About the Exhibition


Exhibition Opening Party
Saturday, April 27 | 2:00–4:00


April 27–July 21

MOWA | West Bend

In This Little Light of Mine: A Teen Perspective on Joy, teen artists explore what feeds the human spirit.

Every year MOWA’s Teen Council invite their peers to reflect on contemporary issues and thinking in a special annual exhibition organized by Teen Council members. This year, students were asked to consider how their lives foster joy, and to view the exhibition as an opportunity to celebrate both the mundane and extraordinary—in details about themselves, their journeys, relationships, communities, or the surrounding world that nourish their souls. This Little Light of Mine: A Teen Perspective on Joy encourages teens to be mindful of what fills their own cup but also how they contribute to the joy of others.

The exhibition features artworks from thirty-three regional high schools. Art educators from each school selected one piece to represent their art program and this year’s exhibition theme.



Arrowhead High School
Bradley Tech High School
Brown Deer High School
Campbellsport High School
Cedarburg High School
Fort Atkinson High School
Germantown High School
Golda Meir High School
Hamilton High School
Harold S. Vincent High School
Hartford Union High School
Homestead High School
Horicon High School
Hustisford High School
Jefferson High School
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Kewaskum High School
Kohler High School
Lomira High School
Marshall High School
Menomonee Falls High School
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Nicolet High School
Northern Ozaukee High School
Pius XI Catholic High School
Saint Joan Antida High School
Sheboygan North High School
Shorewood High School
University School of Milwaukee
Waterford Union High School
West Bend East High School
West Bend West High School
Whitefish Bay High School

Image: Meredith Niedfeldt, Seniors, 2023

2024-25 Teen Council

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

The application period for the 2024–25 Teen Council term opens in May 2024. 

Support for this exhibition
generously provided by