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12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 2nd – 3rd, 2016

 

Former Chicago Tribune Editor and Tennessean Reporter Jim Squires to Keynote 12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 2nd and 3rd, 2016, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Jim Squires, former Tennessean reporter, former Chicago Tribune editor and author of much-buzzed-about political Roman a clef West End, published under the pen name Crockett White.

Jim Squires

Jim Squires

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center adds New Addition to Collection Part of ‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing items from its collection with the exhibit A Time of Mourning, now on display.

The exhibit highlights how rigorous mourning etiquette affected women’s attire; the grieving process is explored through clothing, photographs, and a variety of other objects.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council invites Organizations to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community are invited by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council to apply for an Arts Build Communities grant.

Arts Build Communities is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and administered by the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Free workshop to be held at Customs House Museum in Clarksville Tennessee on April 20th, 2016.

Free workshop to be held at Customs House Museum in Clarksville Tennessee on April 20th, 2016.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum is holding Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition through May 1st

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Each year the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center features the art of women in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, Tennessee women artisans are showcased in the newly renovated Kimbrough Gallery. The exhibit, titled A Woman’s Touch, includes sculpture, jewelry, clothing, furniture, printmaking, and ceramics.

Participating in the exhibit are artists Kim Winkle, Anne Rob, Claudia Lee, Susan DeMay, Jeanie Stephenson, Jennifer Knowles, Virginia Fisher, Jennifer Crescuillo, Vicki Vipperman, Brenda Stein, and Melina Ludwig.

Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition on display now at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition on display now at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum April 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in November at the Museum are: A Woman’s Touch: Celebrating Tennessee Crafts, James Alexander: Sculptural Thinkings, Elizabeth LaPenna: Expressions in Color, A Time of Mourning, Cast of Blues, Hook Rug Demonstration, and Women Writers Hour.

Cast of Blues - B.B. King

Cast of Blues – B.B. King

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Oh, To Live by the Sea exhibit at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum

 

Hook Rugs Showcase the Joy of the Ocean

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council will present this April a national traveling exhibit of 12 works by fiber artists, including a piece by Clarksvillian Tamara Long.

Inspired by the last line of the poem “Sea Joy” by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, “Oh—To live by the sea is my only wish,” these works range from traditional representations of lobster shacks, fishing boats, sea gulls and beach vacations to more abstract representations of sea, sky, shells and sand.
Since she lives in land-locked Tennessee, Long’s hooked rug is a collage of images from her vacations by the sea.

Clarksvillian Tamara Long’s hooked rug is a collage of images from her vacations by the sea.

Clarksvillian Tamara Long’s hooked rug is a collage of images from her vacations by the sea.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum displays The Bold Color of Elizabeth LaPenna

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center welcomes the abstract work of Elizabeth LaPenna to the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery as part of the institution’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

Elizabeth’s bold paintings are abundant with movement. The vivid color palettes, created through layering processes of pouring, scraping, lifting, and imprinting, pull the viewer into her dreamy, contained environments.

Marmalade Sky by Elizabeth LaPenna

Marmalade Sky by Elizabeth LaPenna

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Artwalk to be held March 3rd, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum March 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in November at the Museum are: A Woman’s Touch: Celebrating Tennessee Crafts, James Alexander: Sculptural Thinkings, School Days: From the Collection and For Adults: Picture Book Art: Stories from Around the World.

Marmalade Sky by Elizabeth LaPenna

Marmalade Sky by Elizabeth LaPenna

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Acuff Circle of Excellence’s 2016 Ovation Award winners announced

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A high school choral director, who also is a composer. A music academy born out of a challenge to a church congregation to “live a better story.” And, a dental practice making an effort to share art appreciation with everyone.

These are among this year’s eight recipients of the Ovation Award, given by the Acuff Circle of Excellence in recognition of outstanding contributions to the arts in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

2016 Ovation Award ceremony will be held Sunday, March 6th, at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

2016 Ovation Award ceremony will be held Sunday, March 6th, at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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