“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.
Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our
bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment.”
— YAYOI KUSAMA
Breathe. Feel that rush of cool air fill your lungs and gently exhale. Enter your thoughts and decipher the code of your mind. This year has made an impact on not only us, but Mother Nature herself. How are you related to the earth? You share the same air. You twirl with her on her daily pirouette. Teen Arts Council invites you to join us as we reflect on our identities and intertwined relationships with the planet we share. Inspired by the exhibitions Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama, we are calling folks to join us in activities that prompt self reflection in one’s connection to the planet.
CREATIVE MAKING | 6 PM
Choose your own adventure in one of our artmaking breakout rooms. Create your own Kusama inspired pet rock, practice your sketching skills through figure drawing, upcycle clothing you have at home, or make some leaf prints on recycled paper.
MINDFULNESS PAUSE | 7 PM
This year has made an impact on not only us, but Mother Nature herself. Let’s take a moment to pause, breath, and meditate together.
OPEN MIC/ART SHOWCASE | 7:15 PM
Interested in showcasing your work or performing?
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VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM | 8 PM
The Teen Technology Team of the Boston Public Library has partnered with TAC to bring an Escape Room competition like no other! Two teams will square off to see who can discover the whereabouts of the nefarious art dealer, Vincent Hahn. Prizes for winners. Seats are limited for the Escape Room and are a first come first serve basis. Registration will begin at 6:00 PM via Teen Night Zoom space.
Text by TAC Member: Nathan D.
Lead support for Teen Programs provided by Wagner Foundation.
Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-10-19-0390-19.
The ICA’s Teen Arts Council and Teen Nights are generously sponsored by MFS Investment Management and M&T + Wilmington Trust.
Additional support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Rowland Foundation, Inc.; The Corkin Family; the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation; Vertex; the William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust; The Willow Tree Fund; the Robert Lehman Foundation; the Jean Gaulin Foundation; BPS Arts Expansion Fund at EdVestors; and Santander.
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