Correct Opinions exhibit emphasizes value of self-expression in teens

By CHRISTOPHER AMATI
Staff Writer
 
An exhibit entitled Correct Opinions, which provides a forum for over 50 teen artists from across the city to express how they see the world, is holding its opening reception on Friday, March 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative is co-sponsoring the show with After School Matters, a non-profit organization that provides after-school and summer programs to Chicago high school teens.
 
Correct Opinions is a multi-media exhibit featuring paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media that centers around the concept of personal value and how the young artists interpret their self worth in the context of their world.
 
“It’s a teen-curated show of teen work,” said Ronia Holmes of UChicago Arts. “Some of the works are questioning in nature such as What do I value? Why do I value it? Others are more specific in their subjects, things like love, equity and family.”
 
The exhibit opened on March 14. There will be a guided tour on Wednesday, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and events, talks, a screen-printing workshop and tours at various dates through April 29. For further information call 773-702-9724.

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