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Create

July 27 - September 22, 2013

Venue
Boca Museum of Art

Location
Boca Raton, FL

Serpiente by Bertha Otoya © 2010 Creativity Explored. Ink on paper.

CREATE continues in Florida.

The Create exhibition is on view at the Boca Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. 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.

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.

Boca Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Undercover Genius: The Creative Lives of Artists with Disabilities

July 12 - September 15, 2013

Venue
Petaluma Arts Center

Location
Petaluma, CA

Warren by Gerald Wiggins © 2013 Creativity Explored. Ceramic, 7 x 5 x2.5 inches.

The group exhibit Undercover Genius: The Creative Lives of Artists with Disabilities at the Petaluma Arts Center features a wide variety of dynamic art from artists attending the creative programs at Creativity Explored, Cedars of Marin in Ross, the NIAD Art Center in Richmond, and Creative Growth in Oakland. Artists from Creativity Explored include James Miles and Gerald Wiggins.

Curators Janet Moore and Geri Olson also selected art from two Petaluma studios (Alchemia and The Open Studio at OADS and Becoming Independent in Santa Rosa) as well as individual artists Zoe Petersen and Monique Harris. Works include painting, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, prints, and mixed media.

In conjunction with Undercover Genius, the Petaluma Arts Center will host various activities for the public, led by artists with disabilities, in an atmosphere of inclusiveness. Docent tours are available for groups. Click here for more information on the exhibit and public programs.

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 13, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville Street
Petaluma, CA  94952

Character Profile

July 10-27, 2013

Venue
Root Division

Location
San Francisco, CA

Strong Wrestlers by John Patrick McKenzie © 2009 Creativity Explored. Marker on plywood, 13.25 x 6.5 inches.

Artwork by Creativity Explored's John Patrick McKenzie will be featured in Root Division's Character Profile, a group exhibition featuring projects that explore intersections between the forms, mechanisms and meanings of language. This exhibition investigates novel functions of language through collaboration and a broad range of materials, media and approaches.

The artists in Character Profile present language as both a medium and a subject, and deftly maneuver words to both convey and critique meaning. Many works are interactive and dedicated to a spirit of engagement and play. The exhibition highlights art designed for direct interaction with visitors and work that provokes expanded meanings and alternative associations of language and test.

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 13, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Root Division
3175 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 

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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....