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APSU art senior explores feminine mystique in art show

Feminine mystique will be the overall theme explored in a mixed media exhibit, titled La Femme and presented by Austin Peay State University senior art major Morgan Conwell.

The exhibit will open with a reception from 7-9 p.m., Monday, April 6 in the Trahern Student Art Gallery. Conwells work also will be available for viewing from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9.

The public is invited to see her work, and there is no cost for admission.
Feminine mystique will be the overall theme explored in a mixed media exhibit, titled “La Femme” and presented by Austin Peay State University senior art major Morgan Conwell.

The exhibit will open with a reception from 7-9 p.m., Monday, April 6 in the Trahern Student Art Gallery. Conwell's work also will be available for viewing from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9.

The public is invited to see her work, and there is no cost for admission.

Currently, Conwell is busy piecing together taboo and repressed elements of being a woman to communicate visually.

“It's profound how diverse women can be, yet we all share the fact we came from one,” she said.

“La Femme” brings to light some of the more tantalizing aspects of feminism.

“Women hold the power to cultivate, procreate and choose their own path,” Conwell said.

Conwell's inspiration for the exhibit stems from her travels in documenting various burlesque, gypsy and tribal belly dance troupes from around the country.

"The bohemian subculture really inspired me to try and share it with others,” she said. “I can only hope I managed to capture a glimpse of that romance in my show.”

For more information, contact Conwell by e-mail at econwell14@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger