College of Arts, Sciences and Education
"Strong Is the New Pretty" Photo Exhibit Opens at Fine Art Gallery
January 11, 2017
“Strong Is the New Pretty,” a photography exhibit by Kate T. Parker, opened at the Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery on January 18 and will run through March 31, 2017.
Parker will visit the Fine Art Gallery for an artist talk and book signing on March 23 at 6 p.m. in David L. Eisler Center 205.
Information about the exhibit:
“Strong Is the New Pretty” started as a personal project for photographer and mother to two young girls, Kate T. Parker. Kate wanted to showcase her girls as they are: loud, messy, silly, fearless, independent, confident and fierce. Through her images, she wanted to combat the messages the media sends to women and girls: that beauty is a hairstyle, a certain size or an outfit. Kate’s goal was to show that true beauty is in being yourself 100 percent. Confident is beautiful. Messy is pretty. Loud is great. Silly is awesome. Strong is the new pretty.
The Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery is located on the Big Rapids campus in the David L. Eisler Center.