Kincaid, Quarles and Ruppel featured in BFA exhibit at Craft Center

Bachelor of fine arts thesis exhibits by Breanna Kincaid, fibers, and Ross Ruppel, wood, will be on display at the Appalachian Center for Craft’s Gallery One through Saturday, Nov. 12.

A metals exhibit by BFA student Anna Quarles will also be on display in the Center’s North Windows Gallery from Nov. 8 to 13.

An artists’ reception on Nov. 12 will honor all three exhibitors.

Kincaid’s work explores the process of making three-dimensional felted neckpieces and hats. She overlaps layers of wool, wetting and rolling the fibers to create a whimsical effect in the materials. Vibrant colors are an important aspect of her work, and they are used to show the creativeness and imagination of childhood.

“My art work is a vehicle to capture the youthful spirit and uninhibited creativity of childhood,” explained Kincaid.

Ruppel creates a generational flare in his woodworking. His tables and chairs use curves and lines to create an emotional response. The furniture he creates serves as a metaphor of the association between certain pieces and generations of families.

To get to the Craft Center, take Interstate 40 to Exit 273, turn south toward Smithville on Highway 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge.

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