LOCAL ARTIST SELECTED FOR STATEWIDE “BEST OF CRAFT” EXHIBITION

posted: Aug 23, 11:50 AM

Spiral Box

Brenda Stein to participate in the 2012 TACA Biennial presented by the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists

Brenda Stein will represent Nashville in The Best of Tennessee Craft: The 2012 TACA Biennial opening August 24, 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum (TSM) in Nashville. The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) presents the juried exhibition to provide public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft found throughout the state. TACA’s Executive Director, Teri Alea, shares, “Every biennial is an opportunity to spotlight not only the best Tennessee craft, but a unique part of our culture. By nourishing artists’ passion and honoring their work, TACA will showcase the living legacy of Tennessee craft.” As one of 64 artists selected to participate in the prestigious show, Stein masterfully contributes to this legacy.

Visit the exhibition to see Stein’s work entitled Spiral Box. Brenda Stein, a well known woodturner, is expanding into other disciplines and media. Her exquisite mahogany box features a turned interior and a hand carved exterior. Stein’s work will appear alongside TACA’s private collection featuring the work of master artists, Akira Blount, Olen Bryant, Sylvia Hyman, and Newberry & Sons. The highly-anticipated show will be open to the public from August 24 to October 21, 2012 (open Tuesday-Sunday). Join TACA, TSM, and the Girl Scouts for a family-friendly event, “Celebrating Tennessee Craft” on Saturday, August 25. Visitors of all ages will enjoy craft demonstrations from Biennial artists and hands-on activities led by the Girl Scouts who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Visitors may also attend a public reception on September 29 honoring all Biennial artists as Martha Connell, juror for the Biennial, awards the “Best in Show.”

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Founded in 1965, TACA is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and promoting crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee. Through the use of craft fairs, events, and exhibitions, TACA works to show the public the art of fine craft while providing a forum for creative and personal expression for the artists. For more information, visit www.tennesseecrafts.org.

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