Press Release

J Teen Art Scene: Art Matters
Monday, January 9, 2017
by Michelle Groogan

J Teen Art Scene: Art Matters

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is now acceptings submissions for the 8th  annual J Teen Art Scene happening January 29, 2017. Jewish teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are encouraged to submit both visual and performing art of all types, including photography, painting, sculpture, music, fashion, drama, and spoken word. Teens can also apply to participate in a culinary workshop organized by Laykie, of Café at the J, which will provide refreshments during the Grand Opening Showcase on January 29, 2017.

This year, artists can explore their perspectives on the relevance of art in their community through the theme “ART MATTERS.”  This theme, selected by a committee of teens, enables students to reflect on the world around them and to convey how art matters to them and how it impacts their lives. Each year, this teen-led event aspires to include the broadest range of Jewish teens from all schools, synagogues and youth groups.

The deadline to sumbit artwork is January 8, 2017. The timing of the showcase enables students to use works created for first semester classes or during Winter Break. For more information, contact Tobi Arsham, J Teen Art Scene Coordinator, at or visit for more information about our programs and services. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

            Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston is a non-profit organization that provides quality programs for all members of the family including infants, school-aged children, teens, adults and seniors. Evelyn Rubenstein JCC provides more than $350,000 in scholarship aid to area families in need thanks to the generous support received, in part, from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the United Way.


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