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June 6-30, 2019

Venue
San Francisco Zen Center

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Marilyn Wong, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 20 x 24.5 inches

We are excited to announce Patterns in Practice, a new exhibition at San Francisco Zen Center curated by board member Arianna Orland.

Repetition and pattern, pattern and repetition. Why do we make things, and why does it matter? A question for the ages. What happens in the making when we let go of our formal expectations? Are we then making to communicate something poetic, something greater, something beyond words and something deeply human?
 
Patterns in Practice explores work from a variety of Creativity Explored artists where mark making is essential to their creative practice. Untethered to the trappings of representational form, this curation asks us to transcend expectation and explore what lies beyond. The exhibition features original paintings, drawings and fiber art by nine CE artists: Charles Cruz, Elana Cooper, Linda Davenport, Roland Record, Kevin Roach, Hung Kei Shiu, Ana Maria Vidalon, Marilyn Wong, and Doris Yen.
The exhibition will be on view and open to the public from June 6 through June 30 in the main reception area of the Zen Center. Please see the SF Zen Center's website for hours.
 


San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Reception
Friday, June 21
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public
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.

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