Tennessee Craft-South invites the public to its annual Holiday Studio Tour on the mountain at 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Tennessee Craft-South is the regional branch of Tennessee Craft, the state-wide organization which supports and promotes all handmade crafts in Tennessee.
More than 24 local and regional artists will show their work during the weekend, ranging from textiles, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and glass to paintings, paper art, cast bronze, metal work, and woodwork. Sewanee artist studios open to the public for the Tour include those of Bob Askew, Pippa Browne, Ben Potter, Claire Reishman and Merissa Tobler. Other Sewanee locations include the American Legion Hall, Locals Gallery, The Frame Gallery, and Local Artists at Clara’s Point. In Monteagle, open studios include those of Christi Teasley and The Gallery in the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. Light refreshments will be offered at most locations.
There is a group exhibition of many artists’ work in the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Art Gallery, located in the center of the Simmonds Building at SAS. While most sites host different individual artists showing work, the SAS Art Gallery presents a display from all members of the group, in addition to SAS faculty and students and other members of Tennessee Craft -South. Most works featured in the Studio Tour Exhibition are for sale.
There are six sponsors for the Holiday Studio Tour this year: The Blue Chair, The Lemon Fair, Locals, Mooney’s, Shenanigans, and the Sewanee Inn. Studio Tour brochures are available at each of these local businesses and at all participating studios.
Bright yellow signs mark the tour route, and maps are available at all locations on the tour as well as at all sponsors’ locations, in the Sewanee Mountain Messenger, and on the Tennessee Craft website <http://tennesseecraft.org/members/chapters/south/>.