Creative Growth Has a New Cheryl Dunn-Directed YouTube Series
We're big-time (and long-time) fans of Creative Growth Art Center, the Oakland-based non-profit for adult artists with developmental and physical disabilities. Founded in the 70s, Creative Growth has become better-known in recent years thanks to New York Times pieces, Marc Jacobs collaborations and its own fashion line. And now filmmaker, photographer and Creative Growth collaborator Cheryl Dunn has made a new web series about the non-profit for Pharrell's YouTube channel iamOTHER. Part of the series is comprised of short claymation films by some of Creative Growth's best artists, and the other features profiles on some of the Center's most prominent artists. Creative Growth will also participate in Cutlog Art Fair, which will held in New York for the first time (after 4 years in Paris) May 9th-13th at the Lower East Side's Clemente Soto VÃ©lez Center and will feature pieces by David Albertsen, John Hiltunen, Aurie Ramirez and William Scott, among others. We recommend you check out the whole web series but, above, catch a short introduction to Creative Growth and, below, check out a claymation short by William Tyler, one of Creative Growth's longest attending artists, and a profile on Ramirez, whose watercolors are inspired by KISS and the Addams Family.