published Friday, December 14th, 2012

Town Talk

"Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."

— Samuel Johnson

HEARD ON THE TOWN

THE CURRENT exhibit at In-Town Gallery, "Sand Transformed," features the work of Mary Beth McClure, Marian Kern and Eleanor Goodson.

McClure works with glass that's formed from silica in quartz sand, according to In-Town spokeswoman Helen Burton.

Kern specializes in necklaces woven with crystal beads that originate from quartz sand, and Goodson's necklaces and bracelets are strung with pearls which began as grains of sand in oysters that were covered with a pearlescent coating, Burton said.

"In this age of manufactured gems it is interesting to know the natural source of many jewelry pieces," she said.

Goodson is a 23-year member of the gallery. McClure has been there 10 years. Kern moved to Chattanooga in 2008 and joined In-Town the following year.

The three-artist exhibit will continue through Dec. 31. For more information call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.

about Karen Nazor Hill...

Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...

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