2019

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The Neighborhood

Harriton High School, Rosemont PA

The one night only community art show and sale!

 

Featuring artists: 

Jerard Harris, Sebby Yankelevich, Cory Jenkins, Jacob Berger, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Cassie Flanagan, Eric Stewart, Ron Thompson, Owen Ahearn-Browning, Vinetta Miller, Wendy Moreno, Olin Johnson, Peter Tsokas, Ben Riley, Cory Jenkins, Rachel Goldberg, Ben Indik, Natasha Plaza, Kelly Boyle, Daniel Celano, Mark Opielski, Olubunmi Ojo, Clyde Henry, Faith Rowbottom, Karlee Salamone, and Joyce Moseley.

CCW Winter Open House

Wynnewood, PA

Meet the artists from CCW and buy some one-of-a-kind artwork!

*DRAWINGS * PAINTINGS * PRINTS * TEXTILES * T-SHIRTS * TOTE BAGS * SCULPTURE * WOOD WORKS * CERAMICS * BOOKS * AND MORE!

Natasha Plaza and Wendy Moreno at Ronald McDonald House

West Philadelphia, PA

CCW artists Natasha Plaza and Wendy Moreno were selected for inclusion in the collection of the new Ronald McDonald House in West Philadelphia. Permanent installation.

Eric Stewart

Green Line Cafe, Philadelphia PA

Solo exhibition of portraits by Eric Stewart

Bright Lights, Big Chickens

Haverford Friends Meeting House, Haverford PA

A group exhibition from the artists of CCW featuring:

Lucia Castrogiovanni, Jacob Corsi, Brooke Heckler, Clyde Henry, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Olubunmi Ojo, Natasha Plaza, Jenna Powers, Benjamin Riley, Julian Roach, Faith Rowbottom, Eric Stewart, Peter Tsokas, Ron Thompson, Karen Toff, and Jennifer Walton!

Cordially Invited II

Make Studio, Baltimore MD

Make Studio is excited to bring back what is now an annual event for them -- Cordially Invited -- their invitational exhibition and showcase of artists working at progressive art centers around the U.S. and the globe! ​

Make Studio is again undertaking a month-long celebration of the art and artists of progressive art studios. This will include a central exhibition in their gallery, a satellite of smaller "pop-up" art displays in partnering venues all around Baltimore, and a digital exhibition.

CCW artists Aysia Martin, Karen Toff, Natasha Plaza, Benjamin Riley, Nancy Barnes, and Vinetta Miller have been selected to exhibit! 

Superheroes and Friends: Mary T. Bevlock

Green Line Cafe, Philadelphia PA

A solo exhibition of portraits of superheroes and more by Mary T. Bevlock as well as live portrait drawing and print sale with the artist. 

Paint Colors: Cory Jenkins

Green Line Cafe, Philadelphia PA

Solo exhibition of paintings by Cory Jenkins

wordshapes

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA

wordshapes is an exhibition of works on paper characterized by a combined use of image and text. Celebrating the slippage between pictorial and written expression, this show features the diverse drawing, painting, and mark-making practices of artists from the Center for Creative Works.

Curated by Mariel Capanna

Artists:

Owen Ahearn-Browning, Judy Barnett, Norman Dixon, Steven Frisoli, Jerard Harris, Levin Henry, Olin Johnson, Joyce Moseley, Julian Roach, Kristina Salamone, Beth Barsky, Julie Ostertag, and Brandon Spicer-Crawley 

Worthy: Artists with Intellectual Disabilities @ Rago Auction House

Rago Auctions, Lambertville, NJ

On Tuesday, October 15, Rago invites you to attend a panel discussion with artists, mentor artists and staff from the Center for Creative Works, a progressive art studio for people with developmental disabilities (part of the national not-for-profit Resources for Human Development). The panelists will discuss the role that Creative Works plays in their lives and in the Philadelphia community, and the artists will share their design processes. You will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one from 5-6pm with the panelists and other Creative Works artists whose work has been chosen for inclusion in the "Outsider & Fine Art. Curious Objects." auction on October 20.

