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A bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibit in wood will run from Nov. 14 through Nov. 20 in the North Windows Gallery of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

Derreld Hallenbeck will present his design platform of “transformation” titled Transforming Furniture.

Hallenbeck, a 22-year U.S. Air Force veteran, incorporates large moveable planes in his designs that enable his furniture to transition in order to augment, or completely change function.

His extensive aviation maintenance background inspires the application of mechanical movement to achieve dynamic function and economy of space.

“My designs evolve around the mechanisms that enable their ability to transform,” stated Hallenbeck. “When going into a design project, my preconceived ideas about the aesthetics of a piece are often reconfigured to incorporate the devices that enable their ability to transform function.”

Hallenbeck’s artist reception is at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Craft Center.

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