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May 16-19, 2013

Venue
Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion

Location
San Francisco, CA

Smell Sumo Feet Wrestlers by Daniel Green © 2012 Creativity Explored. Marker and acrylic on wood, 11

Visit Creativity Explored at artMRKT San Francisco!

Creativity Explored is one of 70 established and innovative galleries from around the country featured at artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, which will take place in its new location - Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavillion in San Francisco, CA.

Visit the Creativity Explored booth (#627) where we'll be showing specially selected works by artists Daniel GreenJohn Patrick McKenzieJames MilesEvelyn ReyesLance Rivers, and more!

Fair Hours*:
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm - Opening Night Party 
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Noon to 6:00 pm

*Creativity Explored has secured complimentary one-day passes for our friends! To receive yours, simply click here.

May 2 - June 12, 2013

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Modules by Makeya Kaiser © 2013 Creativity Explored. Mixed media, 30 x 27 17 inches (dimensions vary).

An imaginative exhibition of installations that explore the concept of space.

Featured Creativity Explored artists include: Hanh Chau, Allura Fong, Christina Marie Fong, Anthony “Tony” Gomez, Claus Groeger, Jay Herndon, Makeya Kaiser, Kaocrew “Yah” Kakabutra, Marilyn Wong, and Beth Zmerzlikar.

SPACE is an immersive gallery experience consisting of sculpture-based work made from repurposed materials, paired with sound, video, and light components. More than a dozen Creativity Explored artists worked collaboratively to create a space of their own, working alongside the exhibition’s curators to create an “out-of-the frame,” conceptual environment.

Artist Anthony “Tony” Gomez, who has been with Creativity Explored nearly since its inception 30 years ago, is showing his piece “Different Colors,” a sculpture made of hand-sewn and painted paper. A year ago Gomez began the work as modest wall piece, but it has since grown to a large structure that measures more than six feet in height. This large-scale piece is displayed with a projection of a 16-millimeter scratch film through its mass, allowing light to bleed through and also giving the sculpture the appearance of movement.

Another artist, Makeya Kaiser, uses recycled cardboard and shredded paper to create abstract forms that resemble concrete blocks dotted with tiny, confetti-like speckles of color. Artist Marilyn Wong utilizes digital drawings as large-scale wall projections, while Kaocrew “Yah” Kakabutra pairs several of her white plaster and yarn sculptures with abstract animation film.

“This is a significant show for Creativity Explored, as it is the first exhibit that will focus solely on sculptural and conceptual work with aspects of digital media,” says Creativity Explored Visual Arts Instructor Grace Rosario Perkins, co-curator with Miranda Putman of SPACE. “The environment is intended to put you into the minds of the artists to see and feel their perspective,” she adds.

Don’t miss Creativity Explored’s most conceptual exhibition to date. It is a show that must be experienced as well as seen!

Click here to see a video on our YouTube channel showcasing artists featured in SPACE.

Opening Reception

Thursday, May 2, 2013

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Psilovision and Trillium. 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Creativity Explored’s 30th Anniversary exhibitions are supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

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I Have Never Taken the Time to Really Look

March 24 - May 30, 2013

Venue
Accident and Artifact

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Diane Scaccalosi © 2012 Creativity Explored. Mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

The Mission's ecclectic boutique gallery, Accident and Artifact, hosts an exhibition of artworks by Creativity Explored artists that encompasses drawing, painting, mixed media, textile, and book art. This collection of works represents a wide range of Creativity Explored artists and their varied media.

I Have Never Taken the Time to Really Look features work by:
Betty Benard
Laron Bickerstaff
Henry Bruns
Edana Contreras
Linda Davenport
Dolores Del Rosario

Thanh My Diep 
Katherine Finn-Gamino
Allura Fong
Christina Marie Fong
Anthony Gomez
Makeya Kaiser
Walter Kresnik
Jason Lee
Steven Liu
Duc Nguyen
José Nuñez 
Thomas Pringle
Roland Record
Diane Scaccalosi
Douglas Sheran
Richard Wright
Doris Yen 

Accident and Artifact
381 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined

March 3 - May 19, 2013

Venue
Bedford Gallery

Location
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Hawaiian Tigercat by Christina Marie Fong © 2012 Creativity Explored. Mixed media on cardboard, 28" x 40.5".

Artworks by Creativity Explored studio artists Peter Cordova and Christina Marie Fong are included in the Bedford Gallery's Peaceable Kingdom exhibition this spring!

Assembled by prominent curators, Peaceable Kingdom is a juried show devoted to investigating our storied and rich relationship with the animal world. The exhibition explores the presence of animals in the visual arts, and how they appear as metaphors, totems, objects of fear, and sources of emotional attachment and affection.

The history of human and animal interaction is filled with tales of failed domestication, unusual friendships, and fearsome predators. Human fascination with the animal kingdom has run the gamut from emotional connection, to economic exploitation, and even scientific curiosity. Throughout all of these interactions, however, the sense of wonder we feel when we encounter animal life has been an enduring theme that has informed their continued and abiding presence in the visual arts.

This juried exhibition encourages artists to meditate on human/animal complex and diverse relationships, addressing such issues as antagonism, admiration, attachment, and even the politically charged issue of animal rights.

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