Artists Karen Toff and Paige Donovan will be presenting along with Exhibitions Coordinator Samantha Mitchell and Director Lori Bartol.

Outsider & Fine Art. Curious Objects @ Rago Auction House

Rago Auctions, Lambertville NJ

Artists Jenny Garrity, Jenny Cox, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Jacob Berger, Joey Piergiovanni, and Tim Quinn will have work for sale in this upcoming auction! 

A curious slice of the 200+ lot sale: Outsider art by Morton Bartlett, James Castle, Thornton Dial, Minnie Evans, Clementine Hunter, Mary T. Smith, Edgar Tolson, Purvis Young. Fine art by Bo Bartlett, Ruth Bernhard, Peter Dean, Phillip Evergood, James Havard, William Ropp. Victor Salmones, Chris Van Allsburg. Articulated mannequins. Taxidermy by Edward Hart. Pulp illustrations. Signage. Vernacular Photography. Sideshow/Carnival art. Scientific/botanical models. Devotional figures. Assemblages.

Brandon Spicer-Crawley mural in Harrisburg

Harrisburg PA

Brandon Spicer-Crawley was commissioned by Sprocket Mural Works to complete a mural at the Stokes Millworks in Harrisburg.

Join Brandon for the unveiling of his 15 x 30 foot mural on Sunday, September 8th!

Summer Dream, A fantasy Inspired Show

Gallery 241, Wynnewood PA

An exhibition in our in-house gallery featuring artists Natasha Plaza, Eric Stewart, Cassie Flanagan, Tim Deaton, and Jennifer Walton.

Main Line Wine Gala

Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne PA

Artists Olin Johnson, Tim Quinn, Doug Tan, Kelly Brown, Eric Stewart, Vinetta Miller, Natasha Plaza, Marybeth Frampton, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Julian Roach, Pat McAvoy, Timothy O'Donovan, Cassie Flanagan, Joey Piergiovanni, and Brooke Heckler will have work in this years auction. 

Linear Generator: Tim Quinn and Levin Henry

Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Jed Williams Gallery is excited to present a benefit exhibition for the Center For Creative Works featuring two outstanding abstract artists. Both artists represent a very intriguing and pure approach to abstract art pulling from neo-expressionist artists and field painters like Warren Rohrer. Their artwork is multilayered, with squiggles, different forms of lines and well thought out hints of color - detached yet with a driving and passionate side. There is a mystery about which brings you closer to it—the linear quality evoked by the title is a center/connecting them between the two artists’ work.

YO MELBOURNE WE’RE FROM PHILLY! @ ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA

Curator: Alex Baker, Director of Fleisher/Ollman. Arts Project, Australia

Yo Melbourne, We’re from Philly! brings together artists from Arts Project Australia with artists from supported studios across Philadelphia, United States in a celebration of cross-cultural dialogue and exciting juxtaposition.

Curated by Alex Baker, Director of Fleisher/Ollman in Philadelphia and former Senior Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Yo Melbourne, We’re from Philly! is energised by Baker’s experiences working with Arts Project Australia during his time in Melbourne, as well as working with artists in his hometown, Philadelphia, who work in disability studio programs.

While the exhibition eschews any overarching thesis or subject, themes can be teased from this bounty of expression, including forays into infrastructure and the built environment, portraiture, observation and nature, landscape, perspectival oscillation, abstraction, text, ceramic whimsies and fantastical things.

