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March 9 - August 15, 2019

Venue
San Carlos Library

Location
San Carlos, CA

Self-portrait by Vincent Jackson, 2019, oil pastel on paper, 20 x 16 inches

We are thrilled to announce 13 CE artists are included in the new Changemakers exhibition that will tour public libraries around the Bay Area.

Long-time CE artist Vincent Jackson was selected as one of the 2019 Changemakers and completed a self-portrait for the exhibition.

Many CE artists were commissioned to create a portrait of the Changemakers, including Laron Bickerstaff, Eric Boysaw, Daniel Green, Donald Gruniesen, Joseph "JD" Green, Camille Holvoet, Andrew Lee, Ade Lewis, Paul Pulizzano, Gerald Wiggins, Yang "Buurin" Yu-Zhen, and Yukari Sakura.

The Bay Area has always nurtured a diverse and broad disability community. From the growth of the Independent Living Movement to the Section 504 occupation of the Federal Building in 1977, local people were Changemakers in the work for disability civil rights and access.

Discover some of those people in this exhibition of portraits and find out what newer generations of local disability Changemakers are doing now.

Bay Area residents were called upon to nominate individuals with disabilities who have made a personal impact in the community. This exhibition features portraits of all 50 Changemakers (see below for the full list).

Explore their work, diversity, creativity and images, and find out how people with disabilities are making the world better for all of us. Read more about the project, nominees, and see the artwork on the Changemakers website.

The exhibit was funded by an LSTA Grant that San Mateo County Libraries, along with San Francisco and San Jose Public Libraries, were awarded to provide more inclusive programs and services to folks with disabilities. San Francisco Public Library is graciously curating the exhibit in partnership with curator Fran Osborne.

The portraits for each individual were commissioned from or created by an artist living with disabilities. Participating programs include Artful Steps, ArtReach, Creativity Explored, NIAD, and the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center. A Braille book accompanies this exhibit, describing each person and piece of artwork included.

More information about locations and dates of the touring exhibition to come.



Half Moon Bay Public Library
March 9 - April 4

620 Correas Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 941019

Belmont Library
April 6 - May 2

1110 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 pm
With a performance by The Advocates

San Carlos Library
May 5 - June 6

610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 940170

Opening Reception
Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 pm
With a suicide prevention training at 2:00 pm entitled Question, Persuade, and Refer, hosted in collaboration with Mental Health Awareness Month

Foster City Library
June 8 - July 11

1000 East Hillside Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 pm
With a performance by Comedian and Author Nina G.

Millbrae Library
July 13 - August 15

1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 13 at 12:00 pm



Changemakers 2019

Marybeth Baluyot
Patty Berne
Dennis Billups - Portrait by Eric Boysaw
Nicole Bohn - Portrait by Gerald Wiggins
Owen Bragg
Mary Lou Breslin
Nikki Brown-Booker
Allie Cannington
Lawrence Carter-Long
Colin Eldred Cohen
Max Conserva - Portrait by Andrew Lee
Stephanie Faso
Anne Finger
Samual Franco
Nina G.
Whitley Gilbert
Haben Girma - Portrait by Ade Lewis
Elizabeth Grigsby - Portrait by Daniel Green
Jeff Harrington
Nicole Harris
Gabriela Hofmeyer
Ralf Hotchkiss
Antoine Hunter
La Mesha Irizarry
Michael Andrew Iseri
Vincent Jackson - Self-portrait
Shana Jimenez - Portrait by Donald Gruniesen
Andrienne Lauby
Jessica Lehman
Bonnie Lewkowicz
Alex Locust - Portrait by Joseph "JD" Green
Neil Marcus
Kathy Martinez
Joshua Miele
Stacey Milbern
Mia Mingus
Leroy Moore
Jonathan Murphy
Karen Nakamura
Corbett O'Toole
Bruce Oka
Francis Refan Phiri
Drago Rentaria - Portrait by Camille Holvoet
Maia Scott
Judith Smith
Melody and Russ Stein - Portraits by Laron Bickerstaff
James Sullivan
Sergeant Michael Sullivan
Hoby Wedler
DeMian Williams and AccessUSD - Portrait by Paul Pulizzano
Rebecca Williford
Alice Wong - Portrait by Yang "Buurin" Yu-Zhen
Stanley Yarnell
Tiffany Yu - Portrait by Yukari Sakura

