The weather outside is frightful, but all you brave art-lovin’ fiends come on out to the once a year Holiday Tour in the Sewanee/Monteagle area! TNCraftS_StudioTour_2018_PROOF As Carol’s studio is too far away for the tour, she will be exhibiting at the cozy American Legion Hall in downtown Sewanee, just across the street from The Blue Chair and Shenanigans (both great restaurants), along with 6 other excellent artists. And you can enjoy touring the adjoining University of the South campus, with its beautiful cathedral modeled after the Notre Dame in Paris and classic architecture with structures built from native stone.
You may also wish to attend Sewanee’s 59th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols which will be celebrated at three services in All Saints’ Chapel, two on Dec. 8 (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and one on Dec. 9 (4 p.m.). All tickets have been reserved. However, walk-up tickets may be available on the day of the service at Convocation Hall. For full details, visit the Lessons and Carols website/.
2018 HOLIDAY TOUR
A tour of artists’ studios, galleries and holiday open houses
DATES: Saturday, December 8, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Member Reception 5:30 pm)
Sunday, December 9, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please note these dates which coordinate with the 2018 Festival of Lessons and Carols in Sewanee.
Carol has just this minute opened her Kiln with her new and unique bird feeders and vases. We will put pictures on here asap–watch for them. She also has some new mugs with rather controversial recent political quotes…no more said! You’ll just have to see them. These will be at Sewanee tomorrow, Dec. 8, and here at home on Dec. 15, when we will be celebrating our annual Holiday Reception. Please join us for fun and great art!
Michelle, Patrick, Johnny and Carol will be here to share their creativity with you, and the trails will be open for hiking, or just wandering alongside the babbling creek and clambering over the limestone rocks. There is so much to see in our forests in the winter, with the golden birch leaves still clinging to the trees and the forest floor dappled with Little Brown Jug ( also known as Wild Ginger due to its lovely scent), purple orchid leaves gathering solar energy for their blooms next July, Christmas Ferns and Ebony Spleenwort, Ground Pine (a mysterious plant dating back millions of years to the first of the chlorophyll-laden land plants), Green Brier (with leaves and berries to sustain the deer, wintering birds, and turkeys), Crossvine climbing the trees awaiting golden blooms in early spring (ask us why it’s called crossvine), Hepatica hidden in limestone crevices, and our evergreens, including Redcedar, whose berries flavor gin, Shortleaf, White, and Virginia pines, and Hemlocks (not yet stricken with the dreaded Adelgid). You may want to gather some of the tiny hemlock cones, which make lovely Holiday decoration. Don’t know these plants yet? Try out our Pipsissewa Arboretum Trail, with over 100 plants identified!
Don’t wanna walk? Well, our warm inviting gallery library will be replete with our own homemade wines, Sequatchie Cove Cheeses, Johnny’s famous fudge, and Carol’s steaming hot spiced muscadine apple cider. It’s all free and fun for all.