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Event

Contemporary Outsider Art : The Global Context

October 23-26, 2014

Venue
The University of Melbourne

Location
Melbourne, Australia


CE partcipates in an internatinal conference held in Melbourne, Australia. 

Creativity Explored Executive Director Amy Taub is participating in Contemporary Outsider Art: The Global Context, an international conference to be held at The University of Melbourne on October 23 - 26, 2014.

Forty years after the term ‘outsider art’ was coined by Roger Cardinal to encompass works by untrained artists who work outside the established artworld, new paradigms and definitions are being sought. The recent increased interest in outsider art has raised a number of significant questions. 

Contemporary Outsider Art: The Global Context proposes an inter-disciplinary exploration of the field, drawing on the experience and knowledge of Australian and international artists, collectors, curators and scholars.

Presenters from different disciplines and backgrounds will engage with three major topic themes, including Artists Collaborate: Crossing the Boundaries of Outsider Art in which Taub is a panelist. Taub is also a roundtable speaker for Experiences of Outsider Art

Event

All Souls: Spirit of the Print Class

October 18, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)

San Francisco, CA 94103

CE Visual Arts Instructor Pam Berry demonstrating foam board printmaking

Join us for the first in a series of integrated art classes at Creativity Explored!

Calling all budding printmakers! CE Visual Arts Instructors and practicing professional artists Pam Berry and Geri Montano will facilitate a foam board printmaking workshop, All Souls: Spirit of the Print, on Saturday, October 18 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the CE studio.

The workshop will begin with a dynamic visual presentation focused on the art of the print. Participants will then be introduced to foam core printmaking materials, techniques, and different stations (inking, drying, etc.), followed by demonstrations, and lots of time to create their own work of art.

A highlight of the class is the participation of several CE studio artists who will demonstrate, assist, and serve as mentors. Workshop printmakers are sure to be encouraged and inspired to create something new!

Artists (beginning, established, and curious) are welcome. Suggested donation of $15 per person. (This class is not for children.)

Space is limited! Please call or e-mail info@creativityexplored.org to reserve your place in the class.

Event

Lit Crawl

October 18, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

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


Join us for the 10th Annual Lit Crawl!

Creativity Explored will be a featured venue for the tenth annual Lit Crawl on October 18, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission Distrcit's Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 101 literary readings, events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more in, bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and a police station. 

A horde of authors from The Writers Studio in San Francisco will use work by artists of Creativity Explored as the influence and ideas for their musings.

This event will feature authors Gail Ford, Laine Harrington, Christina Holmes, Kathie Jacobson, Timur Karaca, and Nichole Wong from the Writers Studio, led by Mark Peterson.

For more information, please visit Lit Crawl.

Event
October 9, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored Gallery and Studio


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

Exotic Alphabet by Richard Wright © 2014 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on canvas, 78 x 96 inches.

Creativity Explored artists investigate individual letters and alphabets as art objects in their own right.

Featured artworks include meticulous studies of the symbols and graphics found within everyday written languages. Illustrated large and small, many of these visual renditions of common linguistic characters are elevated to the artistic realm of landscapes or portrait subjects. According to the curator, Visual Arts Instructor/Studio Manager E. Francis Kohler, "Letters are just as valid a subject matter as a vase of flowers or a bowl of fruit."

Many of the hand-drawn fonts act as personal reflections of the artists who made them. At the same time, the artists' practice of spelling out letters dispels some of the stereotypical assumptions that people with disabilities can't communicate using a written language.

In addition to works on paper, one artist created an animated film whose sole characters are letters that crawl, swoop and bounce across the screen accompanied by the sounds that these letters might make if they could. The only formal words included in the exhibition will be abecedarian signage identifying disability-related terms and the stereotypes associated with them, beginning with "A is for Autism" and ending with "Z is for Zellweger Syndrome."

Curated by E. Francis Kohler.

Participating artists: Laron BickerstaffGabriel MaduenaRichard WrightAnn YamasakiJoe Yuen, and several others.

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 9, 2014

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by The Slow Poisoner 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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