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thumb PatrickWhite_24MAR14_00032Patrick White, of Cookeville, will display his art in his senior thesis show April 29 through May 5 at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft.

White’s show, Offshoots of Roots, is an exhibition of the best furniture he has made during his career as a student at TTU. His art is influenced by both sides of his family and blends subtle curved elements with traditional joinery and bent lamination. The combinations serve as a visual metaphor of the structure, flexibility and morality of a family.

He will host an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3. The show and reception will be in the Center for Craft’s North Windows Gallery.

To earn a bachelor of fine arts at Tennessee Tech, students are required to host a senior thesis show. The show is a culmination of all they have learned at the university, as well as a chance for them to work on developing artist statements and putting a show together at a gallery, doing everything from selecting pieces to displaying them.

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 immediate after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Center for Craft.