Monday, July 23, 2007

Creativity Explored

Creativity Explored is an art center in the SF Mission District that offers studio space to artists with disabilities. Some of the artists have been institutionalized for many years while others have lived at home with supportive family members. The work produced by these artists is amazing! I visited the studio last weekend and had great conversations with many of them. Some were producing gorgeous abstract work in repetitive patterns, others favored drawing faces and still others were creating fiber art. All were eager to share their latest project with me. Here's a link to their site:

There is a call for mail art for the upcoming Transmissions exhibit. Here are the details:

Creativity Explored’s upcoming Transmissions gallery exhibition will feature mail art correspondence between artists from CE and Studio by the Tracks in Irondale, Alabama. The show will continue in the studio, and we invite you to MAIL us a piece of your art. Your drawings, paintings, photos, and even forms of post-worthy sculpture will be considered for studio display. Tell your friends!

Tips for submitting mail art:
It is best not to wrap the art. Just add CE’s address and correct postage and let the U.S. Postal Service do the rest.
Please understand that your entry will NOT be returned and may be included in a group art project.
If your entry is sold, all proceeds will go to Creativity Explored.
Please mail your entry by AUGUST 9th to: Creativity Explored, 3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
We hope to see you Thursday, August 16th between 7 and 9 p.m. at the opening reception for Transmissions!

The due date is short, August 9, 2007 but I hope you will send a piece of mail art to them.