Chattanooga Now Monteagle Mountain artists host Holiday Tour

Chattanooga Now Monteagle Mountain artists host Holiday Tour

December 5th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

Ursula Vann uses a smoke-fired process to create her vessels. Vann's work will be among the work of more than 30 artists participating in this weekend's Holiday Tour. (Facebook.com photo)

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

If you're searching for a one-of-a-kind piece to gift the person who has everything, the solution might be found an hour's drive up I-24 to Monteagle Mountain.

Tennessee Craft-South is holding its annual Holiday Tour 2018 this weekend, a self-guided loop through artist studios and galleries in Sewanee and Monteagle, Tennessee.

Tennessee Craft-South is the local chapter of the statewide arts organization Tennessee Craft. The nonprofit annually hosts its Holiday Tour the first full weekend of December. As many as three dozen craft artists showcase a variety of pottery, paper, glass, bronze, furniture, woodcarvings, books, jewelry and other fine craft.

Tour hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 (all times Central.)

From Chattanooga, take exit 134 off I-24 onto Highway 41-A. Turning right will take visitors to two of the 12 tour locations: Christi Teasley Studio, 187 King St., and The Gallery at Monteagle on the grounds of Monteagle Sunday School Assembly on Monteagle Avenue.

Bear left off the interstate exit to travel to the remaining 10 tour locations.

Some venues will showcase the work of one artist, such as Bob Askew's watercolor and oils at Askew Art Gallery, 12547 Sollace Freeman Highway in Sewanee. Other stops offer the work of multiple artists, such as found in St. Andrew's-Sewanee Gallery, 290 Quintard Road in Sewanee, where work by members of Tennessee Craft-South and SAS faculty and students will be displayed.

Eight artists are partnering for a show in the Sewanee American Legion Hall, 36 University Ave. Visitors will find Tracie Boswell, copper; Lisa Dorney, fused glass; Carol Kimmons, pottery; Bill Mauzy, wood; Pat Rollie, textiles; Darlene Seagroves, quilts and crochet; Ursula Vann, clay; and Will Winton, prints.

Tour maps are available at any stop on the tour as well as Tennessee Craft-South's website: www.tennesseecraft.org/south.