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A piece from Isaiah Kennedys Hope in Blue exhibit, which will be on display at the Murray Art Guild until April 22. (Photo courtesy of

Annual event connects local art community

MacKenzie Rogers, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

A formerly annual Murray Art Guild event, the Art Hop, is returning with four different exhibits after being canceled for three years because of COVID-19. The...

The original Ice House Gallery facility was destroyed in the tornado that came through Mayfield on Dec. 10, 2021. (Photo courtesy of IceHouseGallery on Facebook)

Art sale aims to support new Mayfield art gallery

Raleigh Hightower, Lifestyle Editor February 16, 2023

On the night of Dec. 10, 2021, the Mayfield Graves County Art Guild and the 26 years of service it provided the community faced a difficult challenge:...

Murray Art Guild Executive Director Debi Danielson (middle) receives the Kentucky Arts Council Community Arts Award from Secretary of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Mike Berry (left), and Gov. Andy Beshear. (Photo courtesy of @murrayartguild on Facebook)

State leaders honor Murray Art Guild’s outreach

MacKenzie Rogers, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

After decades of service to the community, the Murray Art Guild was awarded the Governor’s Award in the Arts, an honor given to those who have made substantial...

This piece from Jo Bennett’s fragmentation series uses cast and fabricated sterling silver with pearls (Photo courtesy of Jo Bennett).

Metalsmithing alum shares daily life, promotes exhibit

November 10, 2021

Emery Wainscott Lifestyle Editor [email protected] Alum Jo Bennett’s typical work day starts with a cup of coffee, the WKMS morning news...

Professor of Sociology Diane Nititham’s research exhibit ‘Emergent SocialScapes’ is on display at the Murray Art Guild until Saturday, Oct. 30 (Mason Galemore/The News).

Research exhibit showcases Ireland, Philippines

October 27, 2021

Mason Galemore Contributing Writer [email protected] With photos from her study abroad trips to Ireland and the Philippines spanning back...

Grace Marilynn James, the first Black faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is depicted at the exhibit (Raleigh Hightower/The News).

Traveling art exhibit honors Kentucky women, native plants

September 29, 2021

Raleigh Hightower Contributing Writer [email protected] To celebrate the achievements of 10 Kentucky women through the invocation of Kentucky’s...

Students from the NLS program gave the 2020 Giving Back Endowment Grant Award to the MAG. (Photo courtesy of Debi Henry Danielson)

Students give grant to Murray Art Guild

February 4, 2021

Ben Overby Staff Writer [email protected] The Murray State nonprofit leadership studies program presented the 2020 Giving Back Endowment Grant...

Weaving a community together: Murray Art Guild showcases Interwoven project celebrating diversity

Weaving a community together: Murray Art Guild showcases “Interwoven” project celebrating diversity

February 22, 2018

Story by Bridgette McAuliffe, Contributing writer Photos by Brock Kirk/The News Art is something that everyone appreciates in different forms....

Local art guild shines a light on student artist

Local art guild shines a light on student artist

September 14, 2017

Story by Emily Williams, Features Editor Photo courtesy of Anna Sohl Opportunity was afforded to Anna Sohl, senior from Paducah, Kentucky and member...

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Amanda Vancura, senior from Samsonia, was one of the workers helping out with the event.

Empty bowls for empty bellies

October 30, 2015

Story by Gisselle Hernandez, Assistant Features Editor The Murray Art Guild, or MAG, hosted its fifth annual Empty Bowls event, which raises money...

Community art gallery gives local artists platform to display work

April 24, 2015

Story by Gisselle Hernandez, Contributing writer Members of the Murray community gathered at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center to admire the...

University library to hold caregiving event

February 13, 2015

When St. Valentine was punished for marrying couples centuries ago, he probably wasn’t thinking about the importance of chocolate. Since then, the reputation...

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