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Thursday, January 17 to March 8, 2013
Creative Growth Art Center, the world’s oldest and largest studio and gallery for artists with disabilities, invites you to kick off the New Year with an exhibition that navigates the often shifting boundaries that define a space.
Between Spaces surveys the physical environment, as well as the social environment that exists within the minds of the artists working at Creative Growth. From highly organized renderings of urban and domestic space to abstract representations of psychological space, Creative Growth artists manifest interpretations of the places we occupy in reality and those we can only imagine.
Studio artist 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 stitched together maps. Merritt Wallace melds blueprints and absurd schematics into futuristic vessels and Maria Bustillos collages domestic interiors in clever and dizzying perspectives.
Don’t miss this personal invitation to enter the minds of Creative Growth visionary artists!
THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, January 17, 5-8PM
In conjunction with the opening, the Creative Growth Friendship Circle will host an outreach event for family, caregivers, and friends of Creative Growth artists. The goal of the evening is to inform people of how to participate directly with the Friendship Circle, as well as to build a strong and supportive community that reinforces the Creative Growth mission.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
Members’ Preview: 11AM – 2PM
Main Event: 5PM – 8PM
LIVE MUSIC by Alex Kelly
ALSO OPEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 11AM – 4PM