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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to feature Structural Themed Photographs through October 9th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Kimbrough Gallery of the Customs House Museum is featuring the photography of the Darkroom Junkies through October 9th.

The Darkroom Junkies is a Clarksville based photography group who specialize in film and alternative processes for creating fine art photography.

Sam's Barn

Sam’s Barn

According to group spokeswoman, Mitzi Cross, the “Junkies” are “purist” in the sense that they shoot film and develop their own negatives and photos in a true darkroom.

She states, “We want to exhibit work based on images that the photographer and camera actually saw. Any manipulation that is done to the image is done in the darkroom. Architecture as a subject allows the artist to experiment with point-of-view, subject matter and composition. These photographs present a wide variety of interpretations of design that we find in the real world”.

There is a sense of familiarity throughout the exhibition and the works contain both traditional subjects, as well as, a few abstract compositions. In the age of digital photography these pieces are a refreshing experience.

Structured features a variety of techniques including Sam K’s metallic print of a regional tobacco barn and Mark Grigg’s silver gelatin print of Nashville’s Parthenon. Malcolm Glass’ image titled View from the Electric Company is a toned silver print presenting a dreamy ghost-like vision of bright windows. Glass has exhibited work in numerous galleries in the mid-south, and he has published photos in several magazines and books.

In 2001 he won first prize in a photography competition in Asheville, North Carolina for the book Asheville: A Photographic Portrait, published by Twin Lights. In 2004 he and his wife Mitzi Cross presented an exhibit of their photographs, “Intimate Portraits,” at the Downtown Artists’ Co-Op Gallery in Clarksville, Tennessee; and in 2009 their exhibition of alternative process photographs, “Women,” was featured at the Premiere Gallery of the Tennessee Art League in Nashville, TN.

Structured will be on exhibit through October 9th.

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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