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Exhibition

Create

August 29 - December 8, 2012

Venue
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery

Location
Worcester, MA


CREATE travels to the east coast.

The Create exhibition is now on view at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Create presents work made at three pioneering centers for artists with developmental disabilities - Creativity Explored, Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, and NIAD Art Center in Richmond. 

CE artists include Mary BelknapDaniel GreenMichael Bernard LogginsJohn Patrick McKenzieJames MilesJames MontgomeryBertha OtoyaEvelyn Reyes, and Lance Rivers.

The exhibit is being presented in two installments: August 29 through October 6, and October 22 through December 8, 2012. Click here to read a review of the installation in Worcester Mag.

Exhibit catalog available for sale in the Creativity Explored Gallery or online.

Create is a traveling exhibition curated by Lawrence Rinder, with Matthew Higgs, and organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and ICI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying catalog were made possible, in part, by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Additional support for the tour is made possible in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the ICI Board of Trustees.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
One College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

Exhibition
August 9 - September 26, 2012

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Jennifer Lopez Diamond Collection (detail) by Christina Maria Fong © 2012 Creativity Explored. Collage and ink on paper, 38” x 25”.

Disorder exists in every ordered thing

... and there is quite a bit of ordered disorder in the San Francisco art world, noticed Leeza Doriean, CE Art Instructor, and Gail Dawson, Associate Professor of Art at San Francisco State—especially at Creativity Explored. The two joined forces to co-curate Out of Order, a group exhibition featuring over 20 artists who organize their artwork through mark-making, color use, language, geometry, layering, and repetition.

The work is excitingly diverse in terms of material and subject matter—there are drawings of knitted objects, abstracted animal prints and bodily systems, cut paper diamond collages, map paintings, and a vast florescent ink psychedelic universe—but each piece shares an undeniable intellectual and emotional rigor.

Each of the 21 artists included in this exhibition pursues order through a complex system of their own creation, and viewers will have a special chance to experience spectacularly different ways of seeing through their eyes.

Artists include: Mary Belknap, Betty Bernard, Henry Bruns, David Fellom, Christina Maria Fong, Vincent Jackson, Warren Jee, Taneya Lovelace, Marcus McClure, John Patrick McKenzie, Albert Meyer, Dan Michiels, Duc Nguyen, Musette Perkins, Yolanda Ramirez, Ethel Revita, Cheryle Rutledge, Diane Scaccalosi, Hung Kei Shiu, Hadi Gharffar-Tehrani, and Marilly Wong.

Opening Reception

Thursday, August 9, 2012

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Creativity Explored Gallery and Studio

3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)

San Francisco, CA 94103

Exhibition

Creativity Explored at Ambach & Rice

July 14 - August 11, 2012

Venue
Ambach & Rice

Location
Los Angeles, CA

Orange Carrots by Evelyn Reyes © 2009 Creativity Explored. Oil pastel on paper, 11 x 17 inches.

Ambach & Rice, a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, is hosting a summer group exhibition highlighting artists from Creativity Explored.

The exhibit features sculpture, painting and drawing by Peter CordovaRicardo EstellaCamille HolvoetAndrew LiJose NunezThomas PringleEvelyn Reyes, and Gerald Wiggins.

Ambach & Rice
6148 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 14, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 am – 6:00 pm and by appointment

Exhibition
July 3 - August 24, 2012

Venue
Pro Arts

Location
Oakland, CA

Salsa Dancers by Kate Thompson © 2012 Creativity Explored. Ink on mattboard, 15.25 x 32

CE studio artist Kate Thompson is one of thirteen artists featured in Bay Area Currents 2012 exhibition, What we can't see but want to see is art. Renny Pritikin, Director, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis made the selections for this exhibition presented by Pro Arts and Oakland Art Gallery.

This exhibition features recent work by twelve other accomplished Bay Area artists:
Torreya Cummings
Kyle Dunn
Adrienne Heloise
Ginny Mangrum
Bridget May
Masako Miki
Tressa Pack
Ari Salomon
Sofia Sharpe
Matthew Weston Taylor
Chris Thorson
Mathew Zefeldt

About Bay Area Currents
Bay Area Currents is a critically acclaimed juried exhibition showcasing the regions' top emerging artists. Each year a small number of artists are selected by a nationally recognized curator to represent a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today.

About the Juror
Renny Pritikin is the Director of the Richard L Nelson Gallery at UC Davis and Senior Adjunct Professor in the curatorial practices graduate program at the California College of the Arts. He was the founding Chief Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1992 until 2004. Prior to that he served as Executive Director of New Langton Arts in San Francisco.

Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza (at Oakland Art Gallery - off Broadway at 15th)
Oakland, CA 94612 

Artists' Reception
First Friday, July 6, 6-8pm

Artists' Talk
First Friday, August 3, 6.30pm

Exhibition
June 21 - August 1, 2012

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Shoes on Fire by Camille Holvoet © 2012 Creativity Explored. Oil pastel on paper. 17.5

When do you feel fabulous?!

Fabulous is a group exhibition that celebrates fashion, fame, identity, and queer culture with glamorous portrait paintings, wearable, multi-media hats, gender-bending drawings, and a full-size hot pink cardboard drum kit.

This artist-curated show started with Sara O'Sullivan’s love of drag queens and grew to encompass all things over-the-top, flashy, and out-of-the-box, with the curatorial contributions of artist Whitman Donaldson and two Creativity Explored staff members.

Over 15 Creativity Explored artists made work for this show, which coincides with San Francisco PRIDE week. This exhibit boldly shows how wonderfully diverse self-expression can be. Join us and dress in whatever way brings out the Fabulous-ness in you!

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 21, 2012

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Music by DJ Ry Toast and a special performance by BeBe Sweetbriar, dubbed the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse, and one of the few drag queens that sings live and records as an independent artist.

Other performers include Xavier Toscano, Raquela, Marco Middlesex, Sister Pat 'N Leather, Bearonce Growles, and Will Do'Anthang.

Creativity Explored Gallery and Studio

3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)

San Francisco, CA 94103

Exhibition

Mapping this Moment

June 15 - August 4, 2012

Venue
Cara y Cabezas Contemporary

Location
Kansas City, MO

Camión #4 by Pablo Calderon © 2006 Creativity Explored. Mixed media on canvas, 29.75” x 39.75”.

Mapping this Moment features three solo shows featuring Creativity Explored artist Pablo Calderon, Alberto Aguilar, and Lauren DiCioccio.

The everyday is always present. However the everyday doesn’t always have presence. Mapping this Moment brings together three artists working in varied mediums that elevate familiar and oft-used objects, emphasizing our awareness of their presence, and allowing a space for reflection.

Their works become physical “maps,” translating the expected into the unexpected through a process of displacement by use of materials, spatial orientation, and scale. By-products of mapping as practiced by the featured artists include a shared sense of playfulness, nostalgia, and appreciation for that which might otherwise be taken for granted.

Opening Reception

Friday, June 15, 2012

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cara y Cabezas Contemporary
1714 Holmes Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
(816) 332-6239

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