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July 19, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (People Sitting in Tree) by Gerald Wiggins, © 2014 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, digital drawing on Wacom tablet

Join us for the opening reception of Everything is Quiet, the first solo exhibition of work by Gerald Wiggins.

Gerald Wiggins' (b. 1968) depictions of human figures, animal life, and fantastical creatures are stunningly accomplished. Working with colored pencil, marker, graphite, and watercolor, as with digital printmaking software, Wiggins draws with a precise and controlled line, carefully coloring to convey detail.

Occasionally, key portions of a figure or natural element are left unfinished, or isolated parts are collected together in a single piece; these techniques add visual playfulness to his style. “I like the feeling of making something in your head that doesn’t exist," Wiggins says, "to make it real.” Wiggins also creates ceramic sculptures, from frightening vampiric characters to a rotating cast of life-like city dwellers he calls "the crew." This exhibition features a wide range of his most recent work and host of ceramic figures from all walks of life.

Wiggins joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2008. He co-curated Shoerageous in 2014, an exhibition featuring shoes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Learn more about Wiggins in this video, which debuted at the annual fundraising gala, Art Changes Lives 2017.

Curated by Visual Arts Instructor Gilles Combet and Studio Director Paul Moshammer.



Opening Reception

Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

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

Music by DJ Sergio Fadasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco)

Beer provided by:

Fort Point Beer Company

World of Frida Opening Reception and Frida Fest

July 8, 2018
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue
Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts

Location
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Frida on White Bench by Nickolas Muray, 1939, digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, 14.75 x 10 inches

We're thrilled to announce that a portrait by Selene Perez will be included in World of Frida

¡Viva la Frida!

Join us for a fun party to celebrate the opening of the summer exhibition The World of Frida at Bedford Gallery! Watch designers hit the runway in the Frida Fashion Show, and all are welcome to participate in our Frida Lookalike Contest. Shop the outdoor mercado featuring unique items inspired by Frida. Everyone gets a free Frida button! Light refreshments provided.

Program
Party: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Lookalike Contest: 3:30 PM
Frida Fashion Show: 4:00 PM

SPECIAL Party Admission: Adults $10, Youth (13-17) $5, Children 12 and under are free. Free for Bg Members.

For tickets please follow this link.



The World of Frida
 weaves juried and invitational shows that reference the artist, partnered with a national traveling photography exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, which features 46 vintage photographs of Frida. Over 140 artists will bring the world of Frida to life in the gallery this summer! On view July 8 – September 16.

Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Featured Events

Everything is Quiet Opening Reception
July 19, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of Everything is Quiet, the first solo exhibition of work by Gerald Wiggins. Gerald Wiggins' (b. 1968) depictions of human figures, animal life, and fantasti...