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June 1-29, 2019

Venue
Minnesota Street Project

Location
San Francisco, CA

Artwork by Evelyn Reyes, William Scott, and Susan Wise

We are thrilled to announce a new exhibition in partnership with Creative Growth and NIAD at Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 107. The exhibition is on view June 1 through June 29, 2019. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 am though 5:30 pm. Opening reception is Saturday, June 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, preceded by a panel discussion at 2:00 pm.

About the exhibition

Florence and Elias Katz founded Creative Growth in 1974 in response to statewide cuts in services for adults with disabilities. In 1983 they opened Creativity Explored in San Francisco and in 1984 they went on to create NIAD (Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development) in Richmond. Although they operate separately, the three art studios share a common mission to serve and support artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing professional studio space, exhibition opportunities, and representation.

CE x CG x NIAD is a rare opportunity to view works by artists from all three studios. Since their inception, the studios have paved the path for artists with disabilities in the contemporary art field. Artists from our studios are included in prominent private and institutional collections including MoMA, SFMoMA, Berkeley Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

CE x CG x NIAD explores the full range of the artistic experience that Creativity Explored, Creative Growth and NIAD’s artists access: triumphant and sublime, powerful and liberated, humorous and optimistic. Using radiant colors, unusual techniques, free lines, the 30 artists in CE x CG x NIAD are activists of their own cause, conversing over new cultural formats and continuing to be at the forefront of the contemporary art world.

Included in the exhibition are works from Antonio Benjamin (Creativity Explored), Mireya Betances (NIAD Art Center), Pablo Calderon (Creativity Explored), Sylvia Fragoso (NIAD Art Center), Paul Gee (Creativity Explored), Camille Holvoet (Creativity Explored), Dan Miller (Creative Growth), Vincent Jackson (Creativity Explored), Susan Janow (Creative Growth), Makeya Kaiser (Creativity Explored), Julie MacDonald (NIAD Art Center), Dwight Mackintosh (Creative Growth), Karen May (NIAD Art Center), John Patrick McKenzie (Creativity Explored), James Miles (Creativity Explored), Marlon Mullen (NIAD Art Center), John Mullins (Creative Growth), Tony Pedemonte (Creative Growth), Dorrie Reid (NIAD Art Center), Evelyn Reyes (Creativity Explored), William Scott (Creative Growth), Tre’von Silva (NIAD Art Center), Danny Thach (NIAD Art Center), Monica Valentine (Creative Growth), Ron Veasey (Creative Growth), Billy White (NIAD Art Center), and Susan Wise (NIAD Art Center).

About the panel discussion

On June 1, beginning at 2:00 pm, the panel discussion “Artists with Disabilities in the Contemporary Art World: A Conversation with CE, NIAD and CG” will take place in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium. Included in this lively conversation on artists with disabilities and the role their art practice plays in the larger contemporary art world will be Linda Johnson (Creativity Explored), Tom di Maria (Creative Growth), Amanda Eicher (NIAD Art Center), Jack Fischer (Jack Fischer Gallery), Nancy Lim (SFMOMA), and Doug Robson. Admission is free. All are welcome.



Minnesota Street Project
Gallery 107
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Gallery hours
Fridays and Saturdays
11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Opening Celebration
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Panel Discussion at 2:00 pm
Public Reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

May 15 - June 29, 2019

Venue
Humane Society Silicon Valley

Location
901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035


We are thrilled to be hosting a satellite show of Bitchin’ at the Humane Society Silicon Valley Animal Community Center. Drop by the center during business hours to enjoy even more heartwarming dog-themed art by ten CE artists. All artwork will available for purchase by contacting the CE Gallery. Simply give us a call or email gallery@creativityexplored.org with your inquiry.

While you’re there be sure to ask about pets currently up for adoption and check out their full list of services on their website here.

The satellite show will be on view from May 15 to June 29, 2019.



Humane Society Silicon Valley Animal Community Center
901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035

Monday - Friday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

About Humane Society Silicon Valley
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people and pets for over 80 years. HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping services, pet care services, and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent, loving homes.

