The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), in partnership with the City of Paducah Parks & Recreation Department is holding their annual Fiber Arts Festival. Join YAC on Saturday, September 15 from 8 am -1 pm, for a Celebration Saturday at the Paducah Farmers’ Market. Along with the regular market vendors, there will be music, food samples, kids’ activities, and family friendly fiber demonstrations and projects you can participate in.
Stop by and visit with the sheep from Koru Gardens, a quilting demonstration by the National Quilt Museum, a collaborative weaving project, as well as crocheting and knitting demonstrations. McLib will be hosting a necklace and bead activity using yarn. There will be a special art activity demonstrating hand-made paper led by visiting artist, Doug Baulos. You can also find out about art class information from the Paducah School of Art & Design.
After the Fiber Arts Festival, the Yeiser Art Center will be hosting an artist presentation by Doug Baulos. His art exhibition “From Which Stars Have We Fallen” is currently being shown at YAC. His presentation will be inside the YAC gallery at 3 pm. Baulos will discuss his work, inspiration, and process. Lite refreshments will be served including tea or coffee from Piper’s, cookies from Kirchoff’s and cheese and crackers from Midtown Market.
Douglas Pierre Baulos received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He regularly teaches workshops and lectures on his research in book arts, drawing and mixed media. In 2009 Baulos won the President’s Award For Excellence In Teaching at UAB.
His current books are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering on his ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter, and hope. Books, because of their exterior/interior format, as well as their sequential ordering, have been of particular interest lately. The book as an object allows the viewer to be guided through a thought process as well as evoking time and journey/text and image in an intimate fashion. Drawings are composed of myriad layers of media, ideas and associations. The process of piecing together an image is a meditative exercise, having as much to do with duration as physical texture or of following the thread of mindfulness. The abstraction of narrative is merged with the physicality of objects.