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The Art of Visual Journaling

April 29, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Detail of Diary 2 by Michael Napper

Join us for a one-of-a-kind visual journal workshop led by artist and instructor, Michael Napper.

Weaving together journaling and art, this class offers participants a unique opportunity to explore a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, printing, collaging, and more. This three-month workshop will leave you with a new understanding of the intersections between imagination and making, sharpened observational skills, and a newfound love of journaling. Plus, studio artists Gerald Wiggins and Joseph “JD” Green will assist via their artistic expertise.

No prior knowledge or skills required (ages 15 and over).

The Art of Visual Journaling
February  4, 2017 through April 29, 2017 (6 sessions)

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fees and Materials
$150 full 6-session course; $30 drop-in per class

- Must bring your own journal or sketchbook, no smaller than 8 x 10 inches. Heavy paper recommended. (Journals also can be purchased at Creativity Explored.)

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

You will walk away with:

  • A sketchbook of your very own drawings, collages, written and drawn observations

  • A collaborative experience with artists who have developmental disabilities

  • A set of new art making skills including: printing, painting, stamp-making, and monotyping

  • New ways of observing and recording the world including particular methods of sketching, writing, data collecting, and collaging

  • A deeper exploration of one’s own artistic abilities

Course Schedule

Class 1 (Saturday February 4, 2017):  Introduction to Creative Journaling & Experimentation

Class 2 (Saturday February 18, 2017):  Painting, Group Activities, & Wordplay

Class 3 (Saturday March 4, 2017): Interview with a Younger & Older Self

Class 4 (Saturday April 15, 2017): Collage, A Walk through the Mission, and A Visit by a Book Artist

Class 5 (Saturday April 29, 2017): Book as Sculptural Objects and Self Publishing

Michael Napper is a visual artist, painter, and photographer. He has been making visual journals for the past 35 years. Utilizing a variety of techniques, Napper melds together an assortment of diverse mediums and ideas into his creative journaling practice. Through his process-based work, Napper finds the freedom to experiment without fear, examines the personal and the past, connects disciplines, and fosters growth between himself and his surroundings.

 

 

 

April 29, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue
Theory Jackson Square

Location
412 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA


You're invited!

Theory and Creativity Explored invite you to a private shopping night featuring the Spring/Summer 2017 men's and women's collections, plus a viewing of drawings by Evelyn Reyes.

Theory will donate 10% of pre-tax sales from full-priced Theory merchandise sold during the event to Creativity Explored!

We hope you can join us for this fun evening of great art and fashion.

RSVP by April 28 to jacksonsquare@theory.com

Theory - Jackson Square Location
412 Jackson Street
415.863.3011

April 20, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue
Parlor

Location
235 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Assemblahge III) by Charlie Barthelet © 2011 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media, 12 x 11 x 10 inches

Work by Creativity Explored artists included in experimental pop-up art retail space in the Mission.

Charlie BartheletPeter Cordova, Jessenia GarciaClaus GroegerMaribel GuzmanJosué Izquierdo, Loren King, and Hung Kei Shiu are all exhibiting work at Parlor, an experimental pop-up art space opening Thursday, April 20.

A project by Oak + Fog and curator Arianne Gelardin, Parlor is an off-shoot of StoreFrontLab, the undertaking of long-time Creativity Explored supporters David Baker and Yosh Asato. Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse, Parlor is an experimental hybrid retail concept integrating the work of local artists and designers into its form and function. An uplifting, sensory setting, Parlor invites the community to stop in, meet new people and experience an evolving collection of artwork.

The spring-summer pop-up will feature a rotating selection of painting and sculpture, unique furniture, tableware, house plants and provisions. 

Much like Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD restaurant (SoHo, 1971-1974), Parlor is both a retail business and an artistic “intervention in an urban setting.” Parlor’s low-standing communal table encourages visitors to subtly engage with one another, overhearing fragments of conversation and stealing glances with strangers. Special events—such as live music, artist talks, or film screenings—cultivate more direct engagement.

Come support artists working at Creativity Explored by checking out this innovative and thought-provoking space!

 


Exhibition Dates
April 20, 2017 to July 30, 2017 

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Parlor
235 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Open Hours: 
Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Closed Monday 




Art Changes Lives 2017

April 13, 2017
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Venue
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled Dipych by Hung Kei Shiu © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Don't miss this annual celebration to benefit Creativity Explored.*

This fun and fabulous evening includes dinner, wine, and bidding on original artwork by Creativity Explored artists and special auction packages.

Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Dinner & Live Auction 
7:15 pm to 10:00 pm

Tickets available here!
$250 per seat
Tables for 10 begin at $2,750

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
If you’re interested in securing an individual or corporate sponsorship, please contact Ruth Marcus at 415-863-2108 or ruthmarcus@creativityexplored.org.

Lead Sponsor
Gail McCabe

Business Table Sponsor

Individual Table Sponsors
Edward Baba & George Bradley
Lynne Blair
Cahill Contractors
CRI
Emily Dubin & Chris Russell
Bari & Frank Havlik
Bari Havlik / Mary Coughlin
Craig Hazenfield & Ralph Scala
John Jordan & Jessa Chin
Hannah Kahn
Tancredi Mauro & Jeannette Revel-Mauro
Eva & Mike Monroe
Michael Moore
Larry & Sergio Nibbi
Chris Ospital / Kris Twining
Gregory Price & Wayne Osborne
David Prowler & Simone Perez
Dave & Jean Rozzi
Meg Spriggs
Gargi Talukder
Sam Tripodi & Matt Rolandson
Vanguard Properties
Cheryl & Charles Ward

Event Committee
Edward Baba
George Bradley
David Hansen
Bari Havlik
Ruth Marcus
Stephanie Rudd

*Art Changes Lives directly supports our mission to advance the value and diversity of artistic expression. Thanks to the proceeds of this event, Creativity Explored is able to provide artists with developmental disabilities the means to create, exhibit, and sell their art in our studios and gallery, and around the world.

facia obscura

April 8, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Venue
Jack Fischer Gallery

Location
1275 Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 94107

Untitled #166 acrylic on magazine page, 10.75 x 8 inches, Untitled #165, acrylic on magazine page, 13 x 10 inches, Untitled #169, acrylic on magazine page, 10.75 x 8 inches. All works © 2005 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC

Jack Fischer Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works on paper by Douglas Sheran.

Douglas Sheran worked at Creativity Explored from 1993 until 2008 where he would render his preferred subjects (figures and animals) in pencil, ink, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and ceramics. Sheran’s drawings capture the strength and essence of the subject rather than the minute detail. He is able to employ a few lyrical lines to convey form and movement.

Playing with the human form, Sheran created a series of works in which he painted over female figures found in magazines. Gestural yet subdued, in each work, Sheran captures the shape of the female figure with minimal strokes.

Sheran also developed a suite of portraits of the crew of the Enterprise from Star Trek. These bold, graphic images suggests Andy Warhol’s silk screened grids of celebrities. Working in acrylic on sheets of acetate placed over reference images of the characters, Sheran arrived at an approximate yet expressive and singular version of each personage. These colorful images were then overlaid onto backgrounds of illustration board that the artist hand painted with washes of acrylic paint.

Selections from these bodies of work will be on view at the Jack Fischer Gallery April 8 to May 27, 2017. To see images, click here.

Opening Reception 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Jack Fischer Gallery
1275 Minnesota Street Project
San Francisco, CA 94107

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday
11:30 am to 5:30 pm
(First Saturdays open until 8:00 pm)

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