DECEMBER 23, 2014

Young Artists Showcase open now through January 31

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SCOTTSDALE  – Scottsdale Sister Cities’ Annual Young Artists Showcase will be on exhibit at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ South Gallery through January 31, 2015.  The public is invited to view these offerings from local students aged 13 to 18 years of age, whose works celebrate the notion of “Connecting Community for Peace and Prosperity.” Members of the local press are also invited.

“What is your vision for peace?  How does connecting globally allow you and your community to prosper?”  Student youths were asked to address these questions as artists, and the stunning results were then judged by a panel of professional artists.  Certificates and cash awards will be presented to award winners, with a reception in their honor slated for Saturday, January 3, from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Stage 2 Theater at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Artists South Gallery.   The public is invited to attend.  Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. 
This is the 27th consecutive year that the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association (SSCA) has sponsored the Annual Young Artists Showcase.  The event is one of many youth-oriented programs sponsored by SSCA, a group of local people who are dedicated to the notion of “promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”  SSCA is an inclusive organization and is open to all citizens, not just Scottsdale residents.  For more information, go to or call Kathy George, membership director, at 480-326-6666. 

The address of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251.  Gallery open hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sundays.