April 27, 2021

(New Orleans, LA - April 26, 2021): The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Teen Board announced today the selection of 22 high school student artists from across the New Orleans region for its Teen Open Call Exhibition, ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID. Curated by the CAC Teen Board, the exhibition features work that is centered around the experience of teens during COVID-19, from fluctuations in isolation to virtual education, wavering social connections, and having pivotal social milestones erased. 

The exhibition will be on view in the CAC's first floor atrium gallery, Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, September 26, 2021 with a special afternoon grand opening on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 2 pm - 5 pm.  Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. Learn more about the exhibition and RSVP to the opening event at cacno.org/teenopencall2021.

ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID gives voice to the teen experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CAC’s call to artists sought work from burgeoning artists, resulting in more than 100 submissions submitted by students from across the city.  After a rigorous selection process, the following artists were selected for ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID:

  • Jaelyn Carr, New Orleans Math and Science High School, Grade 12
  • Tess Fouchi, Louise S. McGehee School, Grade 12
  • William Lowe, Lusher Charter School, Grade 11
  • Sean Fitzpatrick, Lusher Charter School, Grade 12
  • Eleanore Hammel, Lusher Charter School, Grade 9
  • Skylar Jones, Lusher Charter School, Grade 10
  • Israell Johnson, New Orleans Creative Center for Arts, Grade 12
  • Eliza Hinrichs, Benjamin Franklin High School and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Grade 10
  • Claire Meder, Lusher Charter School, Grade 12
  • Kim Huynh Truitt, Lusher Charter School, Grade 10
  • Myra Murray, Lusher Charter School, Grade 10
  • Jude Mikulencak, Lusher Charter School, Grade 12
  • Sydney Cuneo, Ursuline Academy of New Orleans, Grade 12
  • Isabel Cambias, Ursuline Academy, Grade 12
  • Morrah Burton-Edwards, Lusher Charter School , Grade 12
  • Daniel Constantin, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy, Grade 11
  • Cecile Oliver, Isidore Newman School, Grade 11
  • Audrey Punches, Fontainebleau High School, Grade 12
  • A'Brealle Sotello, Living School New Orleans, Grade 9
  • Olivia Stewart, Fontainebleau High School, Grade 12
  • Jenna Alfouzan, Benjamin Franklin High School, Grade 10
  • Alice Calhoun, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Grade 11

The CAC's Teen Board engages New Orleans area high school students to serve on a museum board and participate in a series of professional development and skill workshops from top arts administration professionals in New Orleans and beyond. The board meets every other Saturday afternoon with other high school students from around the city to drive artistic programming at the CAC directed at teen audiences. They also gain valuable arts administration experience alongside industry professionals, from the curation of exhibitions, to marketing, budgeting, and more. Learn more at cacno.org/teenboard.

The CAC is committed to the safety of its patrons during COVID-19. Gallery capacity is limited to 25% (15 people per 1.5 hour time slot), enforced by timed-ticketing through contactless online reservations. Mask-wearing is required, social distancing is enforced, and stringent sanitation procedures are in place. Please review the CAC’s Health & Safety Guidelines prior to your visit.


About the CAC

The CAC is a multidisciplinary arts center that is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. The CAC is a cultural leader. As such, it organizes, presents, and tours curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national, and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local and regional leadership by educating children and adults, cultivating and growing audiences, and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities, and supporters.  Museum admission is free on Sundays for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.  Children & Students through Grade 12 and under receive free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The CAC is located at 900 Camp Street, 504 528-3805.

Media Contact:

Laura B. Tennyson

Associate Director of Communications

Contemporary Arts Center

(504) 319-9943 | LTennyson@cacno.org 

900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70117


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