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Published: Wed Sep 8, 2010

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Kimberly Winkle's work entitled 'Odd Man Out.'
Tennessee Tech University visiting art professor Kimberly Winkle and the Appalachian Center for Craft's Graham Campbell display their work at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, Ala., beginning on Sept. 26.

Both artists' work is part of an exhibit called "Finding Form" that displays studio furniture from five artists.

Winkle teaches art foundation courses and art appreciation at Tennessee Tech. She previously taught in the wood department at Craft Center. Her work is in private and public collections, and she has shown both nationally and internationally.

Campbell is a professor of art and head of the wood department at the Craft Center.

The exhibit at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, Ala., will be open through Nov. 12.

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Graham Campbell's work, 'Luricka.'
Other artists who will be exhibiting their work in "Finding Form" are Bobby Michelson of Birmingham, Ala.; Dale Lewis, Oneonta, Ala.; Craig Nutt, Kingston Springs. They each will show four or five pieces of their one-of-a-kind, limited-edition wood furniture.

The artists used various techniques – turning, carving, traditional joinery and steam bending – along with finishes such as oil paint, milk paint and lacquering. Their works range from traditional to contemporary and from elegant to whimsical.

"Finding Form" focuses on contemporary pieces made by contemporary artists who are creating today what will be collected tomorrow, said Lori Curtis, Tennessee Valley Art Association programs assistant.

Go here for more information about the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art.


TTU Arts Roundup:

Appalachian Center for Craft

  • Leah Gose's exhibit, "What I Remember," is a photographic series that captures and preserves memories in the form of photographic objects. The exhibit runs through Sept. 15 in Gallery Two of the Appalachian Center for Craft.
  • "Metal Under Glass," a collection of enameled metal vessels made by Sarah Perkins, is on display in Gallery One of the Appalachian Center for Craft through Sept. 29.

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

  • Photographic exhibit by Hans Gindlesberger, "I'm in the Wrong Film," continues through Sept. 28. Gallery talk and reception is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. This is a Center Stage event.

TTU Music

  • Among the best-trained pianists of her generation, Sin-Hsing Tsai presents a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.
  • Bassoonist James Lotz's faculty recital, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9.
  • The Lyric Trio chamber music ensemble performs 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Festival of Voices Concert, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, features seven high school choirs 300 voices strong. Choirs are from mostly Middle Tennessee schools.
  • Student Honors Art Exhibit, 2:30 p.m., and Music Recital, 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19.
  • Joshua Hauser presents his faculty trombone recital 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Associate professor of violin Wei Tsun Chang presents composer Charles Ruggiero and Atlantic Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Highway 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 372-3161.