PADUCAH — West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design will open Beaux Ties and the Art of Bill Ford with a reception today from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the Bill Ford Gallery, which was named for the artist and community arts advocate. The gallery is located in the art school’s 2D ad Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison St. The reception is free and open to the public.

Beaux Ties and the Art of Bill Ford is a mini retrospective that showcases a selection of works representing Ford’s work as an artist from decades past to the present. The title of the exhibition is a play on words for the bow ties Ford is well-known for wearing.