Artists and their children

Several young artists were joined by family and friends at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts last Thursday evening for the public opening reception of “Artists and their Children,” which runs through Jan. 23, 2012.

It’s housed in the young@art gallery operated by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, which sits adjacent to the the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in a complex that also includes two museum gift shops, several restaurants, lovely garden paths and many works of public art.

“Artists and their Children” features works by the following artists and their family members — Carrie Bloomston & Kris Keul, Jeremy Bridell & Cyndi Coon, David Dauncey, Jon Haddock, Angela Cazel Jahn, Nissa Kubly, Becky McDonah, Ken Rosenthal, Aaron & Rebecca Rothman, Randy Slack and Robert You. 

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Cindi Coon & Jeremy Bridell, along with James Hajicek & Carol Panaro-Smith and Anne & Jerry Schutte, will participate this Thurs, Dec. 8, in a SMoCA event titled “Dynamic Duos” — which features Valley artist couples discussing ways they create “both collaboratively and in proximity to one another.” It’s free, and taking place at 7pm in the SMoCA Lounge.

If you’re more into wearing art than creating it, check out the “Holiday Jewelry Trunk Show” at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts — where “innovative jewelry artists working in all media will showcase and be present to discuss their work.” It’s happening Dec. 9 from 5-8pm and Dec. 10 from noon to 8pm.

Remember local artists, and their families, as you’re choosing gifts for your own family members and friends this time of year. Their individual works make precious holiday gifts, and their collective works do much to enrich our communities every day of the year.

— Lynn

Coming up: From book to stage, Authors tackle name-calling through the ages

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