West TN Artisan Trail Studio Tour Dec. 2, 2017

Art and holidays go together like jingle bells and Santa! The West Tennessee Artisan Trail Holiday Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, featuring artworks that include pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, metalcrafts, books and woodturning. Art lovers will be treated to hors d’oeuvres as they shop for beautiful art.

Locations on the tour include:

The Ned, 314 E Main St, Jackson, TN 38301. Inside the old City Hall building. On the lower level: Janice Sumler – paintings, in her studio. First floor: Andrew Boks – abstract paintings, in his studio. Second floor inside the old City Hall. Artists include: Jan Strickland – pottery; Greg Phillips – woodturning; Jesse Hillman – photography; Donna Frankland — paintings; Harbert Alexander – books; Wanda Stanfill – books, paintings, sculpture; Jacque Hillman – jewelry.

Garner Blue. Lisa Garner, Textiles, 202 W. Lafayette St. Jackson, TN 38301.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. garnerblueshop.com

On the Square Gallery & Gifts, 109 N. Main St., Bolivar, TN. Paintings by Deborah Brasfield and other artworks including Reconfigured Art Jewelry.

Dennis and Pat Fischer, 667 Litt Wilson Road, Bethel Springs, TN. 38315-4554. Woodturning and paintings. Call (731) 934-0917 for directions. They’ll have signs on U.S. 45 South.

Botbyl Pottery & Companion Gallery, 3638 East Mitchell St., Humboldt, Tenn. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call Jacque Hillman, WTAT president, at (731) 394-2894. There is no charge for the studio tour.




‘Art on Track’ Oct. 7 features WTAT artisans at N.C. & St.L. Depot & Museum

ACW_square_hires“Art on Track” set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the historic downtown N.C. & St. L. Depot & Railroad Museum features the West Tennessee Artisan Trail artisans showing their juried works in pottery, metalcrafts, photography, sculpture, jewelry, woodturning, glassworks, textiles and paintings. Artists will include: Wanda Stanfill, Dennis Fischer, Patricia Fischer, Jacque Hillman, Jesse Hillman, Sandra Heismann, Donna Frankland, Andrew Boks, Greg Phillips, Paul Crabtree, Hattie Duncan, Connie Beck, Lisa Kersey, and Dana Groff. The authors’ table will have books by regional authors who are members of the West TN Artisan Trail. The Watch & Timepiece Collectors will also be in the museum showing their timepieces from 10 a.m. until noon.
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 R
egister of Historic Places. The museum’s collection

includes photographs, artifacts, and related memorabilia associated with the G.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 with over 500 feet. of track and four trains running at once, built by the Jackson Area Model Railroaders Club depicts Jackson’s rich railroad history. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. NCSTLDepotpic-2017
For more information about Art on Track and the West Tennessee Artisan Trail, call Jacque Hillman at (731) 394-2894. For more information about the depot and museum, call (731) 425-8223.
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