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September 20 - November 15, 2018

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Monster Jacket by Christina Marie Fong, 2018, permanent and fabric marker on denim jacket

Button up for our new fashion-themed group exhibition, Fabulate!

Following a collaboration with Commes Des Garçons in 2013-14, Creativity Explored returns to the runway with Fabulate!, a group fashion exhibition of raw couture designed with repurposed and deconstructed materials.

Inspired by the innate desire to express oneself through dress, over 50 artists transformed fabric, clothing, and accessories using paint, embroidery, and fiber art into one-of-a-kind statement pieces ready for the street or runway.

The collection includes vibrant hand-painted gowns with abstract patterns, jackets adorned with movie monsters and celebrity portraits, and stylishly upcycled street fashion accessories. The exhibition will also include traditional 2-D artwork inspired by fashion editorial spreads and items of clothing.

Many garments were produced in partnership with the City College of San Francisco Surface Design Class, that has been taking place at the CE studio since 1988.

The curators extend a special thanks to City College of San Francisco!



Opening Reception
 & Fashion Show
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Doors open to the public at 6:45 pm for the fashion show

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

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

Fashion Show MC Sister Rosemary Chicken of the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Music by DJ Eric Montano

Hair and Makeup by Andrea Bolding and Michele Von Colorbox of Barnets Salon

Jewelry by Fiat Lux




Join us at the Creativity Explored studio and gallery for additional programming celebrating the heart and "sew" of Fabulate!

Fabulate a Fascinator Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 2018
from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Fashion Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with SF SNAD
Thursday, November 15, 2018
from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

November 7 - December 1, 2018

Venue
Root Division

Location
San Francisco, CA

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by Daniel Green, 2018, mixed media on cardboard, 19.75 x 26 inches

We are excited to announce that seven works by Daniel Green will be included in 140 Characters at Root Division.

Curated by Lauren Etchells and Margaret Timbrell, 140 Characters examines the role of text-based art within contemporary society and its relationship to continually changing technologies and forms of communication. Text-based art is inherently in contrast between the explicit and the ambiguous; text conveys specific ideas while the ambiguity of language often leaves itself open to interpretation.

Various social media platforms allow participants to craft personal brands and find 24-hour audiences, which significantly affect the way we choose to communicate and take in information. This group exhibition questions how new technologies and various social media influence creative production, as well as highlight the ways in which we connect and communicate with one another. The exhibition will feature 20 artists with a range of mediums and disciplines.

Participating artists include: Anh Bui, Julia Chamberlain, Jamee Crusan, Rodney Ewing, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Theresa Giammattei, Daniel Green, Porpentine Heartscape, Maya Kabat, John Lindsey, Shirin Makaremi, Jenna Meacham, Avital Meshi, Guo Mong, Rebecca Ora, Blanca Estela Rodríguez, Brian Singer, Sayaka Suzuki, Christopher Taylo, and Jake Weigel 



Opening Reception
Saturday, November 10, 7:00 to 10:00 PM 



Root Division
1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103

Featured Events

140 Characters Opening Reception at Root Division
November 10, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

We are excited to announce that seven works by Daniel Green will be included in 140 Characters at Root Division. Curated by Lauren Etchells and Margaret Timbrell, 140 Ch...


Fashion Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with SF SNAD
November 15, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us at the Sixteenth Street studio with San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SF SNAD) as we celebrate the closing of our acclaimed fashion exhibition Fabulate! with an interactive worksh...


Small Art Pop-up for Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2018
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

In honor of #SmallBizSaturday, Creativity Explored will be hosting a small artwork pop-up in the studio just in time for your holiday shopping. Join us to shop our selection of affordable modestly-si...


Holiday Art Shop Opening Celebration
November 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This season shop with heart, give more art! Our beloved Holiday Art Shop returns for your gift-giving pleasure! The salon-style pop-up shop will offer giftable and affordable works of art curated jus...


Splatter Paint Workshop with Artist Christine Stovell
December 8, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Get ready to get messy! In celebration of the Holiday season, we’re offering an exciting interactive workshop with guest artist Christine Stovell. Join us and create one-of-a-kind splatter pain...


The Progress Holiday Brunch Market
December 9, 2018
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Join CE for a pop-up brunch market at The Progress! Our friends at the world-renowned Fillmore neighborhood restaurant are hosting a pop-up brunch and maker's market just in time for Holiday shopping...