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April 20 - July 30, 2017

Venue
Parlor

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled (Detail) by Hung Kei Shiu © 2011 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Spring-summer pop-up features a rotating selection of painting and sculpture, including work by Creativity Explored artists.

In their experimental art space, Parlor is exhibiting work by a number of Creativity Explored artists. Those artists include Maria BerriosCharlie BartheletAnne ConnollyElana CooperKevin CordobaPeter Cordova, Jessenia Garcia, Claus Groeger, Maribel Guzman, Josué Izquierdo, Vincent JacksonLoren King, Edita Membrano, James Miles, Yolanda Ramirez, Hung Kei Shiu, and Kathy Wen.

A project by Oak + Fog and curator Arianne Gelardin, Parlor is an off-shoot of StoreFrontLab, the undertaking of long-time Creativity Explored supporters David Baker and Yosh Asato. Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse, Parlor is an experimental hybrid retail concept integrating the work of local artists and designers into its form and function. An uplifting, sensory setting, Parlor invites the community to stop in, meet new people and experience an evolving collection of artwork.

The spring-summer pop-up will feature a rotating selection of painting and sculpture, unique furniture, tableware, house plants and provisions. 

Much like Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD restaurant (SoHo, 1971-1974), Parlor is both a retail business and an artistic “intervention in an urban setting.” Parlor’s low-standing communal table encourages visitors to subtly engage with one another, overhearing fragments of conversation and stealing glances with strangers. Special events—such as live music, artist talks, or film screenings—cultivate more direct engagement.

Come support artists working at Creativity Explored by checking out this innovative and thought-provoking space!


Parlor
235 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Closed Monday 

Sugar Circus

May 3 - August 19, 2017

Venue
C + M (Coffee and Milk) War Memorial

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Camille Holvoet © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 15 x 22 inches, Gene Wilder by Yukari Sakura © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on canvas board, 20 x 16 inches

SFAC Galleries presents Sugar Circus, a two-person exhibition by Camille Holvoet and Yukari Sakura.

Camille Holvoet is San Francisco native who joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2001. Deceptively sweet like her work, Holvoet’s practice tends to draw on remembrances of life’s anxieties and forbidden desires.

Holvoet’s process is an endless discovery, in which – through repeatedly drawing in oil pastel her sacred objects: dessert, Ferris Wheels, and crossed eyes – the pressures of the past are relieved by the joy of the creative process. When Holvoet combines text with imagery, the resonance between the two is powerful. Her beautiful, vibrant renderings of cakes and pies are often overwritten with recollections of nightmares, fears, frustrated sexual feelings, and religious doubt. The artist also often includes herself in portraits of personally influential people from her past, such as Andrew and Camille which is a loving portrait of Holvoet and her former therapist. Holvoet’s artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Yukari Sakura works with great focus on what she calls her “very own stories,” gathering inspiration from mythological tales, animated films, and video games. Sakura works primarily with watercolor, colored pencils, and paint, rendering graphic illustrations of these characters with vibrantly colored accessories. The artist also pays homage to prominent cultural icons and historical events in very unexpected ways. For example, upon first glance, what looks like a set of delicious puff pastries actually depicts Baby Sea Lion Éclair Pups Cream Puffs made in dedication to the plight of this endangered species. Similarly, D.L. Vader Skywalker’s Chocolate Fudge Star Cake shows us how a traditional cake can transform into a cultural icon. Sakura’s paintings have been featured in numerous local and national exhibitions.

This exhibition is presented with support from Patina Restaurant Group and C + M (Coffee and Milk) War Memorial.

SFAC @ C+M is an exhibition series organized by SFAC Galleries at C+M War Memorial, a cafe located on the ground floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building. The location of C+M is also the site of the former SFAC Galleries, from 1996-2013.

 

Exhibition Dates
May 3 - August 19, 2017

Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

Exhibition Location
C + M (Coffee and Milk) War Memorial
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94102

Open Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Art and Advocacy

June 15 - September 17, 2017

Venue
California Museum

Location
Sacramento, CA

Disability People and Teaching Aides (Detail) by Kate Thompson © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Artwork by eight Creativity Explored artists featured in Art and Advocacy, an exhibition at the California Museum in Sacramento.

Peter CordovaJoseph "JD" GreenCamille HolvoetJohn Iwaszewicz, Gordon ShepardKate ThompsonGerald Wiggins, and Marilyn Wong each have artwork included in Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled (TBD) at the California Museum.

The exhibit features original works by California artists with developmental disabilities. It is presented in partnership with the California Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN) and Choices Person Centered Services with the California Person Centered Advocacy Partnership, Claraty Arts, and The Art of Autism.

The exhibit challenges assumptions about people with developmental disabilities. It coincides with the 50th anniversary year celebrations marking the establishment of the community-based system of services for people with developmental disabilities in California that resulted in the landmark 1969 legislation that is now known as the "Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act."

For more information, click here.



Exhibition Dates
June 15 - September 17, 2017

Opening Reception
Hosted by Choices Person Centered Services
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
To attend, contact Kasey Dillard at 916-822-8707 ext 118 or kdillard@cts-choices.org.

Location
California Museum
Archives Plaza
1020 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Hours
Monday, Closed
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission
Adults (18+), $9.00
Students and Seniors (65+) w/ID, $7.50
Youth (6-17), $6.50
Children (5 and under), FREE
(For $2 off admission, email Ellen Dahlke at ellendahlke@creativityexplored.org.)

Tabula Rasa

July 5-26, 2017

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

CE artist Avery Johnson

See the CE gallery transform into an active art-making space.

Creativity Explored is proud to bring back Tabula Rasa for the second year in a row. Tabula Rasa is a celebration of experimentation and collaboration.  The Creativity Explored gallery will serve as an expansion of the art studio during this six-week-long interactive project. See the gallery transform into an active art-making space as artists, art instructors, and possibly even visitors create artworks in the space traditionally reserved for “finished” work.

Directed by Paul Moshammer

 

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