Appalachian Center for Crafts offers summer exhibits

The Appalachian Center for Crafts will present a group exhibition by summer workshop faculty from June 1 to August 5 and will also present an installation of ceramic sculptures from June 12 to July 7.

The group exhibition June 1-August 5 will be held in Gallery One and will showcase the work of more than 40 professional craftspeople in media ranging from papermaking, ceramic sculpture, fine woodworking, metalsmithing, blacksmithing and glass.

These award-winning instructors have gained national and international attention for their works and have been featured in magazines such as Fiber Arts Magazine, Fine Woodworking and American Craft..

Clay sculptures by Priscilla Hollingsworth, titled "8 Body Forms," will be held in Gallery Two.

A major inspiration for Hollingsworth's work is form and structure in the natural world, such as the form of plants, animals, rocks and land formation. She is also interested in the phenomenon of collecting and looks at counting and arranging of these various forms in her installations.

Hollingsworth is currently associate professor of art at Augusta State University and will teach "Sculptural Forms from Nature" as part of the Craft Center's summer workshop program.

For more information about the exhibits or workshops, call (615) 597-6801.