Cynthia Wallace BFA exhibit on display at Craft Center April 15-21

Cynthia Wallace will present her bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibition in clay, titled “Keeping Secrets,” April 15-21 in Gallery One of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

An artist’s reception is set for 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18.

Wallace grew up in Holland, Mich., where she spent her summers sculpting sand and her winters sculpting snow. She was first introduced to clay in elementary school, and has been working with that medium ever since.

She attended Union University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in sculpture. She is now finishing her bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in clay at the Craft Center.

“This body of work is an exploration of the power of secrets,” said Wallace. “It looks into what secrets we hide, how they affect our intimacy with those around us, and how telling or keeping secrets over time shapes who we are as individuals,” she explained.

“Architecture, furniture, locks and keys serve as visual metaphors. They show a public surface, a façade that often conceals or restricts the view of the spaces inside. A person’s body also reveals and conceals. Secrets can reside in a locked drawer, behind a closed door or even inside our very selves,” Wallace continued.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Highway 56 and 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