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January 23 - April 5, 2014

Museum of Art at Washington State University

Pullman, WA

CREATE continues at Washington State University.

The Create exhibition is on view at the Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. 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.

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910 or visit our website at museum.wsu.edu.

January 9 - February 23, 2014

Creativity Explored

San Francisco, CA

Flying Nun (detail) by Camille Holvoet © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, ink on paper, 22.25 x 15 inches.

Creativity Explored announces a solo exhibition of Camille Holvoet, who at age 62 is one of the most popular and outspoken artists at the studio.

For 12 years Holvoet has worked at Creativity Explored making brightly-colored, desirous cakes and cross-eyed smiling figures in oil pastels and other media. Backgrounds of Holvoet’s drawings often include scrawled text that can be narrative or bluntly state the artist’s desires. While cheerful at first glance, these commanding graphic works also reveal the artist’s experiences of living in mental institutions, frustrated sexuality, and vivid memories of childhood.

Holvoet, an artist with a developmental disability and mental illness, makes art that is unique in its intensity and self-awareness, qualities that have entranced art collectors around the world. The artist’s signature works have a huge following in the design world, and have been licensed to organizations ranging from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to San Francisco Bay Area artisan chocolatier Recchiuti Confections.

Curated by Gilles Combet.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Januarhy 9, 2014

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bring a small gift of art supplies (e.g., masking tape, ink, oil pastels, scissors, etc.) to the opening reception as an offering for the Picky Perfect Goddess (Camille Holvoet). You will be blessed! 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Outsider Artists

November 1, 2013 - January 24, 2014

Oakland International Airport

Oakland, CA

Untitled by Andrew Li © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.

Outsider Artists is an exhibition of artwork created by artists working at Creativity Explored, Creative Growth in Oakland and the National Institute of Art and Disabilities in Richmond. The exhibition explores the concept of “Outsider Art,” a phrase often referring to artworks created and exhibited outside of the mainstream art world.

The exhibition is located in three areas of the Oakland International Airport. Exhibit sites are located in Terminal 2 between Gates 25 and 26, in Terminal 1 before the security checkpoint, and in the connecting walkway between the two terminals.

Creativity Explored artists Ian Adams, Charlie Barthelet, Pablo Calderon, Peter Cordova, Ricardo Estella, Christina Marie Fong, Daniel Green, Andrew Li, John Patrick McKenzie, James Montgomery, Jason Monzon, Lance Rivers, Ka Wai Shiu, Gerald Wiggins, and Marilyn Wong are exhibiting work in the exhibit. 


Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (to Live)

September 29, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Craft and Folk Art Museum

Los Angeles, CA

I Want to Live Okay Because My Life is Important to Me by Michael Bernard Loggins © 1985 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.

A sampling of Michael Bernard Loggins' archives was selected by contemporary artist and curator Chris Johanson to be included in The Craft & Folk Art Museum's Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (To Live) exhibitionThis interdisciplinary exhibition celebrates the meditative ritual of the artmaking process for a group of artists who are compelled to create art to sustain a certain balance and order in their lives. Johanson has selected a group of artists that he deeply admires, whose works include drawings, painting, site-specific installations, sound, performance, and movement.

Johanson chose this selection of artists, whom he considers “beautiful people in the sea of life,” based on their intriguing stories—individuals “who create with intention to be in rhythm with the world,” he adds. Each artwork serves as a document of the energy these artists use to make their lives livable. His intention is to share the idea that making magic often involves a creative balancing act or meditative ritual that creates a space for personal peace.

Featured artists are Alex Cohen, Alicia McCarthy, Carmen Papalia, John Ratliff (Swan), Justin “Kutmah” McNulty, Kal Spelletich, Kim MacConnel, Liz Harris, Michael Bernard Loggins, and Sue Tompkins. 

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Craft & Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


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