Swartz BFA exhibit on display at Craft Center from March 25-30

A bachelor of fine arts exhibition of glass by Alex Techiera Swartz titled “Linear Progressions in Glass…plus a little battuto” will be display March 25-30 in the North Windows Gallery of the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Swartz’s senior thesis exhibition is based upon deep sandblaster, carved and “battutoed” work. Much of the exhibition utilizes simple black and white coloration, though some of the work incorporates a mix of colors. In all cases, the carvings cut through one layer of color to reveal another beneath.

The vessels carved upon are amphoral in shape or style, with a few exceptions. Some pieces are hanging, while others rest within a supportive armature.

Swartz said, “The imagery may be abstract and imaginary in some cases, but in other pieces, it is highly definitive and recognizable. The feel of the work is classic, yet the imagery is anything but.”

A reception for the artist is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 in the North Windows Gallery of the Appalachian Center for Craft.

The Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU, 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 www.tntech.edu/craftcenter.

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