About Creative Growth Art Center
Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. Creative Growth provides a stimulating environment for artistic instruction, gallery promotion and personal expression. Artwork fostered in this unique environment is included in prominent collections and museums worldwide.
JANUARY 17 – MARCH 8, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 5PM-8PM
We invite you to explore the limits of interior and exterior space, and enter another dimension within the walls of Creative Growth Art Center. Between Spaces surveys the physical and social environments that are molded in the minds of our artists by navigating the shifting boundaries that define a space. From highly organized renderings of urban and domestic space to abstract representations of psychological space, the artists at Creative Growth manifest their unique interpretations of the places we occupy in reality and those we can only imagine.
George Wilson engulfs his subjects in a tangled ink shroud of lines or colorful negative space, while Laura Jo Pierce lays thoughts and actions as text across sewn maps. Merritt Wallace melds blueprints and absurd schematics into futuristic vessels and Maria Bustillos collages domestic interiors in clever and dizzying perspectives. See those artists featured and many more in our first exhibition of the year!
Thursday, January 17
Members’ Preview: 11AM – 2PM
Main Event: 5PM – 8PM
Bar & Live Music by Alex Kelly
ALSO OPEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 11AM – 4PM
THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, January 17, 5-8PM
In conjunction with the opening, the Friendship Circle will also host an outreach event for family, caregivers, and friends of Creative Growth artists. The goal of the night is to inform people of opportunities to participate directly in the Friendship Circle, as well as to build a strong and supportive Creative Growth community that reinforces the Creative Growth mission.
Artwork: Maria Bustillos, 2012, Acrylic on wood panels