The Mayor’s Art Club has expanded. In addition to the artwork currently on display in the Mayor’s office and reception area on the second floor of City Hall, artwork depicting the American flag is on display in the lobby of City Hall on the first floor.
Mayor Kaler says, “Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day are set aside for Americans to remember and honor those who have fought for us to keep the privileges and freedoms granted by the U.S. Constitution. The American flag is the symbol of our heritage that unites all Americans. I’m honored to have so many beautiful works of art showing the American flag in City Hall.”
In April, Mayor Gayle Kaler asked for artists to submit photos, drawings, paintings, etchings, or fiber art of the American flag. Currently twelve items from seven artists are on display in City Hall ranging from paintings on large pieces of Styrofoam, a flag made entirely of pieces of wood, artwork using paint chips, and various paintings. The artists with artwork on display are Michelle Clutts, Kris Courtney, Joan Dance, Tammy Ferns, Mary Ruth “Tutu” Maggard, Jannette Parent, and Gay Speirbhain.
The artwork will be on display through at least July 4. The public can view the patriotic artwork when City Hall is open, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Mayor Kaler initiated the Mayor’s Art Club in January 2013. For more information, visit www.paducahky.gov.