October 5 – November 9, 2012

Saturday Stroll Tour, Saturday, October 20, 2:00-4:00PM
Fiber Foundations–Beginning with Judith Scott, led by Stan Peterson of Creative Growth. Meet up at Farley’s East (coffee shop) at 2PM and head as a group, over to Creative Growth, then off to other Oakland Art Murmur galleries and spaces!

Wrap, sew, hook, weave – the act of making in the Creative Growth textile studio is a process of repetitive action and intuitive reaction. In the exhibition Unraveled, Creative Growth documents their rich textile tradition during its fall season launch—from distinctly unique hooked rugs, to the wrapped sculptural works of internationally acclaimed artist, Judith Scott.

Unraveled will take a closer look at two emerging textile studio artists, Tony Pedemonte and Carlos Perez. The work made by Pedemonte and Perez appears to pay homage to the three-dimensional, accumulative work of Creative Growth artist Judith Scott—however, neither artist has had any direct exposure to Scott’s work.  Join Creative Growth in this multi-layered look at one of its most popular media.

Exhibition Opening:
Friday, October 5
Members’ Preview: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Main Event: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Live Music by Mark Clifford
Bar & Snacks by Era Art Bar and Lounge, Oakland

Also Open Saturday, October 6, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Special Program: 1:30-2:30PM
In conjunction with Bay Area wide, Art Gallery Week, a new video capturing the processes of artists Tony Pedemonte and Carlos Perez will be presented. With additional insight into the handmade rugs on view and the artists who create them. Walk-through led by Creative Growth facilitator Tara Tucker, who has been leading the Creative Growth Rug program for ten years. Walk-through begins at 2pm.



Valerie Tribble, 2012 (Hooked Rug)

Judith Scott, 1989, Mixed media

Tony Pedemonte, 2012, Mixed media
(photo by Ingrid Gendall-Conrad)