 

MELBOURNE ARTISTS
Michael Camakaris, Samraing Chea, James MacSporran, Jenny Ngo, Chris O’Brien, Georgia Szmerling, and Amani Tia

PHILADELPHIA ARTISTS
Queen Nancy Bell, Dwayne Boone, Jenny Cox, Paige Donovan, Knicoma Frederick, Eliseo Gonzalez, Geraldo Gonzalez, Alonzo Humphrey, Natasha Plaza, and Woodley White

The Philadelphia-based artists herald from several disability and behavioural health studio centers, including: IDEATE (Dwayne Boone and Alonzo Humphrey); Center for Creative Works (Jenny Cox, Paige Donovan, and Natasha Plaza); Artworks/Community Integrated Services (Woodley White); Creative Vision Factory (Knicoma Frederick, Eliseo Gonzalez, and Geraldo Gonzalez), and Queen Nancy Bell, who now works independently, but was formerly associated with Oasis, a now defunct art center.

Tan Lines

Summertime Gallery, NYC

Presented by SUMMERTIME Gallery 

 

TAN LINES will feature works by Joseph Algieri, Everette Ball, Mary T. Bevlock, Mike Goodlett, Camille Holvoet, Lucy Nagle, Byron Smith and Alice Wong in a summer themed group exhibition at Institute 193 (1B).

CCW artist Mary T. Bevlock will be giving a talk about her work during the opening reception!

SUMMER EDITIONS

Pressure Club, Philadelphia PA

New prints by Mary Beth Frampton, Clyde Henry, and Kristina Salamone, printed in collaboration with Mark Rice and the Pressure Club. An Allies in Art project.

Opening Reception Thursday, June 20th, 4pm -8 pm

 

Closing Reception: Friday, Aug 9th, 6pm – 9 pm, including a pop-up merchandise shop from Center for Creative Works

SUMMER SAMPLER

Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr PA

An Exhibition @ Ludington Library with new ceramics, sculpture, and embroidery!

Featuring artists Clyde Henry, Mary T. Bevlock, Marybeth Frampton, Brooke Heckler, Paige Donovan, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Natasha Plaza, Joyce Moseley, Helene Milestone, Julian Roach, Jennifer Walton, Timothy O'Donovan, and Kristina Salamone

Terra not so Firma

FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia PA

CCW artist Cindy Gosselin has a sculpture in Fjord's 6th Annual Juried Open Call Exhibition!

 

Curated by FJORD gallery members

 

Opening Reception July 11th, 6 to 9pm

Up through August 1st

Fjord Gallery

1400 N. American St., STE 105

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Cerulean Arts' 7th Annual Juried Exhibition

Cerulean Arts

includes artwork by CCW artist Karen Toff

Cerulean Arts' 7th Annual Juried Exhibition  
Jane Irish, Juror 

Kate Brockman · Bill Brookover · Paul Campbell · Shannon DeAngelis · Brian Dennis
Corinne Dieterle · Steve Donegan · Charles Emlen · Mindy Flexer · Daina Higgins
Betty Kim · Susan Leshnoff · Janice Merendino · Ilene Rubin · Sudyut Sinha
Edward Snyder · Karen Steen · Karen Toff · Elie Porter Trubert · Hong-Bich Vernon
Louise Vinueza · Keith Vogrin · Robert Zurer

June 19 - July 27, 2019  
Reception: Saturday, June 22, 2-5pm 

ALBUM RELEASE: Tyree Jennings

The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA

Album release for Tyree "J Fresh" Jenning's new album, Just Have Faith

The Rotunda, 8pm

4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA

DISABILITY PRIDE WEEK CONCERT AT CITY HALL

City Hall, Philadelphia PA

Performance at City Hall featuring Daniel Celano, Tyree Jennings, Aysia Martin, Owen Ahearn-Browning, and Olubunmi Ojo

Concert begins at 1pm

Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia PA

Summer Open House

Center For Creative Works, Wynnewood PA

Get ready for another amazing summertime sale at Center for Creative Works...

Meet our artists, tour our studio, buy some beautiful works of art!

