What We're Watching: Showcasing The Magical Work Of Artists
From the Kenneth Rainin Foundation: "When artist Ana Teresa Fernández first stepped inside the main studio and gallery of Creativity Explored she discovered magic...What emerged from Ana’s initial visit was a collaborative project “Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá,” which is featured in the above video. The project took place in 2019 and 2020 and engaged nearly 50 developmentally disabled artists to explore ideas of movement and migration. An immersive exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute in March 2020 brought a kaleidoscope of their expressive works to a wider public."
"At Creativity Explored, it’s like you’re walking into a magical land of art. There are so many drawings and paintings and sculptures everywhere, and it seems like all the pieces are talking and speaking to you. The artists are all intensely creating work—drawing and painting and weaving and sculpting. Everyone’s just focused and making," said artist Ana Teresa Fernández. "A lot of the artists don’t communicate with verbal language. But so much about what they are saying, and how it is that they communicate, is through their work—their marks, their colors, their patterns. So the idea of exploring the notion of home and their journey to where they are now was all about using those marks in their work as their voice."