Barber's artist skills on display

{}It's called{} "Brushstrokes Between Cuts." And it's the first major art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter "Pooley" Moorer, Jr. The exhibition features 31 paintings that Moorer created during more than 60 years as a barber at Carter's Barbershop, his families barbershop in Ensley. Moorer's work is on display at The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute now through October 12th.According to his family, Moorer took only one art class when he was a freshman at Western Olin High School, which is now known as P.D. Jackson-Olin. And he has been creating art ever since then. His paintings cover many different styles,{} from abstracts to portraits, and even illustrations. These days, when he is not cutting hair, Moorer can be seen painting in the barber shop, which he shares with his brother Marvin.