Oakton art exhibit looks at women and fashion

  • More than 60 works by women artists from around the globe, including this sculpture by Barbara Goldsmith, will be on display at Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art in the juried art exhibition "Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?" Golfsmith's sculpture, "Virtual Armor," depicts how each day women don their virtual armor for power and protection to face the hardships of personal and political life.

    More than 60 works by women artists from around the globe, including this sculpture by Barbara Goldsmith, will be on display at Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art in the juried art exhibition "Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?" Golfsmith's sculpture, "Virtual Armor," depicts how each day women don their virtual armor for power and protection to face the hardships of personal and political life. Courtesy of Oakton Community College

 
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Posted9/23/2019 11:29 AM

The juried art exhibition "Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?" examining how fashion can have many definitions, opens Thursday, Oct. 3, at Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Enjoy a free gala reception with the artists from 5-8 p.m. opening night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The annual collaboration between Women's and Gender Studies and the Koehnline Museum of Art will display more than 60 works by women artists from around the globe. This year's theme provides a commentary on what women wear and what it means.

"We were so pleased with the quality and variety of submissions," said Kathleen Carot, Women's and Gender Studies co-coordinator.

"The works reflect a broad diversity of approaches to this year's theme and display a wide range of medium and technique. Each submission illustrates the complexities of identity and experiences that fashion engenders."

"Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?" runs through Friday, Oct. 25. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibition is funded in part by a generous grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation.

For more information, visit www.oakton.edu/wgs, or contact Lindsey Hewitt, Women's and Gender Studies co-coordinator, at (847) 376-7044 or lhewitt@oakton.edu.