Saturday, June 8th 11am - 5pm
241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

✿ PAINTINGS ✿ CERAMICS ✿ WOODWORKS ✿ PRINTS ✿ DRAWINGS ✿ NEEDLEPOINT ✿ BAGS ✿ T SHIRTS ✿ PILLOWS ✿ PINS ✿ SCULPTURE ✿ TEXTILES ✿ and more....

These Are All Really Cool Songs: Pop! Pop! Pop! Records

Linwood Park, Wynnewood PA

Pop Pop Pop Records will be hosting a concert to showcase the array of musical talent at the Center For Creative Works and to release our newest album, SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS!

Come enjoy the beautiful Linwood Park and get ready for a concert where you never know what you're going to hear next!

Bring a lawn chair for optimal seating!

Rain location: Center For Creative Works, 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Colorsculptures: Jacob Berger and Jason McGonigle

Gallery 241, Wynnewood PA

Two-man exhibition of drawings by Jacob Berger and Jason McGonigle.

ArtLab/BioArt: Haverford College x Center for Creative Works

Haverford College, Haverford PA

ArtLab/BioArt: Haverford College x Center for Creative Works

opens Tuesday, May 7, 4:30 - 6pm

Haverford College, Visual Culture and Media Center, 2nd Floor, 470 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA

ArtLab/BioArt is an experiment in the mutual exchange of expertise and friendship between diverse populations, and an investigation into the connections between art and science. This exhibit is a product of a reciprocal collaboration between artists from CCW and students in the Haverford College course "Critical Disability Studies: Theory and Practice."

Includes work from CCW artists Karen Toff, Aysia Martin, Kymberly Kropinksi, Jenna Powers, Joey Piergiovanni, and Tim Deaton.

BRANDON SPICER-CRAWLEY AT LITTLE BERLIN

City Hall, Philadelphia PA

Center for Creative Works is excited to present new work by Brandon Spicer-Crawley at Little Berlin. This collection of paintings, drawings, and paper sculpture is an eclectic offering of Spicer-Crawley’s current exploration of line in painting and sculptural forms.

A versatile and improvisational artist, Spicer-Crawley (b. 1980) works with a range of material including found paper, white-out, masking tape, acrylic paint, and paint marker, as well as ceramic and wood. His style is both loose and carefully crafted, with recurring motifs of letters, police officers, waves, houses, windows, and faces. These motifs can be boldly rendered or made to appear and disappear throughout a dense layering of mark. His paper “house” sculptures are built from a combination of crafted and found material, their exposed, deconstructed forms full of unexpected characters and secret pockets. In his paintings, Spicer-Crawley creates dynamic compositions of abstract and figurative forms, developing electric beds of line that emanate outwards from the surface – whether that be a blank page or a found reproduction of an artwork – building vibrating, dynamic spaces that experiment with depth in composition.

Spicer-Crawley has been making artwork at the studio Center for Creative Works since its beginning in 2010. His work has been exhibited at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, the University City Arts League, Pageant: Soloveev and the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. He lives with his family in Jeffersonville, PA.

Flowers, curated by Jinie Park and Michael Evans

Common Space, Ardmore PA

Flowers at Common Space

25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19002

A group exhibition curated by Jinie Park and Michael Evans

Featuring work by CCW artists Natasha Plaza, Lydia Thompson, Karlee Salamone, and Olin Johnson

Hear Me?

Philadelphia City Hall

Included work by CCW artist Kelly Brown

"Do you hear me?” is a question is asked by many visual artists through their work, but it has a special relevance for artists who identify as Deaf.

Using the word Deaf with a capital “D” is an important signifier for people with hearing loss who communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) or other kinds of sign language. It denotes pride in their identity and indicates that they are actively engaged in the Deaf community. Yet the very language that binds the people of this community can often isolate them from those who do not understand it due to the prevalence of audism in our culture. Audism is a form of prejudice towards people with hearing loss that presupposes the superiority of spoken language over sign language. The visual language of art, much like the visual language of ASL, can be a powerful form of communication for Deaf people that re-emphasizes that one does not need to speak with their mouth in order to communicate.

