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Friends of Photography presents “Spirit of Light” at Custom House Museum

Natural or unnatural beauty paralyzed and captured in time from behind a camera lens. The current exhibit of photography at the Customs House Museum is a photographic response to the challenge to interpret subject matter metaphorically and or literally in answer to the question: “What does the spirit of light mean to you as a photographer?”

Evening Light by Heidi Hopkins

The Friends of Photography’s current show, Spirit of Light, will be exhibited through February 15. 

'Old Friends' watercolors by David Redmond
'Doorways' by Shana Thornton - Morris

Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum, with over 35,000 square feet of the exhibition space for both hands-on activities and special events.

Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Closed on Mondays and major holidays.

Please note: on Sundays, the Bubble Room and Explorer’s Floor will close at 4:00 p.m. The Galleries remain open until 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free to Museum members. Adults $5.00; seniors (55+) $4.00; college students with picture ID $2.00; children ages 6 through 18, $1.00; no charge for children under age 6. Every Sunday is free general admission! Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and in all areas of the Museum.

Free parking for Museum visitors is available behind the Museum at the top of the hill.

For more information, call the museum at 931-648-5780.

'Allosaurus' photo by Carl Wilson
Debbie Boen
Debbie Boen
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter's choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.

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