Hinds Community College alumnus Dr. Dana Moody, professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design, will have an exhibit in the Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus.
Her exhibit, “Havana: Behind the Façade,” began on Jan. 14 and continues through Feb. 14 during regular gallery hours, which are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The gallery is closed on holidays when the college is closed. She will have a closing reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14.
Moody, a 1989 Hinds graduate, teaches interior architecture and design. “Buildings tell stories about people, societies and cultures,” she said. “My obsession for architectural studies began at a young age and has formed both my career and my creative endeavors. I have explored different mediums and styles to translate how my eyes see historic architecture and interiors, including acrylic paintings and marker and pencil renderings on hand-drafted drawings.
“Eventually, I discovered that photography has the ability to capture the integrity of architectural details that are often glossed over in paintings and drawings.”
She calls her architectural photographs “windows into the past.”
After leaving Hinds she received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and master and doctorate degrees from the University of Tennesee in Knoxville
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