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September 11 - November 3, 2020

Venue
Online

Location
Creativity Explored Artsy


View the exhibition online
Untitled (Uncle Sam Hat Pig) by Miyuki Tsurukawa, 2018, glazed ceramic sculpture, 7.25 x 4.5 x 5 inches | Stars in exhibition title by Lucinda Addison

 

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Who is the we in "We the People"?


The Good American
 is a celebration of the American spirit, featuring the work of Creativity Explored artists with developmental disabilities. Bookended by the anniversary of 9/11 and Election Day, November 3, the exhibition reflects on the people who made our country what it is today while providing uplifting, and sometimes satirical, commentary on the 2020 election cycle.

To celebrate the participatory nature of our republic, Creativity Explored is offering a series of programs and guerrilla activities with CE artists and the public. CE artists and community members will join to spark interest in civic participation, with art as a medium to mutual understanding and inclusion

Program topics include disability rights, accessibility, the 2020 census, voter registration, and an activist art-making project with Ana Teresa Fernández about immigration, identity and self-representation.

Artwork included in the exhibition will be available for sale on the CE Artsy page from September 11 to November 3, with 50% of proceeds benefiting artists directly.

Featured Artists: Zachary Adams*, Lucinda Addison, Ming Choi, Whitman Donaldson*, Ricardo Estella*, Christina Marie Fong, Daniel Green, Joseph "JD" Green, Isaias Gomez*, Nita Hicks, Camille Holvoet, Jesus Huezo*, Walter Kresnik, Ade Lewis, James Miles, John Patrick McKenzie, Jason Monzon*, Thomas Pringle*, Joseph Omolayole*, Sara O'Sullivan*, Irene Rivas*, Kate Thompson, Miyuki Tsurukawa, Rory White, Mignon Wilson*

Register for the exhibition to get immediate access when it goes live!

Get our Community Action Kit

Register above to receive access to the digital Good American Community Action Kit, including artful downloadable activities, accessible information about voting and the census, social media graphics, Zoom backgrounds and more!

The Community Action Kit will go live online when the exhibition launches on CE's Artsy page on September 11.

Registered guests will receive an email with links to the kit when the exhibition goes live.

Schedule of Events

All events are free but donations are encouraged. Registration for each event is required. Follow the links below to get tickets and see more information.

VIRTUAL DONOR PREVIEW & CURATOR TALK

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | starting at 5:30 PM (PDT)

Creativity Explored donors will receive a special invite to join curator Cléa Massiani and the CE community for an exclusive live virtual preview of the exhibition. Participating donors will get early access to a curated lot of artwork before the exhibition goes live on the CE Artsy page.

Already got your invitation with your VIP Donor Code? RSVP here.

COME TO YOUR CENSUS ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 | starting at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Join us for a conversation about the role of art in the most democratic process our country offers – the census.

Panelists include artist and CE collaborator Ana Teresa Fernández, Art+Action Coalition representatives Amy Kisch (Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact) and Brittany Ficken (Executive Producer and Project Director), Adrienne Pon (Executive Director of San Francisco's Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs), and a special guest from the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability.

Moderated by exhibition curator Cléa Massiani

RSVP for the Panel Discussion on September 15

IMAGINATE SATURDAY WORKSHOP: SOMOS / WE ARE

with ANA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | starting at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Join Creativity Explored artists and teachers for an interactive art-making workshop with artist and CE collaborator Ana Teresa Fernández. Fernández will lead us in a special art-making project centering immigration, identity and self-representation. Participants can use any art materials on hand to join in. All ages and abilities are welcome.

RSVP for the SOMOS Workshop on September 26

Featured Events

The Good American - Virtual Donor Preview & Curator Talk
September 10, 2020
Starting at 5:30 PM (PDT)

Creativity Explored donors will receive a special invite to join curator Cléa Massiani and the CE community for an exclusive live virtual preview of the exhibition. Participating donors will ge...


The Good American - View online Sept 11
September 11 - November 3, 2020

  What does it mean to be a good citizen? Who is the we in "We the People"? The Good American is a celebration of the American spirit, featuring the work of Cr...


Come to Your Census Artists: Panel Discussion - The Good American
September 15, 2020
Starting at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Join us for a conversation about the role of art in the most democratic process our country offers – the census. Panelists include artist and CE collaborator Ana Teresa Fernández,&n...


SOMOS: Imaginate Saturdays Workshop with Ana Teresa Fernández - The Good American
September 26, 2020
Starting at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Join Creativity Explored artists and teachers for an interactive art-making workshop with artist and CE collaborator Ana Teresa Fernández. Fernández will lead us in a special a...