3245 Sixteenth St. at Guerrero
San Francisco, California 94103

It may be winter, but the artists of Creativity Explored are stripping things down to the bare essentials in a new exhibition of original artwork entitled "Naked." Nude figure drawing has been a staple of art education for hundreds of years, but it was a definite first at this studio for artists with developmental disabilities. In sessions with live professional art models over several weeks, the artists worked on classic exercises for drawing the human body. Many of the resulting charcoal and pen and ink sketches will be on display and available for purchase. The clothing optional theme takes a humorous turn with Antonio Benjamin's "Nudes with Leg Warmers" and Peter Cordova's interpretation of the famous Avedon photo of actress Nastassja Kinski wrapped only in a large snake.

Opening Reception: Thurs., January 11, 2007 from 7 to 9 pm
Exhibit runs from Jan. 12 to Mar. 1, 2007
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, Sat. 1-6pm
Info: call (415) 863-2108 or email: [email protected]

Creativity Explored is San Francisco's premiere a visual art center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit and sell art.

Official Website: http://www.creativityexplored.org

Added by suemking on December 20, 2006