Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week in Metro Phoenix

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Thursday, January 10: Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day Screening @ SMoCA Lounge
There's great danger in underestimating a powerful pair. Creative duos are responsible for much of the world's progress in politics, science, arts, and culture. While both names may not go down in the history books, both parties know that as much courage goes into presenting and taking credit (and consequence) for the idea as pushing the creative process and getting the idea down on paper.

In British design, Robin and Lucienne Day are household names. The couple took England by storm after World War II with a new, modern perspective on furniture and textile. Many books and films have paid tribute to the Days, but Murray Grigor's Contemporary Days captures the couple's personal and professional relationship and growth, as well as their impact on the design world, for more than 70 years. Price: $7 -- By Claire Lawton

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Friday, January 11: "Creature - Man - Nature" @ Mesa Contemporary Arts
Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, and Mary Shindell are no strangers to collaborating with each other. The three artists are all staples in the Phoenix arts community. While their individual styles and media are very different, the imagery they've created for their latest three-woman show, "Creature - Man - Nature," creates a common bond.

According to the artists, Lavender will present her latest drawings of woodland creatures in constructed landscapes, Martinez will show her intricate portraits and studies of the human form, and Shindell will explore the textures and movements of plant forms through sculpture and mixed media. Price: Free -- By Claire Lawton

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