A new art exhibit is currently on display at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams campus library that features a mother and daughter duo.
Titled ‘A Mirrored Creation of Life: in Photographs and Oil, the exhibit is a collaboration of mother, Cassandra Bennett, and daughter Shea Moore. It features more than 20 original works of photography and oil paintings.
Nashville natives Bennett and Moore bring their love of art, design, fashion, family, music and makeup into this fascinating creation. Mutually inspired by each other, Moore’s photographs have inspired her mother to share her interpretation on canvas. The mother, Bennett, of this duo states that her daughter has the ability to capture on camera what is seen through the eyes of an artist.
Bennett, the mother of five children, always encouraged her children to follow their dreams and their special gifts and talents. She started oil painting again in 2006 after placing it aside for many years. Bennett is a member of ‘The Society of Artists’ at Artists on Main in Goodlettsville, Tenn., under the direction of David Gillihan, art instructor. Her work has been displayed at several galleries locally and nationally.
Trained as a fashion designer at Bauder College in Atlanta, Moore decided to leave the corporate world two years ago to pursue her passion as a freelance makeup artist and photographer. Born and raised in Nashville, she was exposed to various aspects of art, design, fashion and music. She enjoys sharing experiences with others through her photos and allowing the viewer to create their own stories, emotions, and connections with each photo.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, and runs through November 15. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 am until 10 pm; Friday-Saturday 9 am until 5:30 pm; and Sunday noon until 8:30 pm.
For more information, call 615-963-7383.