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Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability

March 12 - December 4, 2016

Venue
SFO Museum

Location
San Francisco Airport Terminal 3 Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security


Creativity Explored artwork on view at the SFO Museum.

Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability on view at the SFO Museum March 12 through December 4, 2016 highlights Florence Ludins-Katz and Elias Katz, the founders of Creativity Explored, Creative Growth Art Center, and NIAD. The exhibition is composed of eight artists from each of the three organizations and features artwork ranging from paintings, drawings, and ceramic sculpture to textile art, collage, and assemblage. Together, the artwork demonstrates the extraordinary creativity of its makers and confirms the Katzes’ belief in art as an essential and enriching activity.

Participating Creativity Explored artists include: Pablo Calderon, Peter Cordova, Daniel Green, John Patrick McKenzie, Mirian Munguia, José Nuñez, Nubia Ortega, and Gerald Wiggins.

SFO MUSEUM
San Francisco Airport Terminal 3
Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security

 

 

Outside the Zoo

July 15 - October 23, 2016

Venue
art museum VERSI

Location
Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Untitled (detail) by Andrew Li © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, ink on linen board, 16 x 20 inches

Andrew Li in exhibition at art museum VERSI in Korea. 

Andrew Li is included in a group exhibition at art museum VERSI, the first outsider art museum in Asia. The exhibit titled Outside the Zoo, on view July 15 through October 23, 2016, considers animals in order to discuss societies' gaze from the outside (outsider's) and that from the inside (insider's). Other featured artists include: Daeyong, Byeon; Yunmo, Ahn; Dongmin, Lee; Jeongyun, Lee; Giho, Jeong; Dongmin, Shin; Gabriel EVRARD; Josiane HERMAN; and Hans Langner.

art museum VERSI
4, Hakchon-ro 53beon-gil, Yangji-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
+82 -31 -333 -2114
Tuesday through Sunday (10:00 AM to 18:00 PM (Last admission at 17:30, closed every Monday).

Perceptions 2016: the Art of Citizenship

September 9 - October 29, 2016

Venue
Crawford Art Gallery, the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and Cork City Hall

Location
Cork, Ireland

Still from Allura Fong's “HEARTS AND FLOWERS” 2015

See animations by Trevor Cartmill-Endow, Allura Fong, and Makeya Kaiser in Ireland.

Animations by Trevor Cartmill-Endow, Allura Fong, Makeya Kaiser are included in Perceptions 2016: the Art of Citizenship organized by Cork City Council Arts office, Crawford Art Gallery and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Held in varierty of locations in Cork, Ireland, this exhibit aims to broaden the range of voices, visions, perceptions and approaches to creativity that the public engages with in cultural venues. It aims to engage the public with valuable knowledge and perspectives that are frequently absent from the world of art. The project is based on the premise that, when we create spaces and opportunities to listen to a broad range of diverse intelligences, perspectives and voices, our knowledge, experience and understanding of the world is enriched.

On view will be Trevor Cartmill-Endow's "Kevin & Derk: Mystical Creatures" 2016, Allura Fong's “HEARTS AND FLOWERS” 2015, and Makeya Kaiser's "Make My Wish Come True" 2015.

Held at a variety of locations in Cork, Ireland.  

Om, I'm Home

September 9 - October 1, 2016

Venue
Luggage Store Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

Tea and Coffee Set by Andrew Li © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, chipboard, marker, masking and cello tape, dimensions vary

Andrew Li sculptures included in an exhibition at The Luggage Store Gallery. 

Andrew Li's mixed media sculptures of homes and home goods are included in Ōm, I’m Home, a group exhibition at The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA. In Ōm, I’m Home, 13 Bay Area artists are invited to make work that explores their experiences of home within an interactive and playful installation. Viewers will be welcomed into an environment loosely based on a living room, where they will be encouraged to make themselves at home. At a time when the rising costs of rent are displacing both artists and San Francisco natives, the exhibition will address home not only as a familiar source of stability but also as a place in constant flux.

Ōm is a sacred sound and mantra with origins in Hinduism that when chanted, the union of disparate voices elicits a vibration that is both unifying and said to calm the nervous system. Ōm, I’m Home is an announcement of one’s arrival home and nod to the universal desire to arrive at that physical or spiritual space where we find ourselves at ease. This exhibition will blend diverse artistic voices, through artworks and performance, to create an eclectic, playful and ephemeral atmosphere that engages the artist and viewer alike to consider:  How do we collectively envision an environment that is so personal? When we lose our physical home, how do we maintain our inner home? And simply, What is home?


