Apr 24th 2017

The curators of Correct Opinions—the Teen Arts Council—share their exhibition’s inspiration, ideas, and process.

Exhibition Runs Mar 15 – Apr 29, 2017
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am-6pm

What defines you? Everyday experiences inform our values. In turn, our values—personal, familial, economic, cultural, religious, moral, political, historical, aesthetic, or otherwise—shape our identity and influence the ways we express and identify ourselves as youth.

If you are what you value, then what makes you, you?

Curated by Arts + Public Life’s Teen Arts Council, Correct Opinions is an exhibition of works created by more than 50 teen artists from After School Matters programs across Chicago. Painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, and mixed media explore varied personal interpretations of “value” and the impact this concept has on how we perceive our voices in the world. “Correct Opinions” examines and demonstrates the idea that—through values both distinct and interconnected—we are all ultimately united by a need for self-expression and collectively strengthened by commitment to mutual respect.

Presented by the University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative in partnership with After School Matters, with additional support from the UChicago Arts Grant and UChicago Charter School.

Image: Armonie Lewis, “Identity Piece,” acrylic paint on canvas board, 2016. Created in “Teen Works,” an After School Matters program.


Opening Reception: Correct Opinions
Friday, March 24, 6:00–8:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Guided Tour 3/29: Correct Opinions
Wednesday, March 29, 6:00–7:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Cold: Screen-printing Workshop
Saturday, April 1, 1:00–4:00pm
Muffler Shop, 359 East Garfield Boulevard

Speak Your Thoughts
Wednesday, April 5, 5:30–7:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Guided Tour 4/19: Correct Opinions
Wednesday, April 19, 6:00–7:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

For Educators: Cultivating Student-Driven Learning Experiences
Saturday, April 22, 10:00am–1:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard
More information: https://goo.gl/UDpx1J

Correct Opinions Closing Reception: Kick Back
​Saturday, April 29, 1:00–4:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

This exhibition is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in these events should contact Arts + Public Life for assistance at 773.702.9724 or artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

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