Mon­tea­gle Moun­tain artists host Hol­i­day Tour

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If you’re search­ing for a one-ofa-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.

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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.

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