Columbia State Displays Art of Mother-Daughter Duo

Columbia State Community College

At Columbia State Community College’s Pryor Gallery, you can see the art of mother-daughter duo Jacqueline and Bernice Davidson.

The exhibit features the art of the late Jacqueline Davidson, who was a painter and commercial artist until the age of 50 when she began working with clay. Inspired by Japanese art, her work has been featured in museum exhibits and magazine articles, as well as “The Ceramic Design Book.”

An associate professor of art at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Bernice Davidson has successfully completed 27 major mural projects in various U.S. cities over the past 30 years. Her art has been shown in museums across the country, including the Coral Springs Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Delaware Museum of Art and Volgogard Museum of Art.

Bernice Davidson’s “Heron” is a mixed media piece that includes fiber, acrylic, sticks and wood.
Bernice Davidson’s “Heron” is a mixed media piece that includes fiber, acrylic, sticks and wood.

“This is a unique perspective from the creative viewpoint of mother and daughter,” said Rusty Summerville, Pryor Gallery curator. “Jacqueline, who passed away at the age of 91, left Bernice with many of the wonderful clay pieces she had sculpted over the years, which Bernice regards as wonderful mementos that bring to mind a beautiful life lived.”

The exhibit runs through Dec. 15, and the Pryor Gallery will host an artists’ reception Nov. 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. All are welcome to come out, meet and talk with the Bernice Davidson.


The Pryor Gallery is in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. The gallery is open and free to the public Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please visit for additional information.

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