New Exhibition Features The Work Of Artists' Children

New Exhibition Features The Work Of Artists' ChildrenArizona is the home of many talented and driven individuals who are both artists and parents. "Artists' Children," a new exhibition presented by Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach, showcases artwork by the next generation of creatives, ages 2 - 22. It opens Oct. 12 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

A child's first and most effective teachers are often their parents. Just as the child of a professional musician might have more encouragement and opportunity to listen to music and play an instrument at an early age, the children of visual artists grow up in an artistically nurturing environment that is not short on art supplies, studio space or creative freedom.

We see the work of local professional artists in local museums and galleries, and many are also exhibiting across the country and internationally. Their children grow up with the resources, encouragement and expert advice that can lead them to create incredible work of their own. This exhibition showcases the work of 27 artists' children who really have not fallen far from the tree.

Among them are Raveena Kubly Sellers, age 7, and Voss Kubly Sellers, age 11, the children of artist Nissa Kubly. Voss will show a cyanotype titled "Myself" and Raveena will exhibit "Pattern Explosion," which was created from acrylic and marker on paper.

"It's just my two eyes and a bit of my hair and a bit of my face," Voss said of his piece. "It's a self-portrait of me, basically."

This is the second time Voss has shown his work. He was only 4 when he joined his mother for an exhibition. But he doesn't remember that show well, so this exhibition feels like his first one, leaving him nervous but excited. Raveena said she is also "nervous, kind of."

Both child artists are fans of their mother's work. With an artist for a mother, they have had many opportunities to learn from Nissa.

"We've done little projects with her on the weekends, sometimes," Raveena said.

"We learn a lot about different types of art and how to use them correctly," Voss added.

This family represent just two of the 27 creative young people featured in "Artists' Children." Their work covers a variety of mediums and will be on display in the Young @ Art Gallery inside the Center. Admission is free and the gallery is open daily and during evening performances.

The young artists include Malcom Best, Roosevelt Best, Jasper Boner, Hattierose Briddell, Olive Briddell, Rafael Zero Cohen-Foltyn, Townes Marill-Moore, Vance Marrill-Moore, Enzo Morales, Prado Morales, Isabella Rain Person, Lilliana Grace Pearson, Olivia Plecas, Francesca Rosenthal, Harper Rosenthal, Lia Rothman, Oscar Salenger, Raveena Kubly Sellers, Voss Kubly Sellers, Kora Sidi, Rachel Slack, Riley Slack, Henry Tinapple, Oliver Tinapple, Galiano Uribe, Harper Lou Uribe and Kate Madison Uribe.

They are the children of the following professional artists: Kristin Bauer, Laura Spalding Best, Jeremy Briddell, Brian Boner, Liz Cohen, Cyndi Coon, Saskia Jordá, Nissa Kubly, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Julio César Morales, Lara Plecas, Christina Ramirez, Ken Rosenthal, Aaron Rothman, Rebecca Rothman, Maria Salenger, Matthew Salenger, M. Jenea Sanchez, Randy Slack, David Tinapple and Tessa Windt.

For information about Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach exhibitions and programs visit ScottsdaleArts.org/education.

New Exhibition Features The Work Of Artists' Children

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