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Exhibition

They are full of holy...

December 13, 2014 - January 10, 2015

Venue
Arc Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

Tricycle by Pablo Calderon © 2012 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic and marker on wood, 27.5 x 32 inches.

Exhibition of artwork by six veteran CE artists at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco. 

Work from the Creativity Explored archives will be on view at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco, in They are full of holy..., a group exhibition highlighting the work of six artists who have worked in the studio for almost a decade or more. The selected artists have exhibited internationally and nationally and represent a diverse range of subject matter such as shoes, trucks, bikes, cakes, portraits, poetry, and personal experiences.

Laron Bickerstaff (b.1971), a studio artist at CE since 2007, is influenced by pop culture and brands. His love of brands translates into drawing through radiant and colorful renderings of shoes. 

A CE studio artist since 2002, Pablo Calderon (b. 1952) is fascinated with forms of transportation creating elegant, vivid depictions of bicycles and large, bird’s-eye views of trucks flattened out into map-like abstraction. 

Deceptively sweet, Camille Holvoet’s (b. 1952) work draws on remembrances of life’s anxieties and forbidden desires. Her luscious oil pastel drawings of cakes, pies, and pastries are an expression of her relentless introspection. Holvoet has been a CE studio artist since 2001. 

Vincent Jackson (b.1961) is one of the most prolific and longest practicing artists at Creativity Explored working in the studio since 1984. In his oil pastel's of figures and faces, Jackson breaks the human form into geometric shapes filled with heavy impasto of layered color.

Text functions as the basis of of John Patrick McKenzie’s (b.1962) practice, and is used for both its visual and scriptural qualities. The crowding and shape of the closed and filled intricacies of his calligraphy add depth and material to the work, and allow it to serve simultaneously as a visual image and as poetry. McKenzie has been a CE studio artist since 1989. 

A CE artist since 1988, James Miles (b.1957) is known for his ink drawings of miniature scenes that tell stories from everyday life. His miniature scenes unusually combine perspectives, blurring the limits of inside/outside, near/far, small/large, male/female, and past/present to entice the viewer/listener into the paradoxically immense spaces of his diminutive artwork.

In exhibiting work by six prolific veteran Creativity Explored artists, They are full of holy... at the Arc Gallery, showcases the dynamic artists working at CE. 

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here

Arc Gallery
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Arc Gallery Hours
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturdays, 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31, and Thursday, January 1. 
 


 

Exhibition

Shoes at 455 Market

December 8, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Venue
455 Market Lobby Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA


Artworks included in Shoerageous on view at the 455 Market Street Lobby Gallery. 

Selected works from the recent exhibition, Shoerageous, will be on view at the 455 Market Lobby Gallery (December 8, 2014 - January 2, 2015) in an exhibition organized by Bonnie Earls-Solari, Art Advisory Services. The exhibition titled Shoes, showcases how sneakers, slippers, clogs, boots, pumps, and other forms of footwear have inspired Creativity Explored’s artists. A wide arrray of footware in a variety of media (ceramic, air dry clay, cardboard cutouts) are displayed in several vitrines located throughout the lobby.

Celebrate the season with music, champagne, and light hors d'oeuvres at the opening reception on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Opening Reception
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
5:00  to 7:00 pm

455 Market Lobby Gallery 
455 Market at First Street
San Francisco, CA 94105  

Exhibition

2014 Annual Holiday Art Sale

December 5-31, 2014

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Collection of animal artworks by CE artists © 2014 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.

The 2014 Annual Holiday Art Sale at Creativity Explored is an art lover's shopping extravaganza.

This year we’re giving 20% off all original artwork! (NOTE: Discount does not apply to online store orders or products.)

Whether you are looking for a gift for the animal lover, the athlete, art connoisseur, or the foodie, Creativity Explored has you covered this holiday season with discounted shopping and uncommon gift ideas in the form of original art or unique art-fully designed products.

The studio is filled with original art prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 135 artists—including unique pieces saved for this very occasion.

Plus, this year’s exciting limited-edition art products include a kid’s t-shirt with Gordon Chin’s Giant Donut; a tote bag featuring Richard Wright’s Exotic Alphabet; a black hoodie with Laron Bickerstaff’s popular work, PEACE; a colorful notecard pack of American Sign Language (ASL) drawings created by Bickerstaff; hand painted scarves; bright wrapping paper; and, useful writing journals. Do all your holiday shopping in one place, while supporting artists with developmental disabilities.

Reminder: One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork goes directly to the artist!

Opening Reception
*
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Douce Ambiance.

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



Opening Weekend
Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Extended Gallery Hours
Monday - Tuesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

*Preview Reception
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

To attend this preview reception, become a donor by clicking here.

Exhibition

Art for the View

October 8 - December 12, 2014

Venue
Sunnyview Hospital Foundation

Location
Schenectady, NY

Detail of NATURE by Thanh Diep © 2012 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, charcoal on paper, 17.5 x 24 inches.

Creativity Explored artist Thanh Diep is featured in a juried exhibition at the Sunnyview Hospital Foundation.

The work of Creativity Explored artist Thanh My Diep is featured in Art for the View, a juried art exhibit of artists with disabilities from around the world at the Sunnyview Hospital Foundation, Schenectady, New York. Art for the View celebrates creativity, vision, and the ability to persevere through life's obstacles.

Thanh Diep's work Nature, 2012, charcoal on paper, 17.5 x 24 inches, included in the exhibition, addresses prejudice as it relates to her disability. Diep was the first graduate of The Bridge School in Hillsborough, and is the first Bridge School alumna to graduate from college. Diep received her BA in 2005 from San Francisco State University where she majored in Liberal Studies.

Art for the View runs from October 8 through Decemeber 12, 2014, and the opening reception will take place on November 7, 2014, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Proctor's Theatre. 

For more information, please visit Sunnyview Hospital Foundation.



 

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