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-Nathan Brown

 

Over The River And Through The Woods

2016 May/June

When you want to establish your own business, sometimes, the best place to start is at your grandmother's house.

 

Turning Trades

2016 May/June

Darla Baker has a hard time seeing herself as an artist.

 

"I was in the corporate world and worked so hard for so long," she says. "I was a petroleum landman. We're talking about a completely different thing from what I'd call an artist. I was out there negotiating leases and contracts to get oil wells drilled. I am so Type A."

 

Stand-Up Folks

2016 March/April

A Discusssion With Paducah's New Comedians

 

Carl Cook's Paducah - Reviving Lost Art

2016 March/April

Carl Cook never set out to be an artist. Born in 1905 in Paragould, Arkansas, he moved to Illinois with his parents where he graduated high school and earned a Bachelor of Education from Illinois State University.

 

"Octopus" Artists John Hasagawa and Lily Liu

2016 January/February

Lily Liu says working in Paducah as an artist is like being an octopus.

 

"Here, I’ve met so many artists [who work in] so many different mediums, I feel like I have grown to become an octopus with tentacles," she says. "Each tentacle is grabbing and growing stronger in an area [of art]."

 

An Award For An Illuminating Work

2015 September/October

John Romang creates magic on Plexiglas acrylic sheets—he drops bright hues of ink and resin onto these surfaces and watches them blend and bend and swirl. Now, they have won him an award.

 

Sing A Song Of Paducah - The Songwriters

2015 September/October

In our May/June issue, we asked you to put your feelings for Paducah in song and submit them for our Sing A Song Of Paducah contest. You did not disappoint! We posted six of them on Facebook and asked our followers to vote. After a month of listening and deliberation, you chose our winner: J.D. Wilkes with his song Paducah, Jewel on the Ohio.

 

Open The Book, Fall In

2015 July/August

Consummate reader Mary Hammond graciously give us her suggestions for a season of good reads.

 

"Composing a reading list is serious business for me. I love the challenge of researching new books and reading reviews and comments from friends as titles are gathered.

 

Sing A Song of Paducah Contest

2015 May/June

Love of home swells the heart. The people and places of our upbringing or our chosen land causes a soul stirring that is indescribable, yet we can all relate to how it feels.

 

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