"Not Overly Serious"

featuring work by
Kimberly Winkle

November 10, 2011 - January 27, 2012

Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery

(left) "Red Stool" detail, by Kimberly Winkle.
(right) "Odd Man Out" table, by Kimberly Winkle.

Kimberly Winkle utilizes traditional furniture making techniques, however the finished forms are often untraditional. Using hardwood, paint and graphite she will “…activate the wood by painting and drawing onto its surface”. Winkle choses to embellish the surface of the pieces to give them pattern and rhythm and as further evidence of being “hand-made”. She describes her work as “sophisticated yet approachable”. Winkle is a visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Tennessee Technology University. She has taught workshops at Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, Appalachian School Center for Craft, John C. Campbell Folk School and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. She has a graduate degree in Fine Art in Furniture Design and recently served as a resident artist in the International Turning Exchange Program at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an active artist residing in Smithville, Tennessee, and her work has been shown on a regional and national level. Winkle’s work has also been published in several noted national publications such as American Woodturner and Fine Woodworking.