BFA exhibit in metals by Daniel Pacifico runs Dec. 11-17

A bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibit in metals by Daniel Pacifico titled Form and Function of the Tattoo Machine will run Dec. 11 through 17 in the Appalachian Center for Craft’s North Windows Gallery.

An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

For nearly a century, the tattoo machine has remained relatively unchanged and has served one purpose — applying tattoos.

“I have created a body of work that explores expressing art utilizing the actual tattoo machine as a canvas,” Pacifico said. “This show is the culmination of years of metal arts education as well as research on modern electric Americana tattooing.”

The Craft Center is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). To get there, go south toward Smithville on Highway 56 and turn immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.

For more information, call 615/597-6801 or 931/372-3051 or log onto the Craft Center web site at