Mother-daughter duo have special art show

Published 10:14 pm Friday, May 7, 2010

Selma has gone to the arts.

Friday night, five establishments for The Art Walk, which is held every three months.

While most of the exhibits were geared toward children’s art, The Frame Shoppe took the chance to have a very special mother-daughter exhibit in honor of Mother’s Day.

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“Peggy Allison is a well respected artist from the area,” said Steven Grossman, owner of The Frame Shoppe. “She has put pieces in a lot of shows, but has never had her own. Now she and her daughter Shannon (Chandler), are having a show.”

Allison said she was grateful for the chance to show her own work with her daughter.

“I’m very proud of her work,” said Allison. “This was my Mother’s Day present.”

Allison began working on her art more than five years ago after being inspired by her husband, Louis, who is an avid craftsman and provides much of the woodwork for her frames.

Chandler only recently began doing her own work, after being inspired by Allison.

“She got me into it,” said Chandler. “Cause she has been painting a whole bunch and I have been watching her.”

“She kept watching me and saying ‘I could do that,”’ said Allison.

The two have only taken one workshop to hone their skills.

The two said the art has given them a way to bond.

“We are able to connect even more through our art,” said Chandler.

Allison said her grandchildren have also been bitten by art bug.

“Shannon’s children Shelby, Ramsey and Abby are becoming little artists as well,” said Allison. “Who knows, maybe this will help them take this a little more seriously. They have a lot of talent.”

It could also provide the work for a future show.