Changing Channels opens THIS Thursday March 12, 5-8pm
The first ever Creative Growth exhibition dedicated to the artwork made in the Video Production Workshop. Including multi-media work made using cell animation, motion graphic animation, puppet video and live action. Join us for 'first look' screenings! DVD's of this new work will be for sale, as well as the storyboards, three dimensional puppets and sequential layer drawings used in the creation of each work.
Creative Growth Art Center Gallery
355 24th Street, Oakland CA 94612
510.836.2340 x 15
Regular gallery hours: M-F 11:00-5:30
The show will also be open Saturday, March 14, 11am-4pm
Creative Growth is an art studio and gallery that serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. An environment for artistic instruction, gallery promotion and personal expression. Works by Creative Growth artists can be found in collections and museums around the world.
March 10 - April 28, 2009
Opening: March 10, 6-8pm
White Columns, New York
320 West 13th Street (Enter on Horatio Street, between Hudson & 8th Avenue)
If you are in the area, please go check out the amazing drawings of William Scott @ White Columns in New York - You're in for a treat.
William is a self taught artist @ Creative Growth and is constantly drawing and sculpting. All of his projects are ambitious & deeply optimistic. He creates incredibly beautiful & strong female figures out of clay and paper mache. Looking at them, you can feel the admiration he has for these individuals. For many years William has been working on an ongoing urban planning project that re-imagines & rebuilds the city of San Francisco as a city of hope. His drawings are meticulous in detail with incredible accuracy despite being filled with imaginary buildings and idealized landmarks. Looking over the drawn plans you can immediately identify where you are standing. Public and private realities are combined seamlessly into a single landscape as he strives to create peaceful environments for everyone with hope and good will. The stories he tells are fantastic and the cities he builds are wonderful to visit.
Based in Oakland CA and established in the early 70's, Creative Growth is an art studio and gallery that serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. An environment for artistic instruction, gallery promotion and personal expression. Works by Creative Growth artists can be found in collections and museums around the world.
|TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Union Pool||Brooklyn, New York|
|Maxwells||Hoboken, New Jersey|
|Mississippi Studios||Portland, Oregon|
|Richards on Richards||Vancouer, British Columbia|
|The Garibaldi Lift Company||Whistler, British Columbia|
|The Nightlight||Bellingham, Washington|
|Moe’s Alley||Santa Cruz, California|
|The Independant||San Francisco, California|
|The Echo||Los Angeles, California|
|Heineken Transatlantic Festival||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Terrace Club||Princeton, New Jersey|
Aren't they beautiful?
(you can learn more here.)
Featuring the artwork of John Martin, Ron Veasey, Kerri Damianakes, and George Wilson. Join us as we take a look at new and historical drawings, paintings, woodworking and ceramics.
Creative Growth Art Center
355 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Opening Event: THIS Thursday, January 29th 5-8pm
Show runs: Jan 29th - March 6th, 2009, Monday through Friday
• Saturday Jan 31st 11-4pm
• Friday, Feb 6th 11-9 pm for Oakland's Art Murmur gallery walk.
This new exhibit entitled Museum of UnNatural History will be displayed at Art League Houston from January 9th until February 20th in Austin, TX. Please go check out the show if you are in the area and send me email about it, preferably with more photos...
source: lime & violet
While we applaud the CPSIA for responding, in their haste they simply forgot to exclude the class of children's goods that have earned and kept the public's trust: toys, clothes, books and accessories made in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. As a result, unless the law is modified, is that handmade and used children's products will no longer be legal in the US. You won’t be able to sell or give away any children's products that have not been independently tested by a third-party lab and certified compliant with this law. Further more, this over reaching law will impact our schools and public libraries. Existing (safe) items will be required to be needlessly destroyed.
To anyone who has not READ the entire text of the law, and to those who have merely "skimmed" it: READ the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 before dismissing the very real concerns and issues raised.
The Act is very confusing and we want to be mindful that others need to be given enough context to understand the issues. It is not about being anti-child-safety or anti-testing. It’s not about politics. It is about dealing with the fact that this over reaching law is far too vague and neglects to consider the impact of its words. For small American, Canadian, Australian and European toy-makers, and manufacturers of all children's products the costs of mandatory testing will probably force them out of business. That said, even larger companies are demanding more clarification.
Please read this excellent article written by Holly Jahangiri. I was touched by her elegance in making her points and her appeal to all people who will be impacted to unify their efforts.
I have no doubt the law will be amended, but how long will it take? And will it go far enough? During that time, how many independent designer and small business we have grown to love will be forced to closed their doors? As a crafts person, small business owner, children's product designer, book reader, consumer, etc, etc- I feel VERY deeply about changing this law. It impacts all of us. Please make your voice heard by signing a petition, writing or calling your congress representative, send a letter to talk show hosts like Oprah, Ellen, Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart, contact your local news stations - anything to get the word out. You help is GREATLY needed.
Sign the petitions!
Here are some sample letters:
To learn more:
In the case of Creativity Explored’s studio artists with developmental disabilities, some of whom do not speak, making art that brings images & text together can become a powerful way to communicate stories that often remain untold. Legend: Myth and Memory offers a compelling glimpse into the interior worlds & memories of many studio artists through works that feature personal snippets of text incorporated into paintings, drawings & works on wood
Opening Reception is tonight: Thursday, January 8, '09, 7-9pm
Dates: January 8 - February 25, '09
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103