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Whitney Forsyth’s ceramic installation opens Thursday, May 3, in Gallery Two of the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Forsyth’s work, entitled “Mixed Blessings,” consists of various media and is inspired by her close observation of the natural world.

“I use natural objects as a visual resource for my work as they have always been an integral part of my life,” Forsyth said.

As a child, she spent a lot of time outside exploring the woods in Colorado or her grandparents’ garden in Oklahoma. Forsyth said the works represent personal stories that allow people and events to become celebrated and sacred, instead of forgotten or unnoticed.


Forsyth is an associate professor of ceramics at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla. She received her bachelor’s in 1995 from New Mexico State University.

TTU Arts Roundup:

Appalachian Center for Craft

  • The exhibitions for the spring Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates run until Monday, May 7 in Gallery One and North Windows.

TTU Music

  • The Mastersingers perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29.

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.