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“Relove” Art Show at Creativity Explored (SF)

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Creativity Explored | 3245 16th St., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Opening Reception
January 26, 2022 at the CE gallery and studio

5:00 – 6:00 PM | VIP Donor Exclusive Preview
(by invitation only for CE donors)

6:00 – 8:00 PM | Public Reception
(free and open to all!)

Proof of full vaccination (including booster) required to attend. Masks or face-coverings are required while not eating or drinking. No RSVP is required but capacity is limited. Please plan accordingly!

Want to become a CE donor and join the preview? Make a donation of $50 or more to receive the invite or email us at development@creativityexplored.org to check your donor status.


Over the past few months, CE artists have been hard at work turning trash into treasure as part of a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Recology Artist-in-Residence Program. Now, to kick off our 40th anniversary, we unveil their masterpieces in our first exhibition of the year: RELOVE.

Artists at CE have often worked with recycled materials, but this collaboration enabled them to work on a grander scale. Objects that at first glance seem useless (plastic jewelry, broken doors, punching bags) have been given new life by CE artists, who found opportunity in the most unlikely of places.

The prolific Samedi Djeimguero reinvented white styrofoam and dead-stock costume jewelry into a life-sized multimedia wonderland, complete with gem-encrusted caves, colorfully painted surfaces, and intricate drawings. Daniel Green fully illuminated a treasure trove of old record sleeves, while pattern-prone artist Ethel Revita discovered a new medium in jettisoned house paints.

RELOVE is the culmination of hours of labor by staff and artists alike. From scavenging for recycled materials at the Recology Transfer Station to working with artists in the studio to realize their visions, our teaching artists have been integral to this residency. This exhibition is a testament to the magic of collaboration, the unique symbiosis between CE artists and their beloved teaching artists that makes up the very essence of CE.

RELOVE shows what happens when artists push past tradition to share their vision of the world and expand perspectives on what can be. The transformation of these once-discarded objects is nothing less than magical, inspiring us all to cherish what we have and find meaning in the mundane.


Curated by Josefin Lundahl

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Art & Museums, In Person
Address: 3245 16th St., San Francisco, CA