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Winter Workshop: Celebrate the Solstice

December 16, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street

Sun Face by Alex Yeap © 2015 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 13 x 14 inches

Make a gift or keepsake that sets your intention for the new year!

Visual Arts Instructor Kelley Kerslake, Maria Forde, and CE artists, will lead this fun workshop to make a 3D artwork that honors the winter season! 

Plus, the gallery and studio will be filled with thousands of affordable paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, and digital works for sale in our annual Holiday Art ShopHalf the proceeds from the sale of every artwork support local Creativity Explored artists, so give artwork this holiday season!



Event Details

Saturday, December 16, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(in the Creativity Explored studio)

Activities
* Drop-in Workshop (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
* Cider and cookies served
* Free gift wrapping with purchase of Creativity Explored wrapping paper

Free and open to the public ($5 materials donation suggested)
Adults and kids welcome



Holiday 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

Also open by appointment

Grateful Greetings: Printmaking Workshop

December 9, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street

Untitled (X-mas Tree) by Gordon Chin © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker and watercolor on paper, 8 x 5.5 inches

Celebrate the season at Creativity Explored! Print your own personal holiday greeting card and shop for artful gifts.

Bring your friends and family members to this drop in workshop and shopping day while Creativity Explored artists provide the holiday inspiration.

CE Visual Arts Instructor/Studio Director Paul Moshammer and several CE artists will lead you in the art of printmaking. Try out this easy to learn technique to make greeting cards, ornaments, decoration, or artworks to give away as gifts.

Plus, the gallery and studio will be filled with thousands of affordable paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, and digital works for sale in our annual Holiday Art ShopHalf the proceeds from the sale of every artwork support local Creativity Explored artists, so give artwork this holiday season!



Event Details

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(in the Creativity Explored studio)

Activities
* Drop-in Printmaking Workshop (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
* Cider and cookies served
* Free gift wrapping with purchase of Creativity Explored wrapping paper

Free and open to the public ($5 materials donation suggested)
Adults and kids welcome



Holiday 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

Also open by appointment

What I Like About You

December 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue
Southern Exposure

Location
3030 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

Still from Makeya Kaiser's animated video

We're pleased to announce that Makeya Kaiser's video, Tribute to Whitney Houston, was chosen as part of Southern Exposure's 2017 Juried Presentation!

Southern Exposure's 26th Annual Juried Presentation of new work, What I Like About You is the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. This year, artists were invited to submit moving image work for consideration by guest juror Christy LeMaster, founding director of Chicago's microcinema The Nightingale.

In conjunction with the screening, LeMaster will give a brief multi-media talk discussing the history of microcinemas in America, collaborative working structures, and creating modes of distribution outside of traditional market logic.

Participating Artists
Anxious to Make (Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez), Zachary Epcar, Adrianne Finelli, Laetitia Jacquart and JP Dobrin, Makeya Kaiser, Diana Li, Benjamin Michel, Sonya Redi, Trina Robinson, Talena Sanders, Wei Keong Tan, Natalie Tsui

About the Juror
Christy LeMaster founded Chicago’s microcinema, The Nightingale, in 2008. She has programmed screenings for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Filmmakers, Columbia College Chicago, The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Sector 2337, and Intuit Gallery. She teaches Media Theory at Columbia College Chicago and has been a movie critic on the NPR Chicago affiliate, WBEZ’s morning show 848 and CINE-FILE.info.

Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 

Tribute to Whitney Houston is a music video by a fan for the fans. In this animation video, Makeya Kaiser captures her deep love and appreciation for the pop icon Whitney Houston. Like a message in a bottle, Makeya hopes this video will begin a conversation with those who share her strong affinity for "The Queen of the Night."

In the vein of fan art, Kaiser adds her own unique twist on Whitney’s famous ballad I Will Always Love You. Each scene is a hybrid of locations combining props and costumes inspired by Houston’s video catalogue with 3D paintings of people and places in Kaiser’s own life. The result is a montage; weaving the celebrity with the fan, the private with the public, and performance with intimate moments. In Makeya’s own words, she describes the video as “a statement of her love for Whitney and Whitney’s most well known love song”

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