Thursday, August 10, 2006 - THE SEWANEE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER
Reception Today at Shenanigan's Gallery for Tobler and McGee

Merissa Tobler, clay artist, and Sanford McGee, metal artist, are the featured artists at Shenanigan's Gallery until Monday, Aug. 28. The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the artists from 6 until 7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 10. Tobler and McGee have several collaborative pieces combining clay/wood and copper exhibited in the show, along with new works by both artists, who are longtime residents of Sewanee.

Sanford McGee's works on copper come from a lifelong passion for nature and art. After teaching biology for 18 years, he devoted time to pursuing his art. He has studied with masters in sculpture and metal which has led to his current works on copper. Over the past year much of McGee's work has been commissioned pieces, one of which will be exhibited during the monthlong show.

Merissa Tobler's pottery is primarily functional, and her current work includes some new forms as well as some new glazes. The new work includes ceramic rocks with low-fired glazes and oval bowls that are designed as food containers.

Shenanigan's Gallery is a cooperative gallery representing 19 artists in a variety of mediums including glass, fiber, bronze, painting, watercolor, pottery, calligraphy, handmade books and paper. The gallery is open during regular restaurant hours, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 598-5774.