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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 ...

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Title: An Other Life
Artist: William Scott, Nicole Storm, Terri Bowden
Dates: Jan 25th - Mar 2nd
Time: Check Venue listings.

Creative Growth begins the New Year with an exhibition of work that brings alternate realities to life. Explore the landscapes of Meyshe Benyomen Shapiro-Nygren’s warring galaxies, Chris Corr-Barberis’ cryptic drawings of the “Real” and “Unreal,” and Rickie Algarva’s worlds, filled with surreal and mythological creatures. Nicole Storm brings her prolific practice to the gallery with an artist-curated section of the exhibition; her prophetic thoughts and observations, looped into abstractions in her pink and purple washes of paint, are worlds onto their own. At times, there is a sense of artists willing fantasy into truth, such as Aurie Ramirez’s repetitive, dreamlike characters and William Scott’s paintings of re-imagined housing projects, the deceased returning to earth as benevolent aliens, and depictions of William’s own life filled with the love and peace he longs for.

Concurrent with the opening of An Other Life is the release of Creative Growth’s new book, Painting Utopia – a retrospective of William’s Scott’s career and creative process. William is a long-standing and treasured artist at Creative Growth and has spent the past 25 years developing a meticulous drawing and painting style that explores an alternative past, present, and future. William will be signing books and speaking first-hand about his work beginning at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 25.

On the Ramp: Terri Bowden
Terri Bowden’s otherworldly drawings of celebrities and animals re-imagined as albino and rendered with nuanced expression will join her impressionistic beachscapes and neon portraits of punk rockers in a presentation of the artist’s work on paper.