See glassblowing and other demonstrations and more at Celebration of Craft on April 14

Narrated studio demonstrations — like the glass blowing technique Thom McMahon is demonstrating above — will be presented at this year’s Celebration of Craft, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, on the grounds of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. But that’s not all the event has to offer. Hear live music, purchase items at the Visual Art Society’s spring sale or commemorative items from Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft and bid on silent auction items donated by Craft Center and local artists to support educational outreach efforts that benefit more than 3,500 elementary and high school students in the Upper Cumberland region. The Gallery offers a 10 percent discount off all merchandise and a 20 percent discount for TTU employees who present valid Eagle Card identifications. Celebration 2007 is a project funded in part under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free, and the Craft Center is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at the Smithville/McMinnville Exit 273. 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, go online to www.tntech.edu/craftcenter. Photo: TTU
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