Craft Center exhibition combines six artists across media

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, August 20 2012



thumb 14_Perdue_FleetingArtistic connections forged in the forests of Saskatchewan are coming home to the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University.

Works by six artists who met during the 2010 Emma International Collaboration, including TTU painting professor Benedict Oddi, are coming to the Craft Center’s Gallery Two and North Windows galleries. The exhibition combines wooden sculpture, jewelry, drawings, paintings and a mixed-media installation to continue the story the six began two years ago.

The Emma International is an invitation-only biennial event where artists from Canada, the U.S. and U.K. work together to make art in the Canadian forests with no electricity and limited tools.

The other artists in the exhibition, which is called “Story of Six,” are Laura Hosaluk, Katie Hudnall, Kent Perdue, Maggie Sasso and Kristin Shiga.

The group uses, invents and layers symbols to inject meaning to their work and tell stories.

The exhibition will be up from Friday, Aug. 24, until Monday, Oct. 29. The galleries are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is conveniently located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Hwy. 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