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  • Sculptor Whitney Forsyth will host a talk about her installation at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 3, at the Craft Center. 

thumb 5_ravensOklahoma artist Whitney Forsyth’s life-sized ceramic ravens have been living in Gallery Two at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University for months.

As they get ready to pack up and leave town, Forsyth will be at the Craft Center to give an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3, in Room AV1. She will talk about her journey as an artist, her inspiration, and concepts and processes behind her work, including “Mixed Blessings,” the installation at the Craft Center.

Her work has been inspired by close observation of the natural world. She grew up exploring the Colorado woods and has continued to explore Oklahoma, where she works as an associate professor at the University of Tulsa. Her work has been in shows across the country.

The talk and the galleries at the Craft Center are free and open to the public.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is conveniently 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