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thumb GrandmasblessingArt student Billy George, of Cookeville, will open his senior thesis fibers show Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft.

George’s show, Recollection Infused, is about moments of individual reflection and how memories change over time. There will be a reception with the artist from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Craft Center’s Gallery One.

During the past nine months, George’s work has been included in four shows around the country, from North Carolina to Washington. His interest in creating art began in sixth grade, when he came to the Craft Center for a hands-on workshop sponsored by the Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft. The FACCT program introduces children to the arts in a way that may not be possible in a public school environment.

All art majors at TTU are required to host a senior thesis exhibition to demonstrate their talents and to show their body of work. The project is designed to teach them how to select and display their art in a gallery show.

The show and artist reception are free and open to the public.

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.