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Customs House Museum to hold Annual Women Painting Women Exhibition starting September 12th

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum will exhibit its annual Women Painting Women exhibit on September 12th. This year’s slate of artists hailing from Tennessee, California, Georgia, and Ohio, offer a variety of artistic views of the female form.

Lecoupd'oeil - Chantal Barber
Lecoupd’oeil – Chantal Barber

Exhibits Curator, Terri Jordan, states “It is important to us that in celebrating women artists, we celebrate a variety of artistic expressions. Great paintings of women come in many representations.”

Among the artists represented in the museum show is Lisa Gleim. In 2005 she co-founded the Atlanta Fine Arts League as a catalyst for her project, Art from the Heart, in which local artists paint the portraits of Georgia’s fallen soldiers free of charge for surviving family members.

Lisa Gleim - Green Beans Pastel
Lisa Gleim – Green Beans Pastel

Lisa is a Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society; Elected Artist of the American Artists Professional League; full member of the Audubon Artists and the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club.

Franklin, Tennessee artist Thalia Kahl works with a palette knife to create her expressive figures. An award-winning artist, Thalia’s work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, the San Francisco Gate, and Nashville Arts Magazine. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, The Oil Painters of America, and the Chestnut Group.

Other artists in the Customs House Museum exhibit include Chantel Barber, Vicki Babb, Suzanne Way, Elizabeth Porter, Mei-Ying Dell’ Aquila, Donna Talerico, Alison Oakes, and Margaret Mroczek.

Artists Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel and Sadie Valeri established the blog site Women Painting Women in March of 2009; since then the site has featured the work of hundreds of women painters from around the globe.

The popularity of the blog has led to multi-location exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Other exhibits of “women painting women” are being shown this fall at The Principle Gallery: Charleston, South Carolina, and the Richard J Demato Fine Art Gallery of Sag Harbor, NY.

Women Painting Women will be on view at the Customs House September 12th through November 2nd. There will be an artist reception on October 2nd. Located at the corner of Second and Commerce Streets, the Customs House Museum is the second largest general museum in Tennessee.

For more information on above events contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931.648.5780 or .

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated 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, Senior 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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