CE x CG x NIAD
June 1–29, 2019
Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 107
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA
Panel Discussion: Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 5–8 p.m.
“CE x CG x NIAD” will be on view June 1-29, 2019 in Gallery 107 at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Opening reception is Saturday, June 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., preceded by a panel discussion.
About the Exhibition
Florence and Elias Katz founded Creative Growth Art Center in 1974 in response to statewide cuts in services for adults with disabilities. In 1983 they opened Creativity Explored in San Francisco and in 1984 they went on to create NIAD (Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development) Art Center in Richmond. Although they operate separately, the three art studios share a common mission to serve and support artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing professional studio space, exhibition opportunities, and representation.
“CE x CG x NIAD” is a rare opportunity to view works by artists from all three studios. Since their inception, the studios have paved the path for artists with disabilities in the contemporary art field. Artists from our studios are included in prominent private and institutional collections including MoMA, SFMOMA, The Smithsonian, Berkeley Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
“CE x CG x NIAD” explores the full range of the artistic experience that the artists of Creativity Explored, Creative Growth and NIAD access: triumphant and sublime, powerful and liberated, humorous and optimistic. Using radiant colors, unusual techniques, and free lines, the 30 artists in “CE x CG x NIAD” are activists of their own cause, conversing over new cultural formats and continuing to be at the forefront of the contemporary art world.