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Art, music, tarot cards, meditation: Museum's ArtScene offers free activities for teens

Posted April 26

Courtesy: NC Museum of Art

The N.C. Museum of Art will host a free event for North Carolina teens this weekend - the annual ArtScene, organized by the museum's Teen Arts Council.

With a "Zoned Out" theme, ArtScene features live music, performances, art-making activities, a pop-up teen exhibition and food. It's 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the museum in west Raleigh.

Among the activities, participants can work with Durham-based artist and museum artist-in-residence Jaclyn Bowie to create improvisational animations. Bowie is a visual artist interested in hybridizing mediums and holding physical creative space for conversation in times of change and imbalance, according to a press release. She develops personal mythologies and translates them to the public through performance art, moving image and objects.

Other activities include music from local teen musicians and a juried exhibition with painting, drawing, photography and digital animation from teen artists across the state. The student works, inspired by works in the museum’s collection, will be on view in the museum's East Building from June 2 through Sept. 10.

Also planned ... writer, artist and educator Jameela Dallis will read tarot cards from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the West Building’s portrait gallery. Readings will be first come, first served. And teens can join a guided meditation at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. in the museum’s impressionist gallery.

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