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Everett Hirche glass BFA exhibit on display through April 20

Published Thursday Apr 9, 2009

A bachelor of fine arts exhibition in glass by Everett Hirché titled Trutino will be on display in the North Windows Gallery of Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft through April 20, with an artists reception from 4 to 6 on Saturday.

Everett Hirché uses blown glass and turned aluminum to create sculptural objects that are inspired by balance and form.

He creates multiple components and carves through their layers using traditional glass engraving techniques as well as turning each aluminum component to custom fit the glass he has created. Once the glass and turned aluminum pieces are made they are glued together to take their final form.

"Since I first saw glassblowing...I've been hooked,” said Hirché.

Introduced to glassblowing during high school, Hirché has been working with glass intensely for four and half years at TTU’s Appalachian Center for Craft. While pursuing his degree, Hirché has spent his summers working at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state.

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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