This exhibition seeks to foster communication between the Deaf community and the hearing community through artwork that explores the legacy of audism, the history of Deaf culture, and the future of Deaf pride. Featured artists are: Kelly Brown, Patti Durr, Amy Cohen Efron, Arielle Mabsoute, Ellen Mansfield, Pamela Macias, Kelly Marshall, Laurie Rose Monahan, Nancy Rourke, Jose Saldana, and Sheri Youens-En.

“Hear Me?” is curated by Arielle Mabsoute, Deaf artist and advocate, and Linda Price.

Outsider Art Fair NYC

Metropolitan Pavillion, NYC

Center for Creative Works is pleased to participate for a second year in the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. CCW's booth will feature work from Paige Donovan, Jenny Cox, Cindy Gosselin, Jenny Garrity, and Tim Quinn.

Founded in New York in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair is the original art fair concentrating specifically on self-taught art and presenting works by acknowledged masters and such living artists as George Widener, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Shinichi Sawada, Christine Sefolosha and Luboš Plný. Soon recognized for its maverick spirit, OAF played a vital role in nurturing a passionate collecting community and broader recognition for outsider art in the contemporary art arena.

After Wide Open Arts took over the fair, the OAF in 2013 enjoyed rave reviews and more than tripled its previous attendance records. Propelled by this success, Wide Open Arts took the fair to Paris for the first time in October 2013, helping to reinvigorate that city’s long tradition in the art brut field. After holding the fair during its first two years at Hôtel Le A, a boutique hotel, in 2015 OAF Paris relocated to Hôtel du Duc, a stately, nineteenth-century hôtel particulier in the Opéra district. In 2018, the fair expaned to its current venue, Atelier Richelieu, located in the 2nd arrondissement.

The Creative Commons

Art Yard, Frenchtown NJ

The Creative Commons: Progressive Studio Practice from Creative Growth Art Center, LAND Gallery, and the Center for Creative Works

January 12 – April 14, 2019

Opening reception: January 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

“The success of progressive art studios demonstrates the possibility that in a neurologically diverse world there may be profound, valuable, and beautiful connections made among wholly disparate minds.” Tim Ortiz and Andreana Donahue, from Disparate Minds

 

ArtYard is pleased to present The Creative Commons: Progressive Studio Practice fromCreative Growth Art Center, LAND Gallery, and the Center for Creative Works. This exhibition features works from three non-profit studios influenced by the work of Creative Growth founders Florence and Elias Katz, whose radical approach to art making and inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities launched acclaimed careers and occasioned a sea change in conceptions of contemporary art. 

 

Works from the Center for Creative Works in Philadelphia include Mary T. Bevlock’s part geometric, part figurative colored-pencil drawings with poetic titles such as The 4th of July Aqua Fresh Tooth Paste Brush Your Pearly White Teeth Your Breathless Will Be So Clean; inviting maps and landscapes by Timothy O’Donovan; and Ishmael Sutton’s evocative black-and-white master drawings, including his arguable improvement on the Mona Lisa.

 

Center for Creative Works: Owen Ahearn-Browning, Judy Barnett, Mary T. Bevlock, Paige Donovan, Cassie Flanagan, Marybeth Frampton, Jenny Garrity, Ken McNelis, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Timothy O’Donovan, Karlee Salamone, Ishmael Sutton, Karen Toff

 

EVENTS: Mary T. Bevlock and Paige Donovan from the Center for Creative Works will teach a drawing workshop and give an artist talk at ArtYard on February 24th, and a woodworking workshop with bicycle-powered tools will follow on March 12th. A communal weaving project will be installed in the ArtYard gallery, giving visitors an opportunity to collaborate on a textile adaptation of an artwork designed by Center for Creative Works artist Judy Barnett.