2022 Teen Open Call Exhibition
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Dancing Grounds
Dancing Grounds
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Experience the debut of Overcharged, a special exhibition featuring works by 18 teen artists from the New Orleans region, co-curated by Dancing Grounds and the CAC. The exhibition will open on April 20 with the 2022 Dance for Social Change Festival: Through Our Eyes, and will remain on view at the CAC through June 19, 2022.

On View
Wednesday Apr 20 – Sunday Jun 19, 2022
First Floor Atrium
Trinity Hills Contemplation 2021 acrylic canvas 8x10

Trinity Hills, Contemplation, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10". Courtesy of the artist

Khalil Mcknight Amalgamation

Khalil McKnight, Amalgamation. Courtesy of the artist

Maren Antee Drowning

Maren Antee, Drowning. Courtesy of the artist

What lingering feelings do you have surrounding the pandemic? What do you envision for yourself and your community in the future?

These were questions posed to teen artist artists who submitted work to the CAC's annual 2022 Teen Open Call exhibition. Co-curated by the CAC and Dancing Grounds, Overcharged is a visual art and mixed media exhibit by impressive teens from across the New Orleans region. This collection of new work examines the range of emotions and experiences youth have lived during the pandemic and explores pathways for healing and recovery.

The exhibit will be on view at the CAC’s first floor Atrium gallery from April 20-June 19, 2022.

Check out WWLTV's interviews with CAC staff about the exhibition, below.

In the Exhibition

The CAC and Dancing Grounds congratulate 18 New Orleans-area teen artists selected for this exhibition.

Maren Antee
Samarah Bentley
Tiyasha Chandra
Camden Collier
Daniel Constantin
Asher Duitch
Mary Evans
Catalina Graindorge Alday
Madi Hicks
Trin Hills
Nate King
Lauren Klebba
Wren Mason
Khalil McKnight
Annabel Schleifstein
Manon Scialfa
Makenna Sparks
Nate Tuttle
Dance for Social Change Festival 2022
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2022 Dance for Social Change Festival: Through Our Eyes

Wednesday Apr 20 – Saturday Apr 23, 2022
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"ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID"
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"ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID"

Saturday May 15 – Sunday Sep 26, 2021
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2022 Dance for Social Change Festival
2022 Teen Exhibition: "Overcharged"
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