Opening Reception
Friday, September 9, 7:00 to 9:00 pm 

The Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market Street (nr. 6th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Tel. 415.255.5971
Hours: Wed. - Sat. 12:00 - 5:00pm & Appt. During Exhibitions

After Pop Life

September 14 - October 1, 2016

Venue
Minnesota Street Project

Location
San Francisco, CA

Rock and Roll Eye, Prince and Michael Jackson (detail) by Daniel Green © 2016 Creativity Explored Licenisng, LLC, marker and colored pencil on wood, 11 x 12 x 1.5 inches

Daniel Green, Yukari Sakura, and Marilyn Wong in exhibit in memory of Prince at Minnesota Street Project. 

Organized by critic and curator Glen Helfand, After Pop Life is an exhibition and event series inspired by the late musical genius and cultural force of Prince, whose untimely passing earlier this year marked a moment of tremendous loss, but also appreciation of his gifts to culture. With works by more than thirty contemporary artists, the exhibition honors the prevasiveness of Prince's legacy and how his prodigious musical output and indelible personal style seem more alive than ever. Artworks by Daniel Green, Yukari Sakura, and Marilyn Wong will activate two galleries in the Minnesota Street Project complex.

Reception and literary evening
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 5 to 8 pm
5 pm stage reading of noted San Francisco writer Kevin Killian’s Poet’s Theater play, Life After Prince, written in 1993 and updated this year, which wittily follows a string of female Prince protégés to the unemployment office.
6 to 8 pm Reception

Closing Event
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8 to 11 pm
Closing event will feature "23 Positions in a One Night Stand," a BNNZA fashion performance organized by Bonanza in collaboration with Marco Garcia and Maria Capron. Inspired by Prince’s notorious 1991 MTV Music Awards performance of the song Gett Off, the show will feature Prince-inspired looks, fierce posturing and durational performances that will activate and accent a full-on dance party in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium. 

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

 

September 15 - October 26, 2016

Venue
Creativity Explored Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled (Pterodactyl) by Peter DeLira © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, chalk pastel on matte board, 40 x 32 inches

In this group exhibition, the gallery will transform into a miniature museum of natural history.

Artists will explore astronomy, geology, prehistoric history, and flora and fauna using a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and diorama installations.

Many natural history display techniques will be appropriated to create a view of the natural world as seen through Creativity Explored artists’ eyes.

Participating artists: Zachary Adams, Monica BarreraLaron BickerstaffElana Cooper, Charles Cruz, Peter DeLira, Allura Fong, Joseph "JD" Green, Jay Herndon, Jesus Huezo, Makeya Kaiser, Kaocrew "Yah" Kakabutra, Walter Kresnik, Gabriel Maduena, Hiroshi Onodera, Musette Perkins, Caitlyn Quibell, Emma Reyes, Kevin Roach, Yukari Sakura, Miyuki Tsurukawa, Rory White, Gerald Wiggins, Richard Wright, Ann Yamasaki, and Doris Yen

Curated by Andrew Gilson and Glenn Peckman

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by EL Duo 

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. 

 

Rough Cuts #2

September 21 - November 12, 2016

Venue
Creativity Explored 2

Location
San Francisco, CA

Trevor Cartmill-Endow's cast of humorous characters.

New films and related artwork from the animation program.

Rough Cuts is an annual showcase of new films and related artwork from the Creativity Explored animation program. Each of the participating artists takes a unique approach to the medium, using props, sets, characters and sound elements to create animated worlds that are deeply personal.

This year’s event includes a new collection of hand drawn cels by Kevin Chu reminiscent of early silly symphony films. Allura Fong’s video “Hearts and Flowers” will give viewers a peek into a virtual garden of love populated with the artist’s paintings and sculptures. Ann Yamasaki will show “The Penguins Take A Vacation”, a paper animation using finely textured cut-outs to depict a dinner party. And Trevor Cartmill-Endow will introduce a new humorous cast of characters that includes a cheeseburger, ice cream and onion ring in his latest 3D stop-motion animation.

For the closing event, Creativity Explored 2 will be open to the public for an afternoon screening of completed and in-progress films. You can meet the animators who make these unique works and view all the art up close and personal.

Featured Events

After Pop Life Closing Event
October 1, 2016
8:00 to 11:00 pm

Daniel Green, Yukari Sakura, and Marilyn Wong in exhibit in memory of Prince at Minnesota Street Project.  Organized by critic and curator Glen Helfand, After Pop Life is an exhibit...


Lit Crawl 2016
October 15, 2016
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Join us for the annual Lit Crawl! Creativity Explored will be a featured venue for the annual Lit Crawl on October 15, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Lit Crawl will span over three hours in th...


Trading Spaces: Creativity Explored Staff Exhibition Opening Reception
November 3, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm

An exhibition of work by Creativity Explored staff members.  For a limited two-week period, take advantage of this unique opportunity to view artwork by eighteen Creativity Explored staff mem...