May 9 - July 11, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Three Dogs) by Zachary Adams, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 15 x 14.75 inches

The dog trots freely in the street
and has his own dog’s life to live
and to think about
and to reflect upon
touching and tasting and testing everything
investigating everything
without benefit of perjury
a real realist
with a real tale to tell

-Lawrence Ferlinghetti

We are pleased to present Bitchin’, a dog-themed exhibition for humans and dogs. In homage to San Franciscans’ appreciation for their pets, the exhibition includes original portraits of 'good dogs' by over two dozen CE artists.

Heartwarming and eclectic, Bitchin’ invites viewers to reflect on companionship and the joyful relationship between our species as we live our best “pug life.” The show acts as a celebration of the bond between species and ultimately a reflection around the artistic representation of canines, their stories, breeds, and personalities. Through original drawings, paintings, and sculptures Bitchin’ provides a platform for dogs to steal the show.

Part of the gallery will be transformed into a dog’s eye-level exhibition about some favorite canine things. Because dogs love art, food, humans, (and butts) and we do too. Free treats for canine patrons graciously provided by Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods.

Throughout the exhibition Creativity Explored will host two Raise the Woof Adoption Days with Family Dog Rescue and Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, local nonprofit shelters uniting dogs with forever homes. In celebration of the exhibition, Creativity Explored is partnering with Bark Magazine to promote and host related programming, including The Artist’s Best Friend: Dogs, Companionship & Inspiration, a unique panel discussion about the role of dogs and companionship in the arts with panel moderator Cameron Woo, co-founder and publisher of Bark Magazine.

Curated by Cléa Massiani

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Opening Reception - Dogs Welcome!
Thursday, May 9, 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 Resident DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco)

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


 
Related Programming

Bitchin' - Satellite Show at Humane Society Silicon Valley
May 15 - June 29, 2019

Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Muttville Dog Rescue
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Artist’s Best Friend: Dogs, Companionship & Inspiration
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Family Dog Rescue
Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm



Thank you to our Cultural Partners

Bark Magazine


Family Dog Rescure


Humane Society of Silicone Valley


Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods


Muttville Senior Dog Rescue


May 3-5, 2019

Venue
204 F Street

Location
Davis, CA

Untitled (Luchador) by Kevin Roach, 2019 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, glazed ceramic sculpture, 13.5 x 9 x 7 inches

We are pleased to be showing at this year’s California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) hosted by John Natsoulas Gallery. Each year the conference highlights the best of contemporary ceramic art including over 40 galleries, art centers, and schools.

In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors, plus see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.

Creativity Explored will debut at CCACA with selected ceramic works by:
Peter Cordova
Ricardo Estella
Paul Gee
Joseph “JD” Green
Nubia Ortega
Kevin Roach
and more!

“This is the kind educational, intellectual event one expects from museums or universities, but which public institutions seem less and less able to provide.” – ARTWEEK

To register and learn more click here.

May 2-20, 2019

Venue
Studio Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

Elvis Presley is born in North America (detail) by John Patrick McKenzie, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker on paper, 20 x 27 inches

We're proud to announce that an artwork by John Patrick McKenzie will be included in Alphabet Soup, a group exhibition, at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition features text and alphabet-themed artwork by over 100 local artists, arranged by letters in the alphabet.

Preview the exhibition by groupings A-M and N-Z. You'll find work by CE artist John Patrick McKenzie in group N-Z.



Receptions

Sunday, May 12 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

STUDIO Gallery

1641 Pacific Avenue
(between Polk & Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94109
www.STUDIOGallerySF.com

Gallery Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment



When you visit Alphabet Soup don't miss this classic work by McKenzie!

Elvis Presley is born in North America
Elvis Presley is born in North America by John Patrick McKenzie, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker on paper, 20 x 27 inches, $800 framed

Please contact STUDIO Gallery for inquiries during the run of the exhibition.

 

2019-05-09

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