Our Current Board

David Prowler, President
Emily Dubin, Vice President
Cindy Morton, Secretary
John Jordan, Treasurer
Edward Baba
Ruth Berson
Clair Bright
Brit Epperson
Craig Hazenfield
Ilan Hornstein
Hannah Kahn
Jeannine Merritt-Elzey
Chris Ospital
Greg Price
Gargi Talukdar
Kris Twining
Cheryl Ward


Administrative, Management & Support Staff

Amy Auerbach, Gallery and Exhibitions Manager
Ellen Dahlke, Development and Communications Associate
Shaelyn Hanes, Office Manager
Ann Kappes, Director of Licensing
E. Francis Kohler, CE2 Studio & Services Manager/Visual Arts Instructor
Ruth Marcus, Development Director
Paul Moshammer, Studio Director
Elena “Bety” Ortiz, Habilitation Aide
Ken Paul Rosenthal, Art & Exhibition Preparator
Stephanie Rudd, Gallery Associate


Gilles Combet
Visual Arts Instructor

Gilles Combet grew up in Paris and London during the 1970's. Taking art classes at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs while students were taking over the streets, he ended up dropping out of school, turning his back on a middle class upbringing and apprenticing himself to the Compagnons du Tour de France, an ancient craft guild dating back to the Middle Ages.

After learning the trade of roof carpentry, Combet traveled extensively in Europe. At the age of 18, he moved to Africa, where he eventually ended up living for six months in the Sahara desert with a family of Touareg nomads. This experience was pivotal in his life.
Upon his return to France, Combet pursued a 10-year career as a professional dancer, working with choreographer Karin Waehner and others. Dance eventually brought him to the United States.

Following a series of injuries, Combet went back to fine arts which he has been exploring ever since. He also taught high school students with special needs, took a degree in multimedia and web design, and worked as a graphic designer. Gilles Combet currently lives in San Francisco, where he teaches at Creativity Explored, an art center for artists with developmental disabilities.

You can view Gilles' website here

I try to create unique objects that have the capacity to affect people in unexpected ways.

Teaching Artists

Victor Cartagena, Visual Arts Instructor
Suda Changkasiri, Visual Arts Instructor
Gilles Combet , Visual Arts Instructor
Leeza Doreian, Visual Arts Instructor
Amanda Eicher, Visual Arts Instructor
Carole Fitzgerald, CCSF Visual Arts Instructor
Andrew Gilson, Visual Arts Instructor
Veronica Graham, Visual Arts Instructor
Kelley Kerslake, Visual Arts Instructor
Judith LaRosa, Visual Arts Instructor
Eric Larson, Assistant Studio Manager & Visual Arts Instructor
Joseph McGovern, Visual Arts Instructor & Volunteer Coordinator
Geri Montano, Visual Arts Instructor
Larry Morace, Visual Arts Instructor
Pilar Olabarria, Visual Arts Instructor & Services Coordinator
Glenn Peckman, Visual Arts Instructor
Horace Washington, Visual Arts Instructor
Danielle Wright, Visual Arts Instructor

Become a studio artist

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Contact

Email
General Inquiries
info@creativityexplored.org
Executive Director
Amy Taub
Gallery
Amy Auerbach
Development Director
Ruth Marcus
Marketing/Licensing/
Ann Kappes
Volunteering
Joseph McGovern
Press
Ellen Dahlke

Studio / Gallery / Offices
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco CA 94103

(415) 863-2108 Phone
(415) 863-1655 Fax
gallery@creativityexplored.org

Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Or by appointment


 
Second Studio (CE2)
One Arkansas Street (at 16th Street), Studio E
San Francisco CA 94107

(415) 863-2946 Phone
(415) 863-2922 Fax
ce2@creativityexplored.org

CE2 Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

CE2 Public Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Or by appointment


 
Online Store
(415) 863-2108 Phone
store@creativityexplored.org