ANY BODY Art and Essays about Body Image
This art exhibit was on display October 27, 2014 - December 12, 2014
The Joe McCauley Art Gallery at Heartland Community College presents Any Body: Art and Essays about Body Image. The display features mixed media collages and essays by area college and high school students and is available to view October 27 through December 12.
The exhibit stems from Heartland’s first art therapy session held on October 8. Led by local social worker and therapist Michele Carroll, the session gave students the opportunity to explore the complexities of body image while considering art therapy as a career.
Session participants put together collages on their perceptions of body image; what emerged was interesting and thoughtful art. Their art, in conjunction with essays from students at Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan and Bloomington High School, make up the Any Body exhibit.
Exhibit attendees are encouraged to interact with the art and essays. “The difficulties associated with body image are nothing new,” said Gallery Coordinator Danell Dvorak. “People have a unique and personal perspective on the topic. We want to invite everyone to join the discussion.”
To participate, attendees can leave comments on the gallery wall while the gallery is open, attend an artist reception and take part in a body image talking circle. The artist reception takes place Monday, October 27 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery. The talking circle takes place Friday, November 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in room 2810 of HCC’s Instructional Commons Building. To register for the talking circle, email Dawn Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.