'Nasty Woman' art exhibit opens March 1

Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts Gallery will host the works of 32 female artists from across the nation March 1-31.

The exhibition, entitled Nasty Woman, celebrates the female voice in art. It will be held in conjunction with women’s history month and will open with a reception March 1 from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited.

Nasty Woman explores topics dealing with the woman’s perspective, from reflection on historic female figures, to contemporary issues surrounding the female body, the political climate, and varied iterations of the experience of being a 21st Century woman.

The title of the show stems from recent events plastered throughout the media. While it was first mentioned in a derogatory context, it has become a uniting force among women across the globe. For many, it represents strength, unity, and the ability to use one’s voice to be heard. The participating artists interpret their reactions through a dynamic use of photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and video pieces.

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Russell Fine Arts Building. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

The artists included in the show are Zina Al-Shukri, Heather Beckwith, Darcie Beeman-Black, Megan Berner, Cynthia Buob, Beverly Buys, Melissa Cowper-Smith, Norwood Creech, Nancy Dunaway, Margo Duvall, Melissa Gill, Mia Hall, Diane Harper, Tammy Harrington, Heidi Hogden, Robyn Horn, Erin House, Jeanie Hursley, Catherine Kim, Kimberly Kwee, Joli Livaudais, Angie Macri, Hannah May, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Catherine Nugent, Emily Rogers, Dina Santos, Kasten Searles, Katherine Strause, Brittany Wilder, Kat Wilson, and Miranda Young.

For more information, contact Margo Duvall at duvallm@hsu.edu or 870-230-5207.