Morris Ornaments

The beloved Morris ornament tradition continues with the 2017 edition.

The Morris ornaments are available through December 20 at Tryon Fine Arts Center. TFAC closes for the holidays, but Morris Ornaments are available (while supplies last) at downtown retailers through the end of the year.

Pick up your Morris ornament from Down to Earth Garden Center, The Book Shelf, or The Nest in Tryon.

The ornament costs $20, including tax. Purchases can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

This year's ornament features Morris tickling the ivories of a fine concert grand piano. The ornament is a fitting tribute to the new Steinway Concert D grand piano that was recently unveiled at TFAC, and will bring beautiful music for TFAC artists, the Tryon Concert Association, Foothills Music Club, and many community arts groups for decades to come.

Local architect John Walters designed this year’s ornament, which was once again created by Brevard-based Charleston Mint.

Ornaments from previous years are also available for sale at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Previous artists include Kim Nelson, Tommy Thorne Thompson, Paul Koenen, and Kathleen Carson. Morris ornaments have been a Tryon tradition since 1991, and support TFAC’s operations and programs.