Thursday, September 30, 2004 - THE SEWANEE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER
McGee Reception Set for Stirling's Coffee House Gallery

Former science teacher and trek leader Sanford McGee grew up just this side of Heaven, on hundreds of acres that are now a part of the Savage Gulf Natural Area, including Stone Door and Laurel Falls. His boyhood fascination with picking up rocks while fully open to their mysteries augmented his receptiveness to and curiosity about all aspects of the world around him, imprinting his being with a deep-seated understanding of natural process, informing his teaching and art.

The term "artist" has a relatively short and self-conscious history, while acts of unselfconscious shaping, drawing and nature-based kin claiming are as old as humanity itself. The works of heart, instinct and copper by G. Sanford McGee are such acts.

The work of G. Sanford McGee is on display at Stirling's Coffee House through Oct. 31, and the community is invited to attend a reception this Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

McGee is represented by Marty G Interiors and Fine Art Gallery, Payson, Ariz., Skol Gallery, Ouray, Colo., The End of the Road Gallery, Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Shenanigan's Gallery in Sewanee.