SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — Whether they use paint, pencils, fabric, glass, jewelry or beads, one group pf Scottsdale artists is using its collective talents to help in the battle against cancer.
[SLIDESHOW: Works by the Artists of Scottsdale Ranch]
This weekend, 24 Arizona artists are coming together for an art show and silent auction to benefit the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth in Scottsdale. The center is known throughout the Southwest for its commitment to providing personalized cancer care. Located on the Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus, the center also is known for its innovative combination of community oncology services, academic medicine and genomic cancer research.
It’s been said that sooner or later cancer touches everyone, at least to some degree. Such is the case with many of the displaying artists, beginning with the founding artist, Sharon Martin, a cancer survivor whose diagnosis coincided with the 2009 inaugural show. “We aren’t labeling this a charity event,” says Martin. Maertin is actually the artist behind a sculpture depicting a post-treatment female torso that’s displayed in the lobby of the Piper Center.
The “Artists of Scottsdale Ranch” art show and silent auction takes place Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. for 4 p.m. at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center. At the show, art lovers will find everything from pastels and acrylics to watercolors and black and white photos. Unique sculptures will be showcased as well as delicate glass-blown pieces, luxurious jewelry and colorful beadwork.
All the work is one of a kind. One artist, Sheila Schneider, has been a pastellist and jeweler for many years and teaches pastels at the Scottsdale Senior Center. Another artist, Jacki Cohen, specializes in glass. She is “inspired by all that surrounds her” and is constantly re-envisioning ordinary objects into glass creations.
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Admission to the art show and auction is free, and refreshments will be provided.
Scottsdale Ranch Community Center
10585 N. 100th St., Scottsdale
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Scottsdale Ranch Community Center is located on the southeast corner of Shea Blvd. and 100th Street.
More information is available online and on Facebook.
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