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September 20 - November 15, 2018

Creativity Explored

San Francisco, CA

Monster Jacket by Christina Marie Fong, 2018, permanent and fabric marker on denim jacket

Button up for our new fashion-themed group exhibition, Fabulate!

Following a collaboration with Commes Des Garçons in 2013-14, Creativity Explored returns to the runway with Fabulate!, a group fashion exhibition of raw couture designed with repurposed and deconstructed materials.

Inspired by the innate desire to express oneself through dress, over 50 artists transformed fabric, clothing, and accessories using paint, embroidery, and fiber art into one-of-a-kind statement pieces ready for the street or runway.

The collection includes vibrant hand-painted gowns with abstract patterns, jackets adorned with movie monsters and celebrity portraits, and stylishly upcycled street fashion accessories. The exhibition will also include traditional 2-D artwork inspired by fashion editorial spreads and items of clothing.

Many garments were produced in partnership with the City College of San Francisco Surface Design Class, that has been taking place at the CE studio since 1988.

The curators extend a special thanks to City College of San Francisco!

Opening Reception
 & Fashion Show
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Doors open to the public at 6:45 pm for the fashion show

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Fashion Show MC Sister Rosemary Chicken of the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Music by DJ Eric Montano

Hair and Makeup by Andrea Bolding and Michele Von Colorbox of Barnets Salon

Jewelry by Fiat Lux

Join us at the Creativity Explored studio and gallery for additional programming celebrating the heart and "sew" of Fabulate!

Fabulate a Fascinator Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 2018
from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Fashion Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with SF SNAD
Thursday, November 15, 2018
from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

October 3-27, 2018

Marin Society of Artists Gallery

San Rafael, California

Untitled (Owl Vase) by Paul Gee, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, glazed ceramic sculpture, 10 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches

We're proud to announce that two ceramic vases by Paul Gee will be included in Ingenuity, a juried sculpture and fine arts exhibition hosted by the Marin Society of Artists.

This fall the Marin Society of Artists is putting on a new juried exhibition of ceramics and multimedia works in association with Pacific Rim Sculptures, a chapter of International Sculpture Center. The exhibition includes 42 artists who will be displaying 70 pieces of sculpture and fine crafts in a wide variety of media and style.

When you visit the show be sure not to miss the ceramic owl vases by Paul Gee:

Untitled (Owl Vase) by Paul Gee

Untitled (Owl Vase) by Paul Gee, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, glazed ceramic sculpture, 10 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches

Untitled (Owl Vase) by Paul Gee

Untitled (Owl Vase) by Paul Gee, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, glazed ceramic sculpture, 9.5 x 6 x 6 inches

Opening Reception
Friday, October 12, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
during the second Friday Art Walk in San Rafael

Marin Society of Artists Gallery
1515 3rd Street
San Rafael, CA

About Marin Society of Artists: 
Marin Society of Artists is a non-profit association whose members are dedicated to creating and displaying art, sculpture, and crafts of the highest quality. Our galleries, located in the San Rafael downtown arts district, offer new exhibits every month featuring contemporary and traditional fine art. Works on display include paintings, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, photography, jewelry, wood, and other media.

October 5-29, 2018

Make Studio

Baltimore, MD

We are pleased to announce that four artworks by Creativity Explored artists will be included in Cordially Invited at Make Studio in Baltimore, Maryland this fall.

For Free Fall 2018, Make Studio is pleased to present Cordially Invited, a first-of-its-kind in Baltimore invitational exhibition and set of programming featuring artworks created in more than a dozen innovative U.S. and international studios that serve artists with disabilities.

Cordially Invited celebrates the exciting and thought-provoking art produced in progressive art studios as a way to better appreciate our neuro-diverse world. There will be a central exhibition in Make Studio’s Showroom Gallery as well as a satellite of smaller “pop-up” art displays in partnering venues. Participating artists come from diverse local and more distant studios including Art Enables (DC), Pure Vision Arts (NY), Gateway Arts (MA), Creative Citizens Studios (PA), Open Eye Gallery (MD), Friendship Heart Gallery (PA), Creativity Explored (CA), Studio In-Sight (MD), and World of Art Brut Culture (China). Select works from Make Studio’s roster of 32 artists will also be on display.

Cordially Invited opens to the public on Friday, October 5th and runs until Monday, October 29th. It can be viewed during Make Studio's open hours and by appointment.

Opening Reception
Friday, October 5, 2018
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No RSVP necessary

Additional programming will include an accompanying online gallery, and the following events:

A special installment of PPT Nite on Thursday, October 11th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. No RSVP necessary.

Mixed media workshop on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Led by Make Studio artists, staff, and guests, this interactive workshop will respond to pieces in the exhibition and is suited for all ages and ability levels. RSVPs are requested; please RSVP via Eventbrite and contact info@make-studio.org with any questions.

Expert educational panel discussion on Saturday, October 27th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Centered on representation in the art world, the discussion will include Maxine Taylor (MAXgallery), George Ciscle (Founder, MICA Curatorial Practice), Joy Davis (Waller Gallery), and Cordially Invited artists. No RSVP necessary.

Make Studio

Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

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