Craft Center debuts new exhibit and prepares for annual Bacchanal

A furniture exhibitions and a wine tasting are in store for the Appalachian Center for Craft this month.Artist Chris Bowman’s Surface and Repurpose furniture exhibit is being presented at the Craft Center in Gallery Two.

“[Bowman] translates his agricultural influence into wood and other materials making it shapely and colorful,” Gallery Manager Gail Looper said.

According to Bowman, this furniture exhibition was inspired by the Indiana rural landscape, surrounding architecture, and local farm land.

Bowman’s exhibition will be on display now through Nov. 3 in Gallery Two. All of his work is for sale, with prices ranging from $450 to $4000.

Bowman is from Indianapolis, Ind., and received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Indiana University and the Herron School of Art. He is inspired by the environment and both new and repurposed materials.

“Be sure to save the date for the Bacchanal on Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,” Looper said.

The Bacchanal is a wine tasting and a live auction with proceeds going toward scholarships for art students.

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