Thursday, September 23, 2010

Creativity Explored!

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Creativity Explored is a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities are able to explore their creativity and create, exhibit, and sell their art.  I had not heard of this until I was flipping through my latest CB2 catalog and noticed they are selling a few limited-edition pieces.

Some of the pieces on the Creativity Explored site can be purchased in their original form or as prints.  Others can be purchased through their gallery in San Fransisco, some can be commissioned or rented, and some are just available for your viewing pleasure.  Honestly, just seeing the art is enough to make your day, but after reading about each artist, each piece is even more wonderful.

Here are just a few pieces.  You can click each link to find out more information and to see if it is available for purchase. 

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Mary's Story

Pablo Sandoval Hits a Home Run

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I think this work is so amazing and just love what this organization is all about.  Please do yourself a favor and take a little time to check out Creativity Explored.  I hope you find the artists and their work to be as inspiring as I did.


Ana Degenaar said...

This is beautiful and moving... Thanks so much for sharing this! I found an institution in Brazil where they display art made by children that had been abused or abducted and I couldn't stop crying the entire time. They display all the paintings they made while they recovered and it is in a way heart-breaking and inspiring.

Torrie said...

I have not yet heard about this organization, but as Ana said, thank you for sharing this! Since I've stopped working, I am much more thoughtful and conscientious of how I spend our money. This would be an investment that is well worth it- not just for the beautiful art work, but the 'story' behind it.

Sarah @ Designmarc said...

What an amazing organization. Thank you for sharing!


Michelle Salz-Smith said...

These are absolutely fantastic. And what a great resource with an even greater message. Thanks for showing these!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Thanks for checking it out, ladies!! Groups like this just warm my heart, as cheesy as that sounds.

Kylie said...

What an amazing group. Thank you so much for sharing this. You know, I saw this in my CB2 catalog and didn't even think twice about it. Not that it wasn't great, I just didn't even read it. Thank you for doing so because I never would have known. Now I want to buy things! :o) Kylie

PS..after your post yesterday, i am doing my best to chill on the exclamation points. :o)

Hello Lover... said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

What a great organization - so happy I found you just in time to read this!

And I am an absolute exclamation point over user - whoops!