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Event

San Francisco Girls Chorus at CE

December 20, 2014
3:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)
 San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco Girls Chorus Performing in the CE Studio in March 2014

Celebrate the season with a holiday performance by San Francisco Girls Chorus and discounted shopping at CE. 

CE celebrates our past collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus with a holiday performance on December 20, 2014 at 3 pm. Last March, the Girls Chorus commissioned Creativity Explored artists to create 50 cut-out animal props for the chorus' dramatic concert production of Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood), a modern adaption of a 15th cenutry myster play, that was performed at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco as the headliner for the SFGC's 35th anniversary gala dinner and auction.

The Level IV Ensemble of the Chorus School conducted by Elizabeth Avakian will perform holiday music selections. The performance will occur in conjunction with our Annual Holiday Art Sale, for which we have filled the window with selections from the commissioned cut-out animal artworks. Listen to the Girls Chorus while shopping for last-minute holidays gifts with 20% off original artwork and free gift wrapping with purchase of paper. 

Event

They are full of holy...

December 13, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Venue
Arc Gallery

Location
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tricycle by Pablo Calderon © 2012 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic and marker on wood, 27.5 x 32 inches.

Exhibition of artwork by six veteran CE artists at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco. 

Work from the Creativity Explored archives will be on view at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco, in They are full of holy..., a group exhibition highlighting the work of six artists who have worked in the studio for almost a decade or more. The selected artists have exhibited internationally and nationally and represent a diverse range of subject matter such as shoes, trucks, bikes, cakes,portraits, poetry, and personal experiences.

Laron Bickerstaff (b.1971), a studio artist at CE since 2007, is influenced by pop culture and brands. His love of brands translates into drawing through radiant and colorful renderings of shoes. 

A CE studio artist since 2002, Pablo Calderon (b. 1952) is fascinated with forms of transportation creating elegant, vivid depictions of bicycles and large, bird’s-eye views of trucks flattened out into map-like abstraction. 

Deceptively sweet, Camille Holvoet’s (b. 1952) work draws on remembrances of life’s anxieties and forbidden desires. Her luscious oil pastel drawings of cakes, pies, and pastries are an expression of her relentless introspection. Holvoet has been a CE studio artist since 2001. 

Vincent Jackson (b.1961) is one of the most prolific and longest practicing artists at Creativity Explored working in the studio since 1984. In his oil pastel's of figures and faces, Jackson breaks the human form into geometric shapes filled with heavy impasto of layered color.

Text functions as the basis of of John Patrick McKenzie’s (b.1962) practice, and is used for both its visual and scriptural qualities. The crowding and shape of the closed and filled intricacies of his calligraphy add depth and material to the work, and allow it to serve simultaneously as a visual image and as poetry. McKenzie has been a CE studio artist since 1989. 

A CE artist since 1988, James Miles (b.1957) is known for his ink drawings of miniature scenes that tell stories from everyday life. His miniature scenes unusually combine perspectives, blurring the limits of inside/outside, near/far, small/large, male/female, and past/present to entice the viewer/listener into the paradoxically immense spaces of his diminutive artwork.

In exhibiting work by six prolific veteran Creativity Explored artists, They are full of holy... at the Arc Gallery, showcases the dynamic artists working at CE. 

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here

Catalog Release/Closing Reception
Thursday, January 8, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 pm  

Arc Gallery
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Arc Gallery Hours
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturdays, 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31, and Thursday, January 1. 
 

Event

CE Shopping Day at Modern Appealing Clothing

December 10, 2014
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Venue
Modern Appealing Clothing

Location
Hayes Valley and Dogpatch Boutiques

MAC Clothing Boutique

CE Shopping Day at Modern Appealing Clothing.

High-end clothing retailer, Modern Appealing Clothing, is hosting a CE shopping day in both their Hayes Valley and Dogpath boutiques on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Not only is MAC is offering 20% off apparel, 20% of all proceeds will be contributed to Creativity Explored. 

