Recent Press Releases

Bitchin'
Exhibition
Posted on April 22, 2019

San Francisco, April 19, 2019 - Creativity Explored, the premier nonprofit visual art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to present Bitchin’, a two-part dog-themed exhibition for humans and dogs. In homage to San Franciscans’ appreciation for their pets, the exhibition includes over two dozen Creativity Explored artists and their original portraits of simply good dogs. Eclectic, heartwarming and comical, Bitchin’ welcomes viewers to reflect on companionship and the joyful relationship between our species as we live our best pug-life. The show is a celebration of the bond between species and ultimately a reflection of 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. During the exhibition, part of the gallery will be transformed into a mini exhibition for your dog to enjoy mounted at dog eye-level. Because dogs love art, food, humans, (and butts) and we do too.

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Five and Two Others Curated by Mildred Howard
Exhibition
Posted on February 13, 2019

Acclaimed artist Mildred Howard believes, “Art is art, regardless of who makes it.” In this forthcoming group show, Howard presents selected artworks of five Creativity Explored artists, Vincent Jackson, James Miles, Selene Perez, Evelyn Reyes, and Lance Rivers, alongside two contemporary Bay Area artists, Oliver Lee Jackson and John Moore. Addressing inequities in curatorial practices in the art world, Howard aims to open up a dialogue about artistic representation by presenting groupings of small format works by artists with and without developmental disabilities, with an egalitarian vision and exceptional grace.

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Marilyn Wong: Catching Spirit
Exhibition
Posted on December 27, 2018

In her over 30 year career, Marilyn Wong (b. 1949) has developed an exceptional artistic vision. Marilyn Wong: Catching Spirit highlights the range and depth of 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. Curated by Visual Arts Instructor Danielle Wright

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Holiday Art Shop & Seasonal Events
Exhibition/Special Events
Posted on November 19, 2018

Get ready to deck the walls with Creativity Explored art at our annual Holiday Art Shop. All season long the Creativity Explored gallery will transform into a shopping destination for artful gifting. Experience and shop the salon-style pop-up, curated by the CE team with affordable and unique original art created by 135 artists working in the studios. Plus, shop our selection of art products for the perfect stocking stuffer including trendy enamel pins, artistic apparel, wrapping paper, art supply kits, and our ever-popular notecards to accompany any holiday gift. Remember, 50% of the proceeds from any art sale go directly to the artist. Shop with heart, give more art! The kick off the Holiday Art Shop, Creativity Explored will host an Opening Celebration for the San Francisco community. Celebrate in CE style and get first pick of original art! Enjoy mulled wine and holiday-themed nibbles as you explore the studio and mingle with artists. Dress to impress for the Artsy Sweater Contest at 8:00 PM for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Take selfies at the CE photobooth with artist Vincent Jackson and get crafty at our Ornament Crafting art-making table. Groove to tunes all night long by Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco) and later dance your heart out for the Holiday Disco Dance Party power hour from 9:00 - 10:00 PM. This community event is one of the most anticipated gallery events of the year, so come early and curate your holiday shopping with gifts that give back.

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