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September 19 - November 7, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Guitar, Detail) by John Iwaszewicz, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on particle board. Untitled (Hands, Work in Progress) by Joseph

In a tumultuous political climate, the voices of artists on the margin continue to provide unique perspectives and insight into navigating the distinctly American tensions of race, class, nationality, and identity.

Local artists, curators, and brothers Victor Cartagena and Carlos Cartagena center the voices of CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and John Iwaszewicz in this new exhibition to draw upon their unique creative processes to explore, connect, and share their visions of resistance.

"It’s been a learning experience for me following the creative dialogue of Joseph Green and John Iwaszewicz, seeing them work side-by-side.  Their collaboration has shed light on how each one expresses concerns and reflections on life and society," Teaching Artist and curator Victor Cartagena explains, speaking about the process behind the exhibition. "The result is novel and unexpected and may challenge traditional expectations when it comes to art produced by Creativity Explored artists."

Fragments + Resistance features new paintings, drawings, multimedia sculptures and installations by Green and Iwaszewicz that challenge viewers to elevate and include the voices of artists with developmental disabilities in the critical discussions about America today and into the future.



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

Opening Reception - Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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September 26, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Venue
Katz Snyder Gallery at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Location
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Xanda's Lion Justice and Anti-Trophy Hunt Flan Plate by Yukari Sakura, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on paper, 18 x 24 inches. Title illustrated by Yukari Sakura.

We are thrilled to partner with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) on a scrumptuos exhibition at the Katz Snyder Gallery.

Big Bellies celebrates food at large, a popular subject at the Creativity Explored studios. This expansive collection sparks a larger conversation around cultural identity, family traditions, class, and nourishment.

Playing off the theme of artistic beauty in food, Big Bellies features work by 18 Creativity Explored artists who include food as visual or conceptual elements.

From quintessential desserts to arrays of fruits and vegetables, from hyper-processed packaged food to simple bowls of rice, the representation of food in Big Bellies goes beyond classical still-life, the food items are more than metaphorical messages, but reflections on identity and tradition.

A visually finger-licking adventure, Big Bellies provokes the senses and tempts visitors to
expand their aesthetic diet.

 


Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free - RSVP requested. Please RSVP here.

The Katz Snyder Gallery is located on the second floor of the JCCSF and is open:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday - Sunday: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm



About the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877. Open to all, JCCSF programs and services include a 45,000 square-foot Fitness Center, world-class performances and lectures, three outstanding preschoolsart and ceramics classes for children and adults, Jewish education classes and workshopsholiday celebrations and so much more!

For more information visit: www.jccsf.org


October 1 - November 1, 2019

Venue
Black & Blue Tattoo

Location
381 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA

Untitled (Koi Tattoo) by Nita Hicks, 2014 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, graphite and watercolor on paper

We're excited to partner with our neighbors, Black & Blue Tattoo, to present a new exhibition featuring tattoo-themed artwork by Creativity Explored artists.

The exhibition will feature ink-worthy original work by Andrew BixlerDaniel Green, Nita Hicks, Camille Holvoet, Andrew LiJohn Patrick McKenzieJose Nuñez, Miyuki Tsurukawa, and Gerald Wiggins.

Drop by the shop during the month of October to catch the exhibition and get inspired by CE art for your next tattoo!



Black & Blue Tattoo
381 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA

Store Hours
Monday - Sunday
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

October 4-31, 2019

Venue
Make Studio

Location
Baltimore, MD


We are honored to participate in the second edition of Cordially Invited, a group exhibition including artwork from around the world made by artists working at centers like Creativity Explored. The expansive exhibition is organized by Make Studio and will be on display at Schwing Art Center as well as other pop-up locations around Baltimore.

If you're in Baltimore this October be sure to check out work by Evelyn Reyes, Hung Kei Shiu, and Ana Maria Vidalon.

Make Studio will also be organizing a digital exhibition where you can find more information about all the centers participating. You can view the digital exhibition here.


