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Chattanooga Artist Selected to Create State Ornaments for 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting


Signal Mountain Middle / High School Art Students Assist in Design

Signal Mountain, TN – Chattanooga-area Artist Susan Parry has been selected to create the state tree ornaments for Tennessee, which will be featured at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting event hosted by the National Park Foundation and National Park Service.

Susan Parry TN Ornament

Susan Parry TN Ornament

This year, one artist and youth group were selected from each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia to design and create 26 ornaments.  Twenty-five of the ornaments will be hung from the state or territorial tree as part of the National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse.  One of the ornaments will decorate the White House Visitor Center Christmas tree, which showcases each state/territory ornament.

Susan Parry is a full-time glass artist and resides in Signal Mountain, Tennessee – working out of her studio Torched in the Head.  Specializing in glass blowing, Parry has won numerous awards and exhibits her work at fine art shows throughout the Southeast.  Her work also has been recognized both nationally and internationally by various organizations and publications. «Read the rest of this article»

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