Published: Thu Jul 6, 2006An exhibit of jewelry and sculptural wall pieces by Nadja Gustafson entitled Narrative Work in Copper opens on Wednesday, July 12, in the North Windows Gallery of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.
Running through Aug. 23, the exhibit focuses on the human figure as a representation of an idea, memory, event or sensation. Gustafson’s pieces mirror reactions and responses to aspects of daily life.
She began hammering metal when she was only three years old, with the assistance of her grandfather, a coppersmith and sculptor himself.
Today, Gustafson uses the chasing and repousse technique to form her sculptural wall pieces and jewelry.
She has a bachelor of fine arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of fine arts from the University of Illinois.
The Craft Center is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273. To get there, go south toward Smithville on Highway 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge.
For more information, call the Craft Center at 931/372-3051 or 615/597-6801 or visit its web site at www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/.