On View: October 17, 2019 – January 13, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 17, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
October 16, 2019
Providence, RI – City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite the public to visit the Gallery at City Hall for its newest installation, TeenView: Our World Seen Through Young Eyes. The exhibition’s photographic work is on view in the Gallery at Providence City Hall from October 17, 2019 – January 13, 2020. An opening reception will be held on October 17 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
The vision for “TeenView,” a youth arts program for Rhode Island high school students, came into focus when George Adams, an aspiring photographer at Classical High School, decided to act on a desire to bring together a community of young photographers from around the state. They would meet in person, learn from each other, and share ideas.
“With the advent of smartphone technologies like Snapchat and Instagram, some worry that teenagers are disconnected from one another and our world,” said Micah Salkind, Special Projects Manager for the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. “This summer, a talented group of young people came together to form an artistic community, sharpen their vision, and demonstrate that they are indeed paying attention. We are delighted to welcome Mary Beth Meehan, Tina Tryforos, and George Adams, along with fourteen young Rhode Island-area photographers for this unprecedented show of new work.”
“TeenView” peers right into the heart of what young people care about today: their evolving identities; their friends, families and communities; and the politics, social inequities and the precarious environment that adults have built for them.
George Adams is a Junior at Classical High School. An aspiring photographer, George is also a member of the baseball team and the Ultimate Frisbee team.
Mary Beth Meehan is a Providence-based photographer and educator most widely known for her community-based photography and large-scale photographic installations.
Tina Tryforos is a photographer, bookmaker, and educator, whose work delves poetically into the effects of human intervention on the natural world.
About the Gallery at City Hall: Offering space to artists and organizations that might not have a permanent gallery, the Gallery at City Hall exhibits an eclectic array of work that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity found in the Providence community. The Gallery is open to the public during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and is located at 25 Dorrance Street | 2nd Floor | Providence, RI 02903. For more information go to http://artculturetourism.com/main-gallery