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Providence City Hall Gallery to Host “TeenView: Our World Seen through Young Eyes”

On View: October 17, 2019 – January 13, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 17, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Providence, RI – City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite the public to visit the Gallery at City Hall for its newest installation, TeenView: Our World Seen Through Young Eyes. The exhibition’s photographic work is on view in the Gallery at Providence City Hall from October 17, 2019 – January 13, 2020.  An opening reception will be held on October 17 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.


The vision for “TeenView,” a youth arts program for Rhode Island high school students, came into focus when George Adams, an aspiring photographer at Classical High School, decided to act on a desire to bring together a community of young photographers from around the state. They would meet in person, learn from each other, and share ideas.

“With the advent of smartphone technologies like Snapchat and Instagram, some worry that teenagers are disconnected from one another and our world,” said Micah Salkind, Special Projects Manager for the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. “This summer, a talented group of young people came together to form an artistic community, sharpen their vision, and demonstrate that they are indeed paying attention. We are delighted to welcome Mary Beth Meehan, Tina Tryforos, and George Adams, along with fourteen young Rhode Island-area photographers for this unprecedented show of new work.”

“TeenView” peers right into the heart of what young people care about today: their evolving identities; their friends, families and communities; and the politics, social inequities and the precarious environment that adults have built for them.