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Customs House Museum’s Summer Exhibits features works by three distinct Artists

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Just as the weather heats up, cool new art exhibits have come to the walls of the Customs House Museum.

Vibrant colors jump from the frames of Mikki Dillon’s pastels, now on view in the museum’s Orgain Gallery.

98 in the Shade by Mikki Dillon
98 in the Shade by Mikki Dillon

Dillon uses saturated hues to document her visions of the every day in the exhibit CapturedColor, on view through September. She has won numerous national awards and has achieved signature status in six national pastel societies; in addition, she is a Distinguished Pastellist in the Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Mikki is a signature member of the Knickerbocker Artists of America and the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. and is a full member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (NY).

The Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery showcases the photography of Erin, Tennessee artist Tonya Coleman in an exhibit titled Every Day.

The Tricycle by Tonya Coleman
The Tricycle by Tonya Coleman

Many of Tonya’s images celebrate the daily scenes of easy summer days. She says of her work “I am rarely without a camera within arm’s reach, constantly observing the world around me for things that catch my eye. My photos tend to focus on the simple things in life. Old or forgotten things that brought someone joy, memories of sorrow, memories long forgotten or yet to be seen”.

Who Knows the Future, a painting in pastel colors
Who Knows the Future, a painting in pastel colors

Every Day is up through August 26th.

The Heritage Hall Gallery of the museum features works by the late Peg Harvill, as well as collectibles from the past including model planes and autographed photos of political, athletic, music, and film celebrities.

Continuing on view through the end of August is Mike Andrews: Carvings, Castings, and Constructions in the Crouch Gallery.

Andrews has been creating art for more than two decades out of limestone, wood, and metal.

More recently, he has produced large wall installations comprised of patterns belonging to the Clarksville Foundry.

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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



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