TEEN ARTS COUNCIL
The Everson Museum of Art announces the launch our new Everson Teen Arts Council (ETAC) Fall 2017.
This is a fantastic opportunity for teens from Onondaga County to work directly with an arts organization to gain valuable experience to add to their resume, work directly with museum professionals and professional artists, and learn about future career paths. ETAC is a year-long commitment and students receive a stipend to participate.
The Everson Teen Arts Council is a partnership between the Everson and teens from Onondaga County, offering a safe platform for teens to share their voice, work with their peers and engage with the greater community. The Teen Arts Council provides teens with dynamic leadership opportunities to create meaningful and relevant programs and exhibitions, while giving teens space to explore identity, build skills and prepare for college and careers.
The 2017 Everson Teen Arts Council
A group of 20 local high school students has been selected to participate in this new program that allows teens to have a hands on approach to the museum world.
Onondaga County Schools Represented
The Everson Teen Arts Council is made possible through the generous support of the Allyn Family Foundation and The Syracuse City School District.
Being the curator of a museum is like being a disc jockey at a club, you're selecting pieces that'll fit within a theme. Curators chose themes that'll resonate with a community, or universally among all human beings. They then select pieces, design a layout for, and execute exhibitions that'll represent that theme. During our meeting Wednesday night, we went through pictures of some of the Everson's collection, and discussed various themes and similarities between the pieces. Many pieces shared a sense of power, or the struggles between the poor and the rich, warm and cool colors, and traditional versus non-traditional. After hearing from the Everson's own curator, we gained the knowledge to see these themes and put the works within them.
Cicero-North Syracuse High School Senior
Just another day at the Everson. Our Teen Arts Council listens to a guest speaker in addition to choosing their pieces for their upcoming exhibit.
Liverpool High School