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Smithville artist Chery Cratty’s paper pulp paintings will be on display at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft until July 6.

The show, Trees and Other People, contains scenes from nature and is in Gallery Two.

Cratty has spent 10 years developing her method, which uses waterlogged paper as a thick paint that is flicked onto canvases with porcupine quills and plastic picnic knives.

In addition to seeing her pieces, children and others older than 10 years old will be able to try their hands at using her methods at the Craft Academy, a space that allows children to experiment with and connect with the pieces on display in the Center for Craft’s exhibition spaces.

Cratty will lead the session June 21. The full-day workshop is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $25 a person.

The Craft Academy has workshops ranging from making found object rings to clay vessels planned through Aug. 16. For the full schedule, visit

The Center for Craft is free and open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center for Craft is approximately six miles off 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.