Tennessee Craft–South invites the public to the 23rd annual Holiday Studio Tour on the Mountain, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 and 11 a.m.–4 p.m, Sunday, Dec. 9. 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 25 local and regional artists will show their work during the weekend, ranging from textiles, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and glass to paintings, cast bronze, metal work and woodwork. A new Sewanee studio, Local Artists at Clara’s Point, joins other Sewanee artists’ studios open to the public for the Tour, including those of Bob Askew, Pippa Browne, Ben Potter, Claire Reishman and Merissa Tobler. Other Sewanee locations displaying work are the American Legion Hall and Locals Gallery. A new Monteagle site–The Gallery in the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly–joins the Monteagle studios of local artists Christi Teasley, and Glyn and Will Melnyk. Light refreshments will be available at most locations.
Additionally, there is a group exhibition of all artists’ work in the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Art Gallery, located in the center of the Simmonds Building at SAS. Most sites host different individual artists showing their work, while the SAS Art Gallery presents an exhibition 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 at the Gallery. (See page 7.)
There are six sponsors for the Holiday Studio Tour this year: Big A Marketing, Mooney’s, Shenanigans, Locals, the Sewanee Inn and the Blue Chair. 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 Messenger (see page 5), and on the Tennessee Craft website https://tennesseecraft.org/members/chapters/south