May 9 - July 11, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Three Dogs) by Zachary Adams, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 15 x 14.75 inches

The dog trots freely in the street
and has his own dog’s life to live
and to think about
and to reflect upon
touching and tasting and testing everything
investigating everything
without benefit of perjury
a real realist
with a real tale to tell

-Lawrence Ferlinghetti

We are pleased to present Bitchin’, a dog-themed exhibition for humans and dogs. In homage to San Franciscans’ appreciation for their pets, the exhibition includes original portraits of 'good dogs' by over two dozen CE artists.

Heartwarming and eclectic, Bitchin’ invites viewers to reflect on companionship and the joyful relationship between our species as we live our best “pug life.” The show acts as a celebration of the bond between species and ultimately a reflection around the artistic representation of canines, their stories, breeds, and personalities. Through original drawings, paintings, and sculptures Bitchin’ provides a platform for dogs to steal the show.

Part of the gallery will be transformed into a dog’s eye-level exhibition about some favorite canine things. Because dogs love art, food, humans, (and butts) and we do too. Free treats for canine patrons graciously provided by Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods.

Throughout the exhibition Creativity Explored will host two Raise the Woof Adoption Days with Family Dog Rescue and Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, local nonprofit shelters uniting dogs with forever homes. In celebration of the exhibition, Creativity Explored is partnering with Bark Magazine to promote and host related programming, including The Artist’s Best Friend: Dogs, Companionship & Inspiration, a unique panel discussion about the role of dogs and companionship in the arts with panel moderator Cameron Woo, co-founder and publisher of Bark Magazine.

Curated by Cléa Massiani

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Opening Reception - Dogs Welcome!
Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

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

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


 
Related Programming

Bitchin' - Satellite Show at Humane Society Silicon Valley
May 15 - June 29, 2019

Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Muttville Dog Rescue
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Artist’s Best Friend: Dogs, Companionship & Inspiration
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Family Dog Rescue
Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm



Thank you to our Cultural Partners

Bark Magazine


Family Dog Rescure


Humane Society of Silicone Valley


Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods


Muttville Senior Dog Rescue


May 15 - June 29, 2019

Venue
Humane Society Silicon Valley

Location
901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035


We are thrilled to be hosting a satellite show of Bitchin’ at the Humane Society Silicon Valley Animal Community Center. Drop by the center during business hours to enjoy even more heartwarming dog-themed art by ten CE artists. All artwork will available for purchase by contacting the CE Gallery. Simply give us a call or email gallery@creativityexplored.org with your inquiry.

While you’re there be sure to ask about pets currently up for adoption and check out their full list of services on their website here.

The satellite show will be on view from May 15 to June 29, 2019.



Humane Society Silicon Valley Animal Community Center
901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035

Monday - Friday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

About Humane Society Silicon Valley
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people and pets for over 80 years. HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping services, pet care services, and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent, loving homes.

Featured Events

The Artist’s Best Friend: Dogs, Companionship & Inspiration Panel Discussion
May 23, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition celebrating the dog-themed art and canine companionship, Creativity Explored will host a unique panel discussion about the representation and promi...


Artists with Disabilities in the Contemporary Art World: A Conversation with CE, NIAD, and CG
June 1, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

As part of our new exhibition with our sister organization, CE x CG x NIAD, we will be hosting a panel discussion before the opening reception at Minnesota Street Project exploring the role of centers...


June Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at LinkedIn InCommon Community Space
June 12, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and programs at ...


VIDA x Creativity Explored Launch Event
June 13, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the exciting launch of Creativity Explored’s new collaboration with socially-conscious fashion and home décor brand VIDA. Creativity Explored is thrilled to partne...


Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Family Dog Rescue
June 15, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition for humans and dogs, Creativity Explored is hosting Raise The Woof Adoption Days at the CE studio and gallery. Join us and meet dogs from Family Do...


SF Art Book Fair 2019
July 19-21, 2019
Times vary -- see below

We are thrilled to return to the SF Art Book Fair with a booth featuring original art books, zines, and CE publications. The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications....