Schlow Library celebrates teen talent and supports their emotional wellbeing with the unveiling of a new art gallery for area youth. Art and creative expression have been shown to help alleviate depression and anxiety in teens either through direct participation in creative production or as a viewer (Stuckey, et. al., The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health, 2010).
The Teens Create space is located on the 2nd floor, near the DVDs and video games. It is intended as an outlet for area youth, grades 6 through 12. Interested artists are invited to display their creative work in a way that benefits not only their own personal wellness, but also the wellness of other teens and visitors of all ages.
Got finished drawings, paintings, digital prints, or other art work? Show your work at Schlow. Encourage others to find their talent by sharing your own.
Teens may submit two-dimensional or hanging sculptural work for a one month solo or group exhibition. Please indicate your preference in the application requirements. Art must have be ready to hang either by a wire, hook, or clip.
Teens Create space is made possible by a grant from the Centre Foundation's Centre PACT (Philanthropic Actions Created by Teens).