Hayes Valley Location:
387 Grove Street (at Gough)
415.863.3011 

Dogpatch Location:
1003 Minnesota Street (at 22nd)
415.285.2805

Event

Shoes at 455 Market

December 9, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue
455 Market Lobby Gallery

Location
455 Market at First Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105


Artworks included in Shoerageous on view at the 455 Market Street Lobby Gallery. 

Selected works from the recent exhibition, Shoerageous, will be on view at the 455 Market Lobby Gallery (December 8, 2014 - January 2, 2015) in an exhibition organized by Bonnie Earls-Solari, Art Advisory Servies. The exhibition titled Shoes, showcases how sneakers, slippers, clogs, boots, pumps, and other forms of footwear have similarly inspired Creativity Explored’s artists. Through many media forms (ceramic, air dry clay, cardboard cutouts), and the wide array of footware depicted in Shoes is displayed in several vitrines located throughout the lobby.

Celebrate the season with music, champagne, and light hors d'oeuvres at the opening reception on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Opening Reception
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
5:00  to 7:00 pm

455 Market Lobby Gallery 
455 Market at First Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 

Event

2014 Annual Holiday Art Sale

December 5, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero) San Francisco, Ca 94103

Collection of animal artworks by CE artists © 2014 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.

The 2014 Annual Holiday Art Sale at Creativity Explored is an art lover’s shopping extravaganza.

This year we’re giving 20% off all original artwork! (NOTE: Discount does not apply to online store orders or products.)

Whether you are looking for a gift for the animal lover, the athlete, art connoisseur, or the foodie, Creativity Explored has you covered this holiday season with discounted shopping and uncommon gift ideas in the form of original art or unique art-fully designed products.

The studio is filled with original art prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 135 artists—including unique pieces saved for this very occasion.

Plus, this year’s exciting limited-edition art products include a kid’s t-shirt with Gordon Chin’s Giant Donut; a tote bag featuring Richard Wright’s Exotic Alphabet; a black hoodie with Laron Bickerstaff’s popular work, PEACE; a colorful notecard pack of American Sign Language (ASL) drawings created by Bickerstaff; hand painted scarves; bright wrapping paper; and, useful writing journals. Do all your holiday shopping in one place, while supporting artists with developmental disabilities.

Reminder: One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork goes directly to the artist!

Opening Reception
*
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Douce Ambiance.
 
*FREE parking available at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.



Opening Weekend
Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Extended Gallery Hours
Monday - Tuesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

*Donor Preview
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

To become a donor, click here.

Event

2014 Annual Holiday Art Sale - PREVIEW RECEPTION

December 4, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero) San Francisco, CA 94103

Collection of animal artworks by CE artists © 2014 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.

Preview Reception - Thursday, December 4.

If you're a current donor or one of CE's special VIPs, you'll get early access to the 2014 Annual Holiday Art Sale with admission to our PREVIEW RECEPTION on Thursday, December 4. As a gesture of sincere appreciation for our community supporters, this reception gives special guests the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts before we open to the public on Friday, December 5. 

This year we’re giving 20% off all original artwork! We have a huge selection of original art that will work for every budget, as well as some exciting new products featuring work by CE artists. NOTE: Discount does not apply to online store orders or products.

Reminder: One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork goes directly to the artist!

Preview Reception*
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Music by Douce Ambiance.
*To become a donor, click here.

Free parking available at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.



EXTENDED GALLERY HOURS
Monday - Tuesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Featured Events

San Francisco Girls Chorus at CE
December 20, 2014
3:00 pm

Celebrate the season with a holiday performance by San Francisco Girls Chorus and discounted shopping at CE.  CE celebrates our past collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus with a...


They are full of holy... Catalog Release/ Closing Reception
January 8, 2015
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Catalog release and closing reception for They are full of holy... at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco.  The Arc Gallery, San Francisco, is hosting a catalog release and closing reception for T...


Daniel Green: Days of Our Lives
January 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Daniel Green's first solo exhibiton. Days of Our Lives is the first solo exhibition of work by San Francisco native, Daniel Green, opening January 15, 2015. Green (b.1985) joined the s...