The public is invited to view the new work and celebrate In-Town’s growing art community at a special open house and reception.
This is part of the North Shore First Friday events held May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the gallery.
The gallery will also introduce its newest talent: Tara Van Meter, etched glass artist; and Mary Clor, jewelry artist.
Tara Van Meter is a self-taught glass artist whose original designs are hand-cut and sand carved into lead crystal and glass.
She is credited with a national and international reputation and known as both a fine artist and skilled technician.
Meter was raised in the Southwest and spent many years in the Colorado mountains. Her work often reflects the powerful world of nature and Native America.
Meter explains, “My signature work is titled ‘Shima Sani’ Cheii’, which is ‘My Grandmother and My Grandfather’ in Navajo. It’s a commemorative piece for my grandparents, and a tribute to their support of me as an artist.
In addition to the new artists, In-Town presents a diverse array of art which includes paintings, photography, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, blacksmithing, woodworking, fabric and more — all created by artists living within a 100-mile radius of Chattanooga.
The gallery is open seven days a week, year-round. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com or www.facebook.com.intowngallery.