Focus on Fibers at TTU’s Appalachian Center for Craft

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, October 12 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

thumb Roam_powerpointStudents, faculty and both the former and current artists in residence will showcase their work in fiber arts at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft through Thursday, Nov. 27 in Gallery One.

Craft Center fibers professor Jeanne Brady selected the pieces to reflect the artists’ varied interests and aesthetic choices. Though all students learn the same weaving, pattern printing and dyeing skills, they develop their own aesthetics.

“I am excited to see these young people learn and evolve as they gain the confidence to design, develop and create their own art – in essence, to express themselves,” Brady said. “Each is learning a lot about themselves, and the dedication and hard work that making art demands of them. They are not afraid; this gives me hope.”

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 www.tntech.edu/craftcenter.