Two BFA exhbits in metals run Nov. 7 through 13 at the Craft Center

Two bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibits, both in metals, run from Nov. 7 through Nov. 13 at the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

Christina Hewgley’s Toybox Jewelry exhibit will be on display in the North Windows Gallery. Eric Smith’s Industrial Evolution exhibit will be displayed in Gallery One.

The items shown in Hewgley’s exhibit are a cross between fine jewelry and kinetic sculpture.

She has created unique pieces of wearable sculpture that arouse curiosity and playfulness by the way their movements or construction reference mechanical toys and games. The artist’s reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Smith’s work includes both free-standing and wall-hung figurative sculpture in metal.
“I would characterize my style as a conglomeration of both traditional blacksmithing techniques and folk art,” said Smith. “It has latent humorous intent and represents an extension of my character.”

His reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Smith has studied at the Appalachian Center for Craft for the past four years. During his time at the Craft Center, he has worked as a studio assistant and has taught blacksmithing in the educational outreach programs.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is 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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