will receive a packet of clues and attempt to discover the killer.
The Market House Theatre will award a prize to the team that discovers the killer and the motive. Each performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Pampered Palate. Tickets are $30, and can be reserved by phoning 270-444-6828.
Paducah hosting Van Fleet Chamber Orchestra Saturday
The Paducah Chamber Music Association will host the Van Fleet Chamber Orchestra at Paducah Tilghman High School on Saturday. The orchestra will play songs from composers such as Bach and Chopin, along with Copland and Handel. The ensemble features both orchestral players and music educators from around the area.
The concert will be held in the high school’s auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 270-443-2035. Tickets will be available at the door, but available seating may be limited.
Yeiser to hold printmaking classes
The Yeiser Art Center will host printmaking workshops this month. The first workshop will be Saturday and focus on lithography, while workshops on relief printing and printing on fabric be March 19 and March 26, respectively.
The workshops are part of the theme to the Yeiser’s current exhibition, “Printmaking: Four Processes.” They are free to the public, and will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah. Advanced registration is not required, but is recommended. All materials will be provided by the center. For reservations, visit the Yeiser Art Center at 200 Broadway, or call 270-442-2453.
Murray professor exhibiting at WKCTC
The West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Gallery will exhibit art from Jerry Speight, a Murray State University art professor who specializes in abstract and automobile paintings. Speight’s Corvette paintings are featured in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The exhibit will run through March 25.
Clemens Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or to schedule a larger group, call Gail Robinson Butler at 270-534-3212.
Maiden Alley to offer free movie
Maiden Alley Cinema will offer a free screening of “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” an in-depth look at low-level criminality. The movie follows a shopkeeper who attempts to catch vandals and street artists on camera.
“Exit Through the Gift Shop” will show at 7 p.m. today at Maiden Alley Cinema. The movie is part of the Oscilloscope Circle of Trust Series, which seeks to make movies into more social events. The screening will also feature trivia and giveaways. Donations are encouraged.
Paducah Symphony playing for Western Baptist’s NICU
The Paducah Symphony orchestra will continue its “Music for a Cause” program with a March 19 concert benefiting the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Western Baptist Hospital, which allows parents with infants in the hospital to stay closer to home for treatment.
Five dollars from each ticket will go to the Western Baptist Hospital Foundation, which will donate the money to the NICU. The concert will be the second of a two-part Stained Glass series, titled “The Exalted Concert.” Tickets start at $25 for adults, and $12.50 for students. Discounted family rates are available. Tickets may be purchased at the Paducah Symphony Box Office & Shoppe at 201 Broadway in Paducah or by phoning 270-444-0065.
WKCTC announces cast for ‘Nunsense’
West Kentucky Community & Technical College has chosen five women to act in its upcoming play “Nunsense.” Scytha T. Abraham will play Mother Superior Mary Regina, Elyse Millizer as second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert, Janet Bloomingburg as Sister Robert Anne, Sydney Hughes as Sister Mary Leo and Grace Baldridge as Sister Mary Amnesia.
The comedy focuses on a convent, which is putting on a variety show to raise money for the funeral of 52 nuns who were accidentally poisoned. The show includes music, dance and audience quiz interaction.
“Nunsense” will play at the Clemens Fine Art Center from April 15-17. For more information or for tickets call 270-534-3212 or visit artsinfocus.org.
From Sun staff reports