Clarksville, TN – Tennessee’s Cumberland Furniture Guild debuts its juried theme show in the Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum on August 9th. The exhibit, entitled Inspirations & Origins, showcases hand-crafted works including both traditional and whimsical. Artisans’ muses will accompany each piece.Smithville artist Graham Campbell’s side table resembles a pair of rubber boots. He says “These pieces of furniture are the amalgamation of unlikely beginnings into improbable results. By combining other improbable elements with the original form these pieces of furniture develop complex personalities. ‘Bobo’ is what happens when things like bulls, ballerinas, and clowns congregate”. On a more tradition side, The Ginkgo Chaise by Alan Daigre is more familiar in form, encompassing beautiful mother of pearl accents.
The Cumberland Furniture Guild was started in September 2000, when seven Middle Tennessee fine furniture makers, brought together by a common interest in studio furniture, joined forces to create an organization that would foster creative craft, artistic integrity and expanded opportunities for the fine furniture community in the Middle Tennessee region. The decision was made to open the membership to any individual, group, or organization interested in their cause, including studio furniture makers, craft artists, hobbyists, and collectors.
The Customs House will be presenting family activities and Art & Lunch events in conjunction with Inspirations & Origins, beginning on August 15th with a film of short films by legendary furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames. The film is free to the public and bagged lunches are welcome. The Cumberland Furniture Guild exhibition will be on view through October 28th.
About the Customs House Museum
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 region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!
The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Sr. Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.
The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org