About the Exhibition


Exhibition Opening Party
Saturday, April 22 | 2:00–4:00


April 22–July 9, 2023

MOWA | West Bend

In Breaking the Cycle: Teens on Transformation, twenty-six teen artists reflect on “cycles” that limit forward momentum and growth.

MOWA’s Teen Council developed the exhibition concept with the hope of encouraging fellow teens to break from inhibiting patterns of thought, behavior, and anxieties that restrict personal growth and fulfillment. Teen Council members view the exhibition as an opportunity to spur personal reflection and transformation—concepts that apply to every stage of life. Breaking the Cycle emerges from Teen Council’s firm belief that art can be a catalyst to developing mindful relationships with themselves and their communities.



Bradley Tech High School
Brown Deer High School
Cedarburg High School
Escuela Verde
Golda Meir High School
Hamilton High School
Hartford Union High School
Homestead High School
Horicon High School
Hustisford High School
Kohler High School
Marshall High School
Menomonee Falls High School
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Northern Ozaukee High School
Oneida Nation High School
Pius XI Catholic High School
Random Lake High School
Sheboygan North High School
Saint Joan Antida High School
Saint Thomas More High School
Shorewood High School
University High School
West Bend East High School
West Bend West High School
Whitefish Bay High School



Artwork shown

2022-23 Teen Council

The Teen Council developed the theme and title of this year’s teen exhibition. 

The application period for the 2023–24 Teen Council term opens in May 2023. 

Support for this exhibition
generously provided by