You’re invited to the Teens Curate Teens opening reception and the Teen Reviewers and Critics finale!

Next month, Teen Programs will mount their latest Teens Curate Teens (TCT) exhibition, exploring mental health. Each year, high schoolers are provided with the opportunity to curate and produce an exhibition of artwork by their peers, centered on a theme of their choice. Last year, over 400 local teens participated in an ArtsConnection survey to select a topic that’s important to them.

“It’s OK to be Broken: a Conversation about Teen Mental Health” is a culmination of these efforts, and will also double as the finale event for fellow AC program, Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC).

1:00 – 3:30 PM
Saturday, May 7

ELM Foundation
191 N 14th St, Brooklyn NY 11249

Teens Curate Teens (TCT) and Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) are free out-of-school programs for New York City public school students. For more info, visit


Meet ArtsConnection’s new Programs staff!

Queena Chen, Teen Programs Managergraduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, studying graphic design. She originally began her journey as a Teen Programs participant and an intern. When she isn’t working, you could probably catch her at a boba cafe working on her next design project. And when she’s not designing and doodling, she is cloud watching in a park. Favorite colors: black, white, and grey—in that order.
Eda Faison, Program Manager, is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem with more than 30 years experience in community service, hospitality, and cultural/performing arts. He lives by the mantra “Know love, no fear,” and is a practitioner of vipassanā meditation.
Bridget JohnsonTeen Programs Manager, is a filmmaker and educator. In her film practice, she uses stop motion animation and digital tools to explore the limits of documentary. Her education practice is rooted in collective care and community. She believes that her art and education practices go hand-in-hand.
Aishwarya MadhavProgram Manager, is a choreographer, performer, and teacher specializing in Indian classical and Bollywood dance styles. She currently lives in Long Island City.
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Please join us in welcoming these invaluable new staff members to the ArtsConnection team! If you’re looking to get involved with AC in a professional capacity, keep an eye on our Job Board

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