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thumb RichardsThe six artists in residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University are showcasing some of their best work in a show in the North Windows Gallery until May 4.

The pieces exhibit powerful, functional and conceptual fine craft in various media. The variety of techniques, materials and content on display pushes the media to the edge.

The Center for Craft has six artists in residence every year. The program allows young artists to further their skills and professional portfolios. The artists in residence live at the Center for Craft and serve as additional instructors and mentors for the bachelor of fine arts students.

Each of the five studios has an artist in residence: Bryce Brisco, clay; Amanda Ross, fibers; Andrew Meers, metal; Ellie Richards, wood; and Josh Hershman, glass. The sixth is Jennifer Cole, the exhibitions artist. Each of the artists has work in the show.

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

For more information, visit or call (931) 372-3051.