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December 1 - January 31, 2019

Venue
Spark Arts

Location
4229 18th Street, San Francisco

Untitled by Kira Chemlewski, 2019 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker on paper, 10 x 15.25 inches

Spark Arts in the Castro will be hosting a colorful exhibition of Creativity Explored artwork during December 2019 and January 2020.

Join us to celebrate the free opening reception on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm during the Castro Art Walk. Music by local student bands and DJ Will Morgan. Ther reception includes complimentary snacks and a cash wine bar.

Featured Artists
Pablo Calderon
Kira Chemlewski
Joseph "JD" Green
Nita Hicks
Vincent Jackson
Melody Lima
John Patrick McKenzie
Lien Nguyen
Selene Perez
Thomas Pringle
Yolanda Ramirez
Clementina Rivera
Yukari Sakura
Calvin Snow
Kate Thompson



Spark Arts
4229 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

Opening Reception
Thursday, December 5
6:00 to 9:00 pm

January 17-20, 2019

Venue
Metropolitan Pavilion

Location
New York, NY

Space Needle. The Giant Wheel in Seattle Washington by Camille Holvoet, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media and collage on paper, 22 x 22 inches

Visit Creativity Explored at the Outsider Art Fair in New York this January 2019!

Creativity Explored is returning to the Outsider Art Fair, New York to present the work of five female artists, highlighting the diverse and powerful voices of women with developmental disabilities working in our studios.

The booth will include new whimsical and intense multimedia work by Camille Holvoet, ultra-colorful and layered hand-built ceramics by Nubia Ortega, bold and lively avian paintings by Selene Perez, the ever-popular graphic oil pastels by Evelyn Reyes, and minimalistic yet crowded figure drawings imbued with narrative by Kate Thompson.

Representing strong personalities, various generations, and ethnic backgrounds, the selected work aims to open up a dialogue of voices that are not typically heard.

Through a suite of abstract and figurative paintings, drawings, and pencil-based works paired with hand-built ceramic sculptures, these five artists present an approach to artistic practice as a mythical imaginary that reflects and distorts the world--their world. Three of the five artists exhibited will be debuting at OAF 2019: Nubia Ortega, Selene Perez, and Kate Thompson.

Unframed works by OAF favorites Daniel Green, John Patrick McKenzie, Vincent Jackson, Pablo Calderon, and more will also be available at the booth.

The Outsider Art Fair has played a pivotal role in establishing the importance of folk, outsider, and self-taught artists. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Outsider Art Fair website.

Metropolitan Pavilion - BOOTH #50
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Hours
Thursday, January 17, 2019
VIP Early Access Preview: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Vernissage: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, January 18
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 19
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 20
11:00 am – 6:00 pm



 Preview the exhibition on Artsy

January 10 - March 7, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Marilyn Wong, 2013 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 23 x 28.75 inches

We are proud to announce Marilyn Wong: Catching Spirit, the first solo exhibition of work by Marilyn Wong.

In her over 30 year career, Marilyn Wong (b. 1949) has developed an exceptional artistic vision. The exhibition highlights the range and depth of Marilyn Wong’s artistic practice with a focus on recent works on paper, from 2010 to the present.

Wong translates an enduring captivation with pop culture, from icons like Elvis to Prince to popular cinema, including 60’s Beach Party and martial arts films, into densely layered compositions, built with complex linework pulsing with vibrant color.  

Wong has established her own visual vocabulary with elaborate systems of construction that are as intricate as they are enigmatic. With her compelling, singular style, Wong has developed an impressive body of work. When working in the studio, Wong’s momentum is unwavering. When the spirit moves her, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Wong joined the CE studio in 1985. Her artwork has been widely exhibited in a number of group exhibitions around the world, including  Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled (TBD) at the California Museum (Sacramento, 2017), Resonating Resonance at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan, 2016), and Bay Area Now 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, 2014). In 2018 Wong's work was featured in Mind Place, a group exhibition at the CE gallery, and most recently in 6 Women: Female Voices from Creativity Explored at the Marriott Stanton Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

Curated by Visual Arts Instructor Danielle Wright

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Opening Reception

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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 Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco), featuring a special setlist of Marilyn Wong's favorite musical artists.

FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Featured Events

Part 1: What You Do Curated by Dena Beard
March 26 - May 31, 2020
Available March 26

What You Do is Creativity Explored's first all video and digital exhibition, curated by Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab. Part 1 will be available on CE's YouTube page&nb...


Part 2: What You Do Curated by Dena Beard
April 16 - May 31, 2020
Available April 16

What You Do is Creativity Explored's first all video and digital exhibition, curated by Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab. Part 1 will be available on CE's YouTube page&nb...