Center Space gallery at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd Street
Visions ’21 features 34 works of art by local high school students who participate in Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation’s Visions program. Visions is a multi-visit, invitational visual arts program that has been provided to metro Phoenix area teens for 22 years. The program aims to cultivate the development of teen social and mental well-being while enhancing social connections, opening dialogue and promoting tolerance and confidence. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 13. Center Space gallery at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale. For more information, or to view a virtual version of the exhibition, visit ScottsdaleArtsLearning.org/
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During a typical school year, Visions students from five high schools would attend monthly workshops conducted by professional artists, tour the University of Arizona School of Art and connect with exhibitions offered by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). This past year, all these activities were virtual because of the pandemic.
"The virtual setting of the program turned out to be a more comfortable space for some of the students, who shared intimate stories without fear of judgment, connected with students from other schools and discovered a different kind of creative space," said Brittany Arnold, teen and family coordinator for Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, in a statement. "It gave them an opportunity to commiserate about the struggles of the pandemic without stifling their humanity and creativity while also building resilience that will be beneficial to them after high school."