TTU Appalachian Center for Craft displays work of South Korean artist

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, September 19 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

thumb Jay_Song_Image_1Korean jewelry artist Jay Song will have an exhibit of wearable art at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft beginning Monday, Sept. 19. The show will be up until Oct. 27.

“She does a lot of traditional metal smithing, but some of this exhibit uses alternative materials,” Craft Center gallery manager Gail Looper said. “It really is an alternative to what we think of as jewelry.”

Included in the exhibit are 112 brooches of paper made by hand that used to be applied as door and window screens in Korean architecture.

Song’s work is a way for her to express and interpret complex human relationships and some of the brooches are small faces. Her work attempts to refocus everyday encounters and remind people of their dismissal of everyday reactions.

She was born and raised in Tae Jeon, South Korea, and has a law degree from Ham Nam University and a master’s degree in metals and jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

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.

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