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TRACERS Take On Environment: Mya Allen

This project is part of a collaboration between Sixty and the Chicago Park District’s TRACE program at Hamilton Park, featuring work by artists in the program. Learn more about the collaboration from the lead teaching artists and see the other artists’ projects here.

Artist Statement

By holding yourself to high(er) expectations, no one can question you or your creativity. I’m uniquely positioned to (re)present my strong commitment to my bold and brilliant future. With the help of my everyday influencers— my friends and family; I won’t let myself down.
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All images and words are selected and created by the artist.


Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 4.39.41 PMTRACE (Teens Reimagining Art, Community, & Environment) is a Chicago Park District-based program that develops young Creative Activists who seek to understand and exercise their abilities and shared responsibility to advocate for and create change within their local and wider communities. We do this by using art processes to engage in dialogue, bride-building, and problem-solving.