Teen Art Gallery Opens ‘Green Light’ at 59 East 4th Street

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 at 10:06 am by

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It’s not an everyday occurrence to see youth-run art organizations, yet such is the case for Teen Art Gallery, a collective by teens for teens. It provides opportunity for youthful artists to display their works in a gallery setting, and further encourages to keep those creative teenage juices flowing. Courtesy of Creative Time, Green Light is their latest showcase, and is their biggest thus far; it boasts 40 fine artists, 5 films and ten creative writers, hailing from all over the map of the United States. It’s also worth noting that Teen Art Gallery has recently taken a stand against censorship, resulting in a last-minute addition to the show:

Gracie Holtzclaw, a senior from Greenville, SC was selected for a county-wide school arts exhibition. The piece she submitted however was rejected and called unsuitable. The  linocut, called Rape Culture, depicts a tattooed woman with her breasts covered by a censorship bar. A South Carolina district spokesman said, “This piece, for both title and content, was determined to be inappropriate for the District Showcase because the artwork is on display during a community event and can be viewed by small children.” 

Green Light is being held at 59 East 4th Street, 7th Floor. It runs June 6-17 from 12-4pm, with an opening reception on tomorrow night from 6-8:30pm. For more info, contact Charlotte Bravin Lee at teenartgallery@gmail.com or 917-621-5571, or visit Teen Art Gallery.

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