Morgan Ford Willingham from Emporia, Kansas, is displaying an art exhibit titled “The Beauty Mask” in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery on the Cottey College campus.

This on-going series explores how natural beauty is masked by cosmetics that women use every day and how the language of advertising is absorbed into the subconscious, where it constantly influences what women buy and how they perceive themselves. The series consists of photographic, mixed-media works. This includes digital photographs, an installation of masks formed from fabric and thread, photographs with organza hand-sewn with thread on them, and photographs with appropriated text carved into was painted onto the surface. The exhibit will run through February 7.

The Gallery is located inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and later on the evenings of performances.

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