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April 11-30, 2020

Creativity Explored

3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

**The Imaginate Saturdays program for people of all ages and abilities at CE1 16th Steet Studio is CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE for artists and members of the public. Please refere to our Response Page for most up to date information.**

Have you ever wanted to join the CE studio? Now is your time.

Join us for Imaginate Saturdays, our weekly inclusive public program that brings CE artists and community members together to make art.

Imaginate Saturdays is a place where people of all ages and abilities can join together to explore the power of creativity. CE artist interns and teaching artists will engage you in a variety of fun, open-ended, and accessible artmaking activities for people at all levels of artistry. No experience needed!

Each Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm participants can explore a mix of open art time and teacher-guided special projects like printmaking, wire sculpture, collaging, and papermaking.

Come IMAGINATE with our artists!

Imaginate Saturdays - Ongoing at the CE Studio
Every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Except major holidays or studio closures (see below)
Free and open to the public -- all are welcome

Imaginate Saturdays Holiday Closures
The CE Gallery & Studio will be open to the public to shop and explore unless otherwise noted.

May 23, 2020
July 4, 2020 (CE Gallery & Studio closed)
September 5, 2020
November 28, 2020
December 26, 2020

Gallery & Studio Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

April 2, 2020
*CANCELED* 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Scully Black Box at SFAI Fort Mason Campus

Pier 2 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Photo courtesy Ana Teresa Fernández

***The Artist Talk with Ana Teresa Fernández and Creativity Explored previously scheduled for April 2 is canceled. We are exploring a future event with SFAI. For updates on CE events and exhibitions, visit our response page here.

San Francisco Art Institute and Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá is closed to the public until further notice. Please refer to sfai.edu for up to date information.***

Join Ana Teresa Fernández and artists of Creativity Explored in discussion about their project Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá at SFAI Fort Mason as part of their Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.

In this talk, Ana Teresa Fernández will discuss her collaboration with over 50 artists with developmental disabilities from Creativity Explored. Hear Fernández and Creativity Explored artists and teachers describe their art-making process – and the inspiration behind Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá, their new immersive installation.

Fernández, who received her MFA in 2006 and taught at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), facilitated more than 15 art-making workshops in 2019 at Creativity Explored as a visiting artist-in-residence, exploring ideas of movement, migration, home, and place with CE artists.

In the process, she became increasingly interested in their individual visual vocabularies and intricate mark-making practices. The result of this extensive collaborative process is Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá, on view through April 26 at SFAI Fort Mason Campus.

Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá is generously supported by Kenneth Rainin FoundationGrants for the ArtsNational Endowment for the ArtsKoret Foundation and California Arts Council.

Event Details

Thursday, April 2nd | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Scully Gray Box at SFAI Fort Mason Campus

General Information
Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá will be on view through April 26, 2020.

San Francisco Art Institute – Fort Mason’s galleries are open to the public Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm and are located on Pier 2 within Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

Galleries are free to the public. For more information, the public may visit sfai.edu or call (415) 749-4563.

About Ana Teresa Fernández

Ana Teresa Fernández, born in 1981 in Tampico, Mexico, lives and works in San Francisco. Her work explores the politics of intersectionality through time-based actions and social gestures, translated into masterful oil paintings, installations, and videos.
Within her work, performance becomes a tool for investigation as strong feminist undercurrents flow together with post-colonial rhetoric. Through her work, the artist illuminates the psychological and physical barriers that define gender, race, and class in Western society and the global south.

Fernández has exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Humboldt State University, Eureka, CA; the Tijuana Biennial, Tijuana, Mexico; Snite Museum at Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA and The Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA.

Her work has been collected by institutions such the Denver Art Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, and Kadist Art Foundation. The Headlands Center for the Arts granted Fernández the Tournesol Award in 2008 and her films have been screened at festivals internationally including, but not limited to, MADRID International Film Festival, Madrid, Spain, Claremont Film Festival, Claremont-Ferrand, France, the International Frauen Film Festival, Dortmund, Germany, the Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego, CA, and the Honolulu Film Festival, Honolulu, HI. In 2018, Fernández’s solo exhibition for Gallery Wendi Norris’s offsite exhibition in Miami will travel to the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University and be accompanied by a publication.


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