Art contains the emotions of its creators and in the art exhibit “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”, it's to depict and draw awareness of the issues women face in the 21st century.
The art gallery opens its adaptation of the “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” exhibit Nov. 1 through Dec. 18 at the Pierce College Art Gallery in room 3301.
The exhibit was inspired by “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The exhibit originally premiered at the Skirball Cultural Center in October 2011.
“The diversity committee decided that the population they wanted to focus programming for this year was women,” Gallery Director Monika Wee said. “So then we looked at what are the issues that we face today as women. We kind of took a broad stance. We cast the net wide.”