Melissa Peek, Director of Princeton Art Guild, in studio, January 9, 2018
Melissa Peek, Director of the Princeton Art Guild, was in studio Tuesday morning to talk to WPKY about several things going on at the Guild this year.
First, Melissa told listeners about the current exhibit up at the Guild, a showcase of the Caldwell County Middle and High School art students’ works. The exhibit is up now through February 3rd and there will be a closing reception on Sunday, January 21st at the Art Guild from 2 to 3:30PM. It will be a come and go event with light refreshments and participants will be able to meet with the students and the art teachers from both schools. Melissa also reminded listeners that the Princeton Art Guild, which is located on East Main Street in downtown Princeton, is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 2PM and is free and open to the public.
Melissa then spoke a bit about the next exhibit which will start on Tuesday, February 6th, and will feature sculpture work from 11 year old sculptor, Henry Stratemeyer. Henry lives in Paducah and is the grandson of Hank and Elizabeth Casey from Caldwell County. Henry’s work was featured in the current edition of Paducah Life Magazine.
Melissa also mentioned that the Guild will be holding it’s Spring Membership Drive very soon. Individual membership for a year is $20 while a family membership for a year is $30. She encouraged listeners to become a supporter of the Art Guild, even if you aren’t an artist yourself. But, if you are an artist, members are allowed to bring in works of art to sell. Works will be displayed in the entrance room of the Guild and the Guild will receive 15 percent of anything that sells.
Melissa then encouraged listeners to like the Guild’s Facebook page, Princeton Art Guild, Inc (the one with the red doors) to stay up to date on exhibits and events that will happen throughout the year.
You can catch the full interview with Melissa Peek below.