CPCC Galleries Presents Cara Truitt: In Flight

Cara Truitt: In FlightMontega WEB1
Pease Gallery: Now – August 31, 2016 

Montega, 2016, Photographic print on Stryene, 50” x 35”
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, August 24; 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Tate Hall
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 24; 5 – 7p.m.
Make-up artist Cara Truitt brings her illustrative vision to light in this inaugural collaborative exhibition with CPCC’s Cosmetology School, featuring photography by Colleen McFiggins and a live butterfly installation sculpture by artist Chris Collman. Women of varied nationalities are transformed into winged creatures, heralding fearlessness, creativity and free expression before the lens. Using the human face and form as her palette, Truitt seeks to empower each young woman to adopt her own feathered alter-ego, begging the question: Can a temporary transformation inspire strength for lasting change? In Flight is a celebration of authenticity and teaches the importance of collaborative partnerships within creative fields.