Craft Center at TTU hosts show about mourning process

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, December 19 2012


thumb 1._RZS_Object_of_Mourning_Senses_1Objects can take on additional significance during the grieving process, and an exhibition opening at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University on Jan. 7 investigates and examines that connection.

Pieces by Renee Zettle-Sterling, an associate professor of art and design at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will be on display in the Craft Center’s Gallery One until Feb. 18.

“I am interested in how mourning and commemoration are contained within objects,” she said. “Objects carry with them the potential to become a source of meaning beyond their physical properties.”

Zettle-Sterling’s work has been exhibited across the country and has appeared in several art books and magazines.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is conveniently located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Highway 56; turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.

For more information, call (615) 597-6801 or (931) 372-3051 or visit