Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Portraits for Social Change (Mel DeCandia, Wide/Medium/Tight)

The Half the Sky Movement at UMD hosted "Portraits for Social Change," an art gallery event featuring portraits of today's feminist leaders, on March 4 in the Stamp Student Union Atrium.

"Painting is my vehicle for social change," Melanie Oppenheimer told a crowd of about 30. Oppenheimer painted all of the portraits on display, of women she had either met or heard of that inspired her.

Oppenheimer painted a portrait of Malala Yousafzai, which was featured at the gallery event. Yousafzai is a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who is an activist for women's rights to education.

All photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/119425972@N02/sets/72157641884673105/