Student art exhibit showcases media’s views of women and beauty

Women and Gender Studies and Communications majors partnered up to create the art exhibit, “Love Your Body.” Women were photographed twice for the exhibit: once in a natural setting and once in full makeup. The pictures, taken by Makenna Brooke Runion, showcase the students’ perceptions of how social media reinforces popular media’s unrealistic views of women and beauty. The photos will be featured in the exhibition room on the atrium floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library from Feb. 9 to March 9. An opening reception will be held Feb. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.