New exhibit featuring jewelry on display at the Craft Center

The Appalachian Center for Craft hosts many exhibitions throughout the year and is especially busy this fall semester.Trish L. Harding’s Nature, Nurture and Memory exhibit is just one of the exhibitions at the Craft Center now.

“Her past work investigates nature and geometry,” Gallery Manager Gail Looper said, “while more of her recent works interpret bittersweet milestones as memories burned into the flesh with decorative patters and skin like surfaces.”

Combining enamel with traditional gold snipping techniques, Harding creates jewelry that is as emotive as it is decorative, according to Looper.

Harding is originally from Fall River, Mass. and is currently a studio artist and jewelry designer. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Penn. She also received her Fine Arts Masters at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has won numerous awards and teaches in various locations across New England. Her work can also be seen in the publication, “500 Enameled Objects.”

Her work can be viewed now through Oct. 20 in the Craft Center’s North Window Gallery.

The Geometric, Nurture and Traces series is also available for viewing and buying at the Craft Center. There will also be a furniture exhibition beginning Oct. 24. More information on this exhibit is to follow.

Admission to the Craft Center is free, and it is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about upcoming events, call (931) 372-3051.