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Opening Reception: Origins of the Self

Friday, January 27 | 6:30-9PM

Celebrate the opening of Origins of the Self, a group exhibition featuring work by Houston-area teen artists, organized by CAMH’s Teen Council. Meet the artists and hear short introductions about the work on display. Beverages will be available for purchase at our cash bar. Boombox Taco will be serving food for purchase from their truck. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Origins of the Self is a group exhibition focusing on themes of personal identity. Living in a world overwhelmed by social media, teens are navigating how to locate genuine connections and create transparency while understanding their peers through profiles, likes, and comments. In search of how to define themselves online, in school, with family and friends, the young artists in this exhibition explore their response to parental, societal, and cultural expectations. Chosen from almost 400 submissions the work responds to the questions: What is the real you? Where is the real you? How do you define the real you in a constantly changing landscape?


This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.




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