Decatur art exhibition is all in the family - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Decatur art exhibition is all in the family

The work of Mildred Nungester Wolfe and her daughter Bebe are on display at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. (Source: WAFF) The work of Mildred Nungester Wolfe and her daughter Bebe are on display at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. (Source: WAFF)
Bebe and Mildred are known to collaborate on their "Wolfe birds." (Source: WAFF) Bebe and Mildred are known to collaborate on their "Wolfe birds." (Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

If you're from the Decatur area or familiar with the works of an artist by the name of Nungester, you'll be happy to know that her work - and that of her daughter - is on display at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

Pieces by Mildred Nungester Wolfe and her daughter, Elizabeth (Bebe) Wolfe, are there for a short time.

"We are so excited to have this artwork here," said Kim Mitchell, Executive Director of the Carnegie Center. "Mildred and Frances Nungester were sisters and they grew up here in Decatur... just two doors down from the Carnegie Library."

The sisters were ahead of their time, as Mitchell explained.

"Both of them were very well educated women. Their father insisted that they pursue higher education which was unusual at the time. Both of them became teachers, but Mildred became an artist also," she said.

Frances went on to become a prominent figure in education, and an elementary school is named in her honor.

Bebe Wolfe is Mildred's daughter, and an artist in her own right. Together, they are also known for "Wolfe birds."

"They're sold all over Mississippi, but this is the first time we have them here in Alabama and so we're excited to have them," Mitchell said.

There are several scenic works on display which locals will recognize, including a painting depicting a snowy day on Church Street. There is also a painting of the Decatur Boat Harbor as it looked in 1941 before renovation.

Mitchell says Mildred always had a figure in her works - a legacy of art in Bobby's Bama.

Copyright 2015 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
  • Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:36:27 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:00:47 GMT
    Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly