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Nina Covington’s Explorations on View at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Through October 2nd, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing the mixed media works of Nina Covington. Free spirited horses pose alongside like-minded women in the saturated hues of Nina’s compositions.

The rich tones of red and gold emphasize the techniques of long exposure filming used by the artist in such pieces as Radiate where the carnival-dressed model seems to be stretching toward the boundary of the canvas.

Nina Covington - Summon

Nina Covington – Summon

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Call for Artwork Submissions for 2017 Arts & Heritage Cultural Calendar

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council (AHDC) is putting out a call to artists who are interested in having their work featured in the ninth annual Cultural Calendar.  Each month will feature an artist’s work and highlight upcoming arts and heritage events.

Submitted work will be juried to determine which piece is featured each month, as well as which artwork appears on the cover.  As in years past, calendars will be available through AHDC’s website, as well as in the Customs House Museum’s “Seasons” gift shop and other locations around town.

Arts & Heritage Cultural Calendar

Arts & Heritage Cultural Calendar

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Showcases Sculptor Olen Bryant

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Through October 16th, the Orgain and Bruner Galleries of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center greet museum visitors with gentle faces of wood and ceramic. Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure celebrates the region’s favorite artists with an exhibition of thirty-one works.

Coming from private collectors as well as the Customs House’s own permanent collection, the show features delicate women from the 1950s to a large ironing board figure created in 2004.

Olen Bryant - Untitled Angel

Olen Bryant – Untitled Angel

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum September 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 September at the Museum are: Nina Covington: Explorations, Plane Clarksville, Women Painting Women, Tammy O’Connor: Hand Shadows, Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure, and Second Saturday Free Admission Day: Pokemon Party.

Nina Covington

Nina Covington

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Letter to Olen Bryant

 

CommentaryClarksville, TN – On Thursday night, August 11th, 2016 the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosted a gala affair to introduce the “Women Painting Women 2016” exhibit.

Also on display was a wonderful sculpture  exhibit from Olen Bryant.

Jerry Church standing next to the portrait of Olen Bryant and one of his sculptures at the Customs House Museum.

Jerry Church standing next to the portrait of Olen Bryant and one of his sculptures at the Customs House Museum.

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Women Who Paint Women Are Alive and Well at Customs House Museum

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – So often we admire paintings and artworks of artists who are not accessible for questions or comments. Not so was the case Thursday night, August  11th. Customs House Museum hosted a gala affair which introduced an exhibit entitled “Women Painting Women 2016”.

Featured artists’ works included those of Denise Stewart Sanabria who created life size cutouts of people whose only identity were numbers, but whose personalities were evident in the charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood models. They reminded one of oversized paper dolls, just ready to come to life.

Women Painting Women will be on exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center through October 23rd, 2016.

Women Painting Women will be on exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center through October 23rd, 2016.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Presents its Fourth Women Painting Women Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Nine female artists from four states have taken over the Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center starting August 5th.

While the museum has featured women artists in its annual Women’s History Month exhibitions each March, this is the only annual show with a specific group subject matter: the female form.

Ann Piper - He Loves Me She Loves Me Not

Ann Piper – He Loves Me She Loves Me Not

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum August 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 August at the Museum are: Perspective: The Vision of Jessica Holly, Annual Staff Art Exhibition, Women Painting Women, Tammy O’Connor: Hand Shadows, Eric Hansen: Dollhouses from the Collection, and Art & Lunch: Karla Tucker.

Women Painting Women: Peace Within by Chantel Lynn Barber

Women Painting Women: Peace Within by Chantel Lynn Barber

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center presents Whimsical World of Amy Chase July 31st

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Amy Chase: Rediscovered Relationships is a magical world currently on view in the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Creatures and landscapes that appear to have jumped from the pages of a storybook float on the walls and hide within glass cases.

Amy Chase - Uncomfortable Situation

Amy Chase – Uncomfortable Situation

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Award-winning artist Carol LeBaron at Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Through July 31st, the Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is dripping in the vibrant hued textiles of award-winning artist Carol LeBaron.

Patterns of color extending up to fourteen feet are suspended from rods of repurposed wood, the effect of which is like a forest of violet, lemon, Indian red, sap green and cerulean blue.

Carol LeBaron - Bright Garden

Carol LeBaron – Bright Garden

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