January 19 – March 9, 2012
Get out of that winter funk and join Creative Growth for a new exhibition that celebrates the rich, moody aesthetic of the blues. Highlighting the spirit of the musical genre through visual storytelling and improvisatory compositions, Out of the Blue emphasizes new, and possibly unexpected, departures by artists like Donald Mitchell, John Hiltunen, Terri Bowden, William Tyler and more.
The blues arose out of traditional tunes and developed into an innovative and culturally relevant music legacy; it is this creative evolution that inspired the selection of art on view. Through varied modes of execution in wood, painting, drawing, and ceramics, see how old ideas from familiar Creative Growth artists become newly incarnated into fresh works of art.
Thursday, January 19
MEMBERS’ PREVIEW: 11AM – 2PM
MAIN EVENT: 5PM – 8PM
LIVE MUSIC BY THE Bay Area Blues Society CARAVAN OF ALLSTARS
BAR BY B Restaurant & Bar, Oakland
ALSO OPEN Saturday, January 21, 11AM-4PM
BBQ for Art Murmur, Friday February 3, 2012, 6-8pm–stay tuned for more details!
Artwork: Jorge Gomez