As the holiday season approaches and the fall semester comes to a close
the Appalachian Center for Craft invites you to join us for fun holiday festivities!
Holiday Festival Preview Dinner | November 17
During a special preview event Friday, November 17, 6-9 p.m. guests can receive 25% off all items in the Gallery and enjoy delectable meals in the Blue Water Grille on the Hill. Reservations are required for dinner; options include 12 oz. prime rib, coconut-encrusted grouper, and herb-roasted chicken au jus. Please contact the cafe directly to make your reservations: 615-215-0315.
Holiday Festival | November 18 and 19
Looking for unique gift ideas or a place to experience holiday shopping in a serene environment? The Craft Center’s annual Holiday Festival is scheduled November 18-19, 9 a.m. –
5 p.m. The Gallery will feature 20% off of all hand-crafted items created by over 100 regional artists.

Guests may also experience hands-on workshops to create gifts – fused glass ornaments, carved wooden ornaments, blown glass ornaments, cast pewter, Shibori dyed silk scarves, handmade books, and steel hooks in blacksmithing. Pre-registration is recommended for these workshops and is available here .

The little ones can participate in free hands-on craft activities and visit with Santa. Everyone can enjoy sweet and savory treats in the Blue Water Grille on the Hill.
Ready + Resilient | November 18
Ready + Resilient is a free program for studio artists to learn how to strengthen their careers, prepare for emergencies and get back on their feet after challenges. This event will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

The day will feature experts leading keynote discussions + workshops on topics critical to artists’ livelihoods including: Managing Risk + Studio Safety, Building an Online Presence, Insurance Coverage, Business Practices, Documentation + Safe Storage of Artwork + more! Resources + information about grant opportunities and tools available. Lunch provided.
Focus on Fine Craft Program
The Focus on Fine Craft Program for 8 th -12 th grade students is experiencing record attendance this year! This program allows high school teachers from around the state to bring their students and spend the day on the Craft Center’s campus participating in hands-on workshops taught by artists-in-residence and regional artists.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission . The commission receives a large portion of its funding through the sales of specialty license plates . Consider giving a distinctive gift this year with the State of Tennessee’s Gift-A-Tag program .
Fall 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Nov. 22 – Nov. 27
Front Gallery: Erik Hieb (metals)

Nov. 29 – Dec. 4
Front Gallery: Becca Dilldine (clay)

Dec. 6 – Dec. 11
Front Gallery: Allison Pate (clay)
* Plate set , Allison Pate
Kimberly Winkle will be serving on a panel discussion at SOFA Chicago on Friday, Nov. 3. The panel is entitled, Turning a Full Circle. More information available here .
Daniel Randall , Professor of Art and Head of the Metals Program at the Appalachian Center for Craft, will be a part of two exhibitions opening in conjunction with the Ferrous 2017 Festival held in Hereford England: Forged and Transition .
Works by members of the Tennessee Tech School of Art, Craft & Design will be on display in the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery Oct. 30-Nov. 21 with a reception Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

The gallery is located in the Roaden University Center, 1000 N. Dixie Ave. Admission is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by Tech’s general education fund.
* jerry , Perry Johnson
Resident artist in clay, Lydia Johnson , will be exhibiting with Matt Kelleher, Shoko Teruyama and Cory Brown at Signature Gallery in Atlanta, GA from November 11 - December 2.

Lydia will also be a part of the  Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition  which will run November 27th - December 15th.
Metals concentration student Jessica Howerton’s piece “Munnin” has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition “Form, Forge, Fabricate”, an exhibition of student work held at SIU Carbondale’s University museum in conjunction with the Southern Illinois Metalsmiths (SIMS) annual conference. More information can be found here .
Mirrah Johnson , Fibers 2016, was recently hired by the clothing company Elizabeth Suzann , as a part of their sewing team. Elizabeth Suzann is a growing Nashville-based company, and is currently taking applications.
Give the gift of creativity this season! Summer workshops are offered from May-August for a variety of skill levels in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. One-day workshops take place in February and March and are geared for those with little or no experience or looking to refresh old skills. Registration is open for all workshops and available here .

Register before April 1, 2018 and receive 20% off any summer workshop!
*Dixie Biggs
Artist of the Month | Jeanne Brady
The Gallery's Artist of the Month for November is ACC Professor Jeanne Brady . Jeanne has been teaching for 19 years at Tennessee Tech University as well as East Carolina University, University of Maine, and Appalachian State University. Her fabric work has received acclaim both in national and international venues.

Jeanne will be in the gallery talking to visitors about her work during the Appalachian Center for Craft's Nov. 17th Holiday Festival Preview Sale and Dinner.

The Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to p.m. (CT).
Breakfast & Lunch at the Café
The Bluewater Grille on the Hill hours are: Everyday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Grille is also available to do catering and special events. For reservations or questions, contact the Grille directly at (615)215-0315.
Sept. 20 – Nov. 13 | Jessica Smith | Front Gallery

Sept. 27 – Nov. 11 | Linda Tien | Gallery One

Nov. 18 – Nov. 19 | Holiday Festival | Gallery One

Nov. 22 – Dec. 11 | Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

* Chomper , Jessica Smith
Artist in Residence – Exhibitions, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University.

A complete position summary and application procedure is available at . Screening of applicants will begin November 6, 2017; open until filled.

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