Teens bring ‘Superstition’ to Aspen Art Museum in Young Curators show | AspenTimes.com

Teens bring ‘Superstition’ to Aspen Art Museum in Young Curators show

Staff report
Mixed media piece, "Broken," 2019, by New Castle student Eliana Suarez, 16 as part of the Young Curators show, "Superstition" at the Aspen Art Museum.
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times

The Aspen Art Museum’s annual Young Curators of the Roaring Fork exhibition will open Saturday.

The show features artworks created by high school peer artists addressing the question, “What happens when we believe we can influence things that are outside of our control?”

It opens with a reception running from 3 to 5 p.m. and will hang through April 28. The reception will include a special reading by a winner of the Theatre Masters Aspiring Playwrights Competition.

Since 2005, the AAM’s Young Curators program has engaged high school students in a six-month program that builds aesthetic valuation, leadership, organizational and critical-thinking skills. After participants lead a call for submissions, identify a theme and assemble the exhibition, an opening is held to celebrate this student-driven initiative.