Teen Winter Challenge: Express Yourself

Teens, it's that time of year again to share your art with our Chicago community! Express yourself this winter by participating in our Teen Winter Challenge art competition. Need help getting started on your portfolio? Check out our Teen Winter Challenge events around the city to get started today! We also have our Teen Winter Challenge resource booklist to…
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Teen Voices: Gavin P., Photographer

Gavin P. just graduated from Von Steuben High School last June, where he spent his last year putting together a collection of photos taken for his 6th period photography class. These he compiled into a digital portfolio, along with an artist statement, which he submitted as part of the 2017-18 Chicago Public Library Teen Winter Challenge.  Many of Gavin…
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Teen Voices: Photographer Ashlyn G.

A patron of the Toman Branch, Ashlyn G., Age 17, graduated from Infinity High School in June. She was one of several talented artists to submit a digital art portfolio and artist statement for the 2017-18 Chicago Public Library Teen Winter Challenge.  Ashlyn explained, "My artwork is about framing people, but not showing their face. This…
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Teen Voices: Bryam P., Age 17

Bryam P., Age 17, just graduated from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. A patron of the Portage-Cragin Branch, he explained that he has learned a lot of lessons since migrating to the United States at the age of eleven. He's from a small family with a single mother, and has been driven to grow and learn…
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Teen Voices: Artist Alanis M.

Alanis M., a 17-year-old from Garfield Ridge Branch, shared that Chicago provokes many feelings in her and that "different perspectives" of her hometown are endless. Her goal as a photographer is to capture the city's "relaxed face," life as familiar and comforting. Alanis explained, "My true inspiration for my artwork came from how dangerous this…
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Teen Voices: Artist Kenza W.

In the Imagine Doing More! teen booklet, you may have noticed a unique photo by Kenza W., 17, whose local library is Sulzer Regional Library. She was a Teen Winter Challenge contestant who agreed to share her work to support our Teen Summer Challenge.   Kenza explained she became an artist once she learned how…
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Teen Voices: Artist Antonio K.

Teens, learn more about the featured and incredibly talented teen artists for the 2018 Teen Summer Challenge: Imagine Doing More! A rising senior at Von Steuben High School, Antonio K. explained, "My favorite thing about being an artist is the freedom to shoot, draw or paint whatever you want. I play sports, [and] my favorite…
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Teen Voices: Artist Arieonna S.

Sometimes beautiful creations come out of less than beautiful times. This was the case with the gorgeous collection of photos created by Arieonna, 17. She explained that it wasn't "always easy to blend in and be accepted," and, as a result, she experienced several years of exhausting, difficult days of bullying. "The only thing that…
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Born to Create: A Teen Art Exhibition at Harold Washington Library Center

Born to Create, an eclectic collection of original art by Chicago high school teens submitted to CPL's 2017 Teen Winter Challenge, is on display July 9 to November 18 at Harold Washington Library Center. Born to Create brings together 18 artists and 33 works of painting, photography, video art, fashion design and musical composition. The…
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