Clarksville, TN – Each year the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center features the art of women in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, Tennessee women artisans are showcased in the newly renovated Kimbrough Gallery. The exhibit, titled A Woman’s Touch, includes sculpture, jewelry, clothing, furniture, printmaking, and ceramics.
Participating in the exhibit are artists Kim Winkle, Anne Rob, Claudia Lee, Susan DeMay, Jeanie Stephenson, Jennifer Knowles, Virginia Fisher, Jennifer Crescuillo, Vicki Vipperman, Brenda Stein, and Melina Ludwig.Virginia Fisher is a metal smith from Memphis, Tennessee. Her copper bowls create patina-rich patterns of never-ending movement that come to life under the gallery lights. Virginia’s work was recently included in the Tennessee craft theme at the Governor’s mansion.
Claudia Lee is a studio artist, designer, consultant, author, and instructor working in handmade paper. She is a recipient of a Master’s Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. She was chosen to design and create the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards. Claudia’s work has been published in more than thirty books and journals. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections.
Kim Winkle exhibits internationally, including SOFA Chicago, Wanted Design NYC and the Architectural Digest Home Show. Her work has been included in a number of publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodworker, and Woodworker West magazines and the books 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, Fine Woodworking Design Book 8, among others. She has been awarded 4 Niche awards, a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Award in 2011 and the Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston) John D. Mineck furniture fellowship in 2014.
Woodturner Brenda Stein will be the guest speaker on April 5th for the museum’s monthly Art & Lunch program. Brenda’s work can be found in select galleries and many private collections. She was selected to design and create the 2007 Governor’s Awards in the Arts for the state of Tennessee. This event begins at 12:15pm and is free to the public
A Woman’s Touch is on exhibit through May 1st.
For more information visit www.customshousemuseum.org or call 931.648.5780.
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. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade. Incorporating a number of architectural styles, the original structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the region.
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