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thumb Student_ExhibitionThe best creations of Tennessee Tech University’s visual art program is on display in the annual juried student exhibition at the Appalachian Center for Craft.

The exhibition showcases work from each of the university’s studios: painting, glass, wood, fibers metals and ceramics. It will be on display in the Center for Craft’s Gallery One until April 12.

All art students may submit pieces for review to the juror, who is usually a professional artist or art professor. This year’s juror was Colin Tuis Nesbit, director of university galleries at Murray State University. In the past decade, Nesbit has worked for several museums, alternative art spaces and commercial galleries including The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, University Galleries at Illinois State University and The Central Utah Art Center.

Four cash awards were presented to students in the exhibition. Robert Adlen Bruce, senior clay student from Sparta, won Best in Show. Senior painting student Karen Short, of Crossville, won the Merit Award. Mount Joy, Pa., native Rachel Clark, senior clay student, and metals major Nicholas Mella, a senior from Nashiville, won honorable mentions.

The Center for Craft galleries are free and open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Appalachian Center for craft is approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273, Smithville/McMinnville. Go south on state Route 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Center for Craft.

For more information, visit or call (931) 372-3051.