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October 1 - November 1, 2019

Venue
Black & Blue Tattoo

Location
381 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA

Untitled (Koi Tattoo) by Nita Hicks, 2014 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, graphite and watercolor on paper

We're excited to partner with our neighbors, Black & Blue Tattoo, to present a new exhibition featuring tattoo-themed artwork by Creativity Explored artists.

The exhibition will feature ink-worthy original work by Andrew BixlerDaniel Green, Nita Hicks, Camille Holvoet, Andrew LiJohn Patrick McKenzieJose Nuñez, Miyuki Tsurukawa, and Gerald Wiggins.

Drop by the shop during the month of October to catch the exhibition and get inspired by CE art for your next tattoo!



Black & Blue Tattoo
381 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA

Store Hours
Monday - Sunday
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

September 26, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Venue
Katz Snyder Gallery at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Location
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Xanda's Lion Justice and Anti-Trophy Hunt Flan Plate by Yukari Sakura, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on paper, 18 x 24 inches. Title illustrated by Yukari Sakura.

We are thrilled to partner with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) on a scrumptuos exhibition at the Katz Snyder Gallery.

Big Bellies celebrates food at large, a popular subject at the Creativity Explored studios. This expansive collection sparks a larger conversation around cultural identity, family traditions, class, and nourishment.

Playing off the theme of artistic beauty in food, Big Bellies features work by 18 Creativity Explored artists who include food as visual or conceptual elements.

From quintessential desserts to arrays of fruits and vegetables, from hyper-processed packaged food to simple bowls of rice, the representation of food in Big Bellies goes beyond classical still-life, the food items are more than metaphorical messages, but reflections on identity and tradition.

A visually finger-licking adventure, Big Bellies provokes the senses and tempts visitors to
expand their aesthetic diet.

 


Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free - RSVP requested. Please RSVP here.

The Katz Snyder Gallery is located on the second floor of the JCCSF and is open:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday - Sunday: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm



About the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877. Open to all, JCCSF programs and services include a 45,000 square-foot Fitness Center, world-class performances and lectures, three outstanding preschoolsart and ceramics classes for children and adults, Jewish education classes and workshopsholiday celebrations and so much more!

For more information visit: www.jccsf.org


September 19 - November 7, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Guitar, Detail) by John Iwaszewicz, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on particle board. Untitled (Hands, Work in Progress) by Joseph

In a tumultuous political climate, the voices of artists on the margin continue to provide unique perspectives and insight into navigating the distinctly American tensions of race, class, nationality, and identity.

Local artists, curators, and brothers Victor Cartagena and Carlos Cartagena center the voices of CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and John Iwaszewicz in this new exhibition to draw upon their unique creative processes to explore, connect, and share their visions of resistance.

"It’s been a learning experience for me following the creative dialogue of Joseph Green and John Iwaszewicz, seeing them work side-by-side.  Their collaboration has shed light on how each one expresses concerns and reflections on life and society," Teaching Artist and curator Victor Cartagena explains, speaking about the process behind the exhibition. "The result is novel and unexpected and may challenge traditional expectations when it comes to art produced by Creativity Explored artists."

Fragments + Resistance features new paintings, drawings, multimedia sculptures and installations by Green and Iwaszewicz that challenge viewers to elevate and include the voices of artists with developmental disabilities in the critical discussions about America today and into the future.



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

Opening Reception - Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

August 30 - September 30, 2019

Venue
American Institute of Architects San Francisco

Location
Hallidie Building, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA

Poster artwork by Amos Goldbaum

We are thrilled to be participating in this years' We The City exhibition for the Architecture + The City Festival, co-presented by American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) and Center for Architecture + Design.

The 16th Annual Architecture + The City Festival aims to explore how cultural diversity and connectivity inspire and inform the built environment. From the Dog Patch to the Outer Sunset, San Francisco is a unique, diverse, and multi-generational mosaic. The theme We The City reflects and explores these values.

When you visit the exhibition, keep an eye out for artwork by Andrew Li, Yolanda Ramirez, Roland Record, and Lance Rivers.

Get tickets to the festival here. Preview much of the artwork included and learn more here.



The exhibition is on view at:
AIASF Headquarters
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA

Visiting Hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

July 18 - September 5, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled by Charles Stanberry, 2017 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, pencil and marker on paper, 11.25 x 13.75 inches

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. (Jane Jacobs)


The artist’s unique perspective has often found a warm welcome in cities. As hotbeds of imagination and creative thinking, urban centers have long fostered artists and artists have long contributed to their visionary and innovative spirit. This symbiotic relationship has been visioned expertly and often by so many Creativity Explored makers. Cityscape, curated by CE artist Isaac Haney-Owens, is an exploration of this timeless call and response and features works by eleven Creativity Explored artists.

Haney-Owens says, “The urban environment is fascinating to me because of the variety of architectural styles, the different types of people it attracts, and the amount of cultural diversity there is in a city.” Prompted by the radical creativity found in the city he calls home, Haney-Owens plans to re-work the Gallery into a simulated urban environment (including transforming our gallery desk into a classic outdoor newsstand). The space will house an array of urban-themed paintings, drawings, and sculptures which mirror the magnetic and eclectic energy of the real-life city just beyond.

Within Cityscape, San Francisco plays a starring role, while general urban aesthetics are explored as well. Exquisite architectural drawings by Lance Rivers promote a sense of memory and track changes to the urban landscape. The pure beauty of movement and the patterned flows of people, cars and traffic through the city are impressionistically represented in the drawings of Andrew Li and Kate Thompson, and a playful architectural sculpture by Lucinda Addison personifies an intimate relationship to San Francisco’s colorful vibrancy.

Artists have been captivated by the lure of the urban for centuriesthe nonrural environment as muse having been explored in artistic histories from fresco painting to contemporary cinema. The artists included in Cityscape, aim to build upon this rich legacy through their own unique and personal artistic visioning.

A new issue of the long-running zine project Whipper Snapper Nerd (WSN) will be released into the urban wilds at the Cityscape opening reception. WSN 11 features the art of Isaac Haney-Owens. Haney-Owens regularly constructs sculptural re-creations of signs from historic small businesses. His detail-oriented and handbuilt models act as memento minisculo, recording urban changes and building social memory.

Curated by CE artist Isaac Haney-Owens

Cityscape Title Illustration by Yukari Sakura

 Shop the exhibition on Artsy



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

Opening Reception - Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Music by Resident DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco)



Opening Reception Sponsor:

The Kelsey Logo

The Kelsey is a Bay Area nonprofit creating inclusive communities where people of all abilities, incomes, and backgrounds live, play, and serve together and partnering with organizations and entities who seek to do the same. Their first buildings are in development in San Jose and San Francisco. They also work on local and state advocacy to increase inclusive housing access in all communities. www.thekelsey.org

Opening Reception In-Kind Sponsor:

Philz Coffee

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