Exhibition titled Fluent Dichotomy on display at Craft Center through Sept. 20

An exhibition of ceramic works by Bonnie Seeman, Brian Hiveley and Helen Otterson, entitled Fluent Dichotomy, runs through Sept. 20 at the Appalachian Center for Craft’s Gallery Two.

Seeman’s works are based on utilitarian ceramics, with her influences coming directly from her environment.

“All the forms I create are derived from nature,” she said. “I use plants, sea-forms and human anatomy to talk about life, disease and the will to live. My intention with this work is to make references to the process of survival.”

Hiveley’s colorful ceramic sculptures reference the living world.

“It’s my hope that the viewer will re-examine the natural world around them, reconsidering the importance of the most obvious natural wonders, as well as what would seem to be the most insignificant,” he said.

Otterson’s work focuses on bi-morphic forms.

“My sculptures explore the temporary, symbiotic relationship between healthy cells and deathly cells in patients battling disease,” she said. “My reference material is alluded to through the use of glass, which parallels qualities seen in images through a microscope.”

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 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 the web site at www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/.

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