Musezine 42: Made Out of Stardust
“...We are biologically connected to every other living thing in the
world. We are chemically connected to all of the molecules of
the Earth, and we are atomically connected to all of the atoms
in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”
-Neil deGrasse Tyson
This year we chose the theme “Made Out of Stardust” for our zine. In this era of
divisiveness, we choose to embrace our differences and celebrate what we all
have in common. Throughout this year, we have reflected on the impact of racial
injustice and women’s inequality in particular, and how we can actively engage
in eradicating discrimination. This zine contains original paintings, drawings,
poems, and photography created by the members of Teen Council.
Created in 2005, the Bronx Museum Teen Council offers dynamic experiences
with contemporary art and culture to urban youth through an intensive afterschool
program for teens. Structured around video production, artist interviews,
zine publications, and exhibition curation, this 8-month program provides teens
with an open forum for the expression of idea and dialogue on issues affecting
young people today.
2017-2018 Teen Council Aisha Conte, Britney Cruz, Jennifer Hernandez, Aisha
Howie, Neil Jimenez, Aameer Johnson, Daljah Lewis, Valeria Martinez, Andrea
Morales, William Perez,Laura Planas, Laura Rodriguez, and Victor Valle.
Edwin Gonzalez and Aida Šehović, Museum Educators.
Front Cover: Laura Planas. Page 3: Laura Rodriguez. Page 4: Laura Rodriguez. Page 5: Laura Planas. Page 6:
Laura Planas. Page 7: Britney Cruz. Page 8: Andrea Morales. Page 9: Laura Planas. Page 10 -12: Aisha Howie with
Jennifer Hernandez. Page 13: Neil Jimenez. Page 14: Valeria Martinez. Page 15: Victor Valle. Page 16 - 17: Aisha
Conte. Page 18-19: Aisha Conte. Page 20: Laura Planas. Page 21: Daljah Lewis. Page 22: Neil Jimenez. Page 23:
Britney Cruz. Page 24: Neil Jimenez. Page 25: Jennifer Hernandez. Page 26: William Perez. Page 27: William Perez.
Page 28: Aameer Johnson. Page 29: William Perez. Page 30: Aameer Johnson. Page 31: Aisha Conte. Back Cover:
Teen Council is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M.
Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and Anonymous. Education and
Community Programs are generously supported by Booth Ferris Foundation, Calamus Foundation, Con Edison,
Deutsche Bank, Keith Haring Foundation, New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, New York Restoration
Project, New York Yankees Foundation, O’Grady Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos
Foundation, Target, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
and Council Members Vanessa L. Gibson and Annabel Palma.
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Freedom of expression.
The right to bear arms
Protection from the housing of soldiers
The Bill Of Rights
as told by dance
Protection from unresonable
search and seizure
Protection of right to life,
liberty, and property
The rights of accused persons in
Rights in civil cases
No excessive bail or fines, cruel and
unusual punishments are forbidden
Other rights kept by the
Undelegated powers kept by the states
and the people