‘Art on Track’ Oct. 7 features West Tennessee Artisan Trail in Jackson
“Art on Track” features fine art, railroad history and fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the historic downtown N.C. & St. L. Depot & Railroad Museum. This Tennessee and American Craft Week event is free and open to the public. The festival features the West Tennessee Artisan Trail artisans showing their juried works in pottery, metalcrafts, photography, sculpture, jewelry, woodturning, glassworks, textiles and paintings.
Artists include: Wanda Stanfill, Dennis Fischer, Patricia Fischer, Jacque Hillman, Jesse Hillman, Sandra Heismann, Donna Frankland, Andrew Boks, Greg Phillips, Paul Crabtree, Hattie Duncan, Constance Beck, Lisa Kersey, and Dana Groff. The authors’ table will have regional authors Harbert Alexander, Jennifer Rawls, Paula Casey and others who are West TN Artisan Trail members. The Watch & Timepiece Collectors will also be in the museum showing their timepieces from 10 a.m. until noon. Children can tour the model trains exhibit and learn about fine art as well as create art to take home.
“We look forward to this event in a great location that is a major part of Jackson’s significant railroad history,” said Wanda Stanfill, WTAT co-founder. “There’s plenty of parking, shade trees, and a wonderful model train exhibit inside the museum. The early 1900s Neely House with Chandelier Cafe is across the street. This will be a fun day for everyone with our fine artists showing and selling their works and sharing our new gift guide.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the West Tennessee Artisan Trail,” said David Falk, N.C. & St. L. Depot & Railroad Museum director. Falk pointed out that the model train exhibit is a favorite with visitors.
The site was the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway Passenger Depot from 1907-1967. It is located at 582 S Royal St. in Jackson and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum’s collection includes photographs, artifacts, and related memorabilia associated with the M.&O. RR., I.C. RR., N.C. & St. L. Railway. and their family trees. Also located on the grounds open for view are a 1947 F.E.C. dining car and two cabooses. An elaborate working “HO” scale model railroad over 500 feet. of track and four trains running at once, built by the Jackson Area Railroaders Club depicts Jackson’s rich railroad history. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about “Art on Track” and the West Tennessee Artisan Trail, call Jacque Hillman at (731) 394-2894; for the depot museum, call (731) 425-8223.
On the Internet: westtennesseeartisantrail.com http://www.jacksonrecandparks.com
March 1 – April 27, 2017: Art is Life: West Tennessee Artisan Trail
Love art, love life! West Tennessee juried artisans invite you on their creative journey through paintings, pottery, metalcrafts, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodturning, textile arts and the fine art of wordcraft! Opening reception: Tuesday, March 14, 5 to 7 p.m.