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Two bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibits run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 at the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

An exhibit of black and white prints by Beck Shultz will be on display in Gallery One. A jewelry exhibit by Susan Thornton, titled Modern Necklaces from Antiquity, will be displayed in the North Windows Gallery.

Shultz’s work contains images of people and animals placed in a narrative landscape and are presented in half-tone screens resembling newspaper photos. An artist’s reception is set for 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at the Craft Center.

Thornton’s jewelry collection consists of neckpieces make from precious metals. Textures and fluid motions can be observed in the shaped forms of her work, and her show reflects her interest in the influence of antiquity in her wearable art inspired by nature and her own imagination.

Her artist’s reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 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