Make Studio
Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

October 5-29, 2019

Venue
Jack Fischer Gallery - Minnesota Street Project

Location
Gallery 211, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

Chocolate Hostess Cupcakes (in the little bakeshop way) by Camille Holvoet, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches

We are proud to announce a new solo exhibition of work by Camille Holvoet at Jack Fischer Gallery (Minnesota Street Project). The exhibition includes a sweet sampling of Holvoet's drawings and paintings featuring her iconic totems -- cakes, desserts, crossed-eyes, and of course, Ferris Wheels.

Curator and gallery owner Jack Fischer states the exhibition aims to show "a comprehensive story of who she is."

The exhibition is on view from October 5 to October 29, 2019.



Join us to celebrate the exhibition and experience the world of Camille Holvoet with the artist herself!

Artist Reception
Saturday, October 5
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Saturday - 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesdays by appointment
*First Saturdays of the month open until 8:00 pm

Gallery 211
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

October 15, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Venue
InCommon at LinkedIn Headquarters

Location
222 2nd Street, San Francisco

Self Portrait by Nita Hicks, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, pencil and watercolor on paper, 19.5 x 15.5 inches

Inspired by the professional profiles on the LinkedIn platform, we are proud to present a new exhibition in which artists with developmental disabilities envision themselves, their peers, and other famous artists in their own unique visual vocabularies.

Presented with egalitarian vision in the new InCommon community engagement space at the LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco, the exhibition offers viewers a new perspective of Creativity Explored  artists as they create and celebrate their own artistic identities.

The exhibition promotes homogeneity between artists, placing side by side Picasso, Yayoi Kusama and Creativity Explored artists, such as Nita Hicks and Steven Liu, manifesting a more inclusive and expansive definition of the “art creator.”

To see the exhibit, simply check with the reception desk in the lobby of the LinkedIn building during regular business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Featured artists include: Eric Boysaw, Kevin Chu, Peter Delira,Christina Marie Fong, Daniel Green, Joseph “JD” Green, Nita Hicks,Loren King, Steven Liu, John Patrick McKenzie, Jason Monzon,Cheryle Rutledge, Joe Yuen, Yang “Buurin” Yu Zhen

 Shop and view the exhibition on Artsy


InCommon Launch & Opening Reception
Join us on Tuesday, October 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for a special event celebrating the launch of InCommon at LinkedIn. Free with RSVP. More information about the program, plus RSVP here.


About Creativity Explored & LinkedIn
To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and programs at no cost! Linkedin is featuring artwork from local nonprofit, Creativity Explored, with all of the proceeds going to their artists. This space serves as a vital connection point for Bay Area nonprofits to achieve their missions and better connect with Linkedin and their Social Impact programs.

We are thrilled to be partnering with LinkedIn as a resident in their new InCommon Community Engagement Space. During our residency, we will be hosting a series of exhibitions of CE artwork for LinkedIn staff, visitors, and the nonprofits that will utilize the space for meetings and special events.

Join us for our next Art-Making and Gallery Pop-Up Event on October 26, 2019 form 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. More info and details here.

InCommon Community Engagement Space at LinkedIn Headquarters
222 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Featured Events

InCommon Launch Event and Opening Reception for See Me With My Own Eyes
October 15, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

We invite you to join us for a special evening celebrating the launch of the InCommon community engagement space at LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco, where Creativity Explored is in residency.&n...


Imaginate Saturdays - October 19
October 19, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to join the CE studio? Now is your time. Creativity Explored is proud to announce Imaginate Saturdays, our new weekly public program that brings CE artists and community mem...


October Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at Linkedin
October 23, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, Linkedin has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and...


ArtSpan Open Studios 2019 - Extended Hours
October 26-27, 2019
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

We're excited to participate in the annual ArtSpan Open Studios in San Francisco. To celebrate, Creativity Explored will be open for extended hours on October 26 & 27 (Saturday & Sunday) from ...


Preparing Guitar - Interactive Music Workshop & Performance
November 2, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Preparing Guitar is a workshop and performance-based exploration of identity in and through sound, inspired by Fragments + Resistance and the show’s recurrent musical themes, hosted by musi...