Go back

Black's exhibit takes flight at the Customs House

Kell Black, professor of art at Austin Peay, presents an exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers first successful flight and mankinds mastery of the sky.

A Short History of Flight: Drawings and Paperworks by Kell Alexander Black will be displayed Feb. 5-March 7 in the Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center (CHMCC), Clarksville.

An opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Customs House. The reception is free and open to the public.
Kell Black, professor of art at Austin Peay, presents an exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first successful flight and mankind's mastery of the sky.

“A Short History of Flight: Drawings and Paperworks by Kell Alexander Black” will be displayed Feb. 5-March 7 in the Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center (CHMCC), Clarksville.

An opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Customs House. The reception is free and open to the public.

Using time-consuming techniques, Black has created detailed cut-paper replicas of machines of flight, including a hypothetical flying machine of Leonardo da Vinci and a zeppelin.

“The zeppelin is the largest work in the show, measuring about nine feet long,” says Black, whose cut-paper work, “Beetles,” recently was displayed in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' exhibit, “The Surprising Art of Tennessee.”

The CHMCC is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
The cost of admission is $4 for adults, with lower rates available based on age group and special discounts. Admission is free on Sunday.

For further information regarding the CHMCC exhibit, telephone (931) 648-5780.
—Terry Stringer