Teen Voices: Featuring Assata M.

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL.   If you have visited Harold Washington Library Center's YOUmedia recently, then you know the work of Assata M., which is showcased prominently there. Assata, who was named the second runner-up for the Young Artist's Award in this year's Teen Winter Challenge, often spends time in YOUmedia sketching, painting or […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Cindy

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Cindy is a senior at George Westinghouse College Prep and loves to read sad books (really, truly). Some of her favorite books include Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Spanish literature such as that […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Teen Winter Challenge Participants

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Jessica P.'s entry in the 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge stood out because of her deep reflection about life and self-expression through art. She integrated this personal statement with a stunning collection of works she creating using pastels, oils and pencil. The experimentation and her wide range of skills and techniques as […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Kayla

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Kayla G.'s submissions for the 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge stood out because of how charming they were; one juror noted they collectively felt like a "low-fi collage." It was evident that Kayla had spunk and sarcasm, in addition to a lot of inspiration behind her work, which included vivid images […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Antonio B.

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. It looked as though Antonio B had recently visited the museums of Illinois’ Cantigny Park (http://www.cantigny.org/museums), where teens can envision the experiences of U.S. Army figures. Using unique shading and experimentation with light, Antonio used an Artisto app to create some interesting 3-D like images he used to portray […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Assata M.

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Assata M.'s Teen Winter Challenge portfolio included very different pieces with great depth. We were excited to see her journey in experimenting with different mediums, such as watercolor and oil. One juror found her image with motion and smoke in the subjects’ eyes was so striking, and recommended Assata […]

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