Creative Growth at the Sonoma County Museum

Margins To Mainstream: Contemporary Artists With Disabilities

June 15 – September 15

The Sonoma County Museum features the work of 19 Creative Growth artists, in addition to two Korean artists: Minseo Cho, who attends Able Art in Korea and Kwak ku Seob, an artist from Korea’s Raw+Side center.  Artists Donald Mitchell, Dan Miller, Luis Aguilera, Erin Punzel, John Martin, William Tyler, and Carlos Perez are among the Creative Growth artists included, showing a diverse range in media from works on paper to fiber to ceramic and wood.

This exhibition has its basis in an exhibit entitled Different and Special, which Creative Growth was largely featured in at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (GMoMA) in Ansan, South Korea from August through October 2012. GMoMA is a partner museum with the Sonoma County Museum working together on the North-South Museums Connect grant program. In Different and Special, the work of Creative Growth artists was shown alongside several Korean artists with disabilities from Raw+Side and the Able Art Center in Korea, and the Tanpopo-no-ye Art Center in Hana, Japan. A selection of Creative Growth artwork that was originally presented in the GMoMA show will be on display at the Sonoma County Museum, along with newer three-dimensional artwork from other emerging artists at Creative Growth.

Artwork: Dan Miller, Untitled, 2013, Ceramic, Collection of Chad Graff & Joann Falkenburg