Teen Renaissance Opening Celebration

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Join the DMA Teen Advisory Council for an all-day celebration of Teen Renaissance, the Museum’s annual teen-curated student art exhibition! Experience the creative talents of Dallas-area teens firsthand with art making, live music, and interviews with artists.


Art Making: Kaleidoscopes

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. | Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections (C3) 

Want to experience the world through a different lens? Create your own kaleidoscope and gain a new, colorful point of view!

Art Making: Stress Balls

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. | Art Studio, C3

Don’t stress about the New Yearsqueeze it out with a stress ball of your own design. 

Performance: Rith & The Indigos

12:30 p.m. | C3

Keep the celebration of teen talent going with a special performance by Rith and the Indigos! Rith is a solo artist and a junior at Coppell High School. Shaun Jani, Matthew Abraham, and Abhineu Cadeaga are the Indigos, and they attend Flower Mound High School. Find Rith on Instagram at rith.xv.music

Teen Renaissance Artist Panel

2:002:30 p.m. | C3 Theater

Want to get to know the talented visual artists behind Teen Renaissance? Now’s your chance! Learn about their work and what mental wellness means to them in a live interview panel hosted by the Teen Advisory Council. Stop in and get a slice of teen perspectives firsthand.

Performance: John Aqua

3:30 p.m. | C3 

Always question; understand all. Enjoy the funk, rock, and soul stylings of John Franklin, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Find him on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/johnaqua1056.

Thumbnail illustration artwork by Madison Fox, Teen Advisory Council Member