PAC Teen Artist Council Presents
“Mental Fragments” Exhibition

By Stephen E. Lipken


The opening reception for the Pelham Art Center (PAC) Teen Artist Council curated exhibition, “Mental Fragments” was held on April 22nd. The closing reception and performances will be held on May 6 at 1pm.


PAC Executive Director, Charlotte Mouquin explained that the curatorial team’s theme is about experiencing a life metamorphosis such as the first day of school, early adulthood . . . the stories are layered, complex and about human nature.


Participating artists used a wide variety of media such as acrylics, watercolors, fabric and more. 


Artist Anne Sweazey depicted the goddess “Thalassa’ using turkey feathers, sequins, synthetic seaweed and more, decorating a mask used in her radiation treatments.

“All the ideas are concurrent in the show’s timeline and that is why it is called, ‘Mental Fragments’. It’s about pieces of ideas, pieces of identity, demands and societal influences that are fragmented,” PAC Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin added.


During the Program, Mouquin introduced new Team Engagement Coordinator Fiona Agababian and Rosa Van Zandt, Gallery/Events Manager.


“We have 65 artists, all different ages, and we are very excited to have them here today, as we celebrate their success.  I look forward to future exhibitions and projects, collaborating with multiple artists,” Van Zandt said.  Mouquin added that there was even an 18-month-old artist. 


Sponsors included National Endowment for the Arts; County Board of Legislators; ArtsWestchester; TD Charitable Foundation; and New York State Office of Children and Family Services. 


The PAC Teen Artist Council curatorial team 2023 includes: Nola Brooks, Ain Maule, Amber Vizcarrondo-Abad, Natalie Nakayama, Kate Feldman, Violet Cleary, Nellie Koonce, Ghost Antelmi, Charlotte Cohn, Caser Mallett, and Cararose Vitale.


Participating Artists: Kimallah Titus, Catherine R. Hickey, Michaela Collins, Sarai Sealy, Tom Acevedo, Adina Rivera, Ain Maule, Aleisha Rivera, Alice Mizrachi, Arhaan Sai Gourishetty, Avery Goodman, Avital Zemel, Caser Mallet, Béatrice Coron, Kate Fauvell, Fiona Agababian, Heather G. Stoltz, Iman Tuan, Inez Sieben, Jingyi Chen, Juan C. Matiz, Kaitlyn Czajka, Katie Glantz, Kevin Mack, Lydia Whalen, Marvin Schneider, Jack Milazzo, Moira Ford, Naiya Gonzalez-Breen, Chloe McGibbon, Nash Dembowski, Natalia Kautz, Nicole Sylvia Javorsky, Nola Brooks, Paige Lauren, Queen Hexaphene, S Tapogna, Susan Saas, Sebastian Burgess, Skylar Sie, Tali Margolin, Tara Brooks, Teena Soni, Tina Scepanovic, Xin Shaw, Katelyn Alain, Divna Pesic Grozdanov, Isabella Taylor, Mackenzie Heslin-Scott, Jennifer Angarano-Ricci, Rebecca Schwarz, Dorothy Johnson, Fran Sisco, Anne Sweazey, Cecile Roberfroid, Kelly Sisco, Violet Cleary, Amber Vizcarrondo-Abad, Anouk Sethi, Mina Rae Lader, Lisa Hadesman,