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Figuratively Speaking

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - July 8 @ 6:00 pm


Art in advertising, writing in art

Curated by none other than arts writer, theater critic, and professor Hilton Als, Figuratively Speaking: Art in Advertising, Writing in Art unearths the striking and multilayered work of Douglas Sheran. Sheran, who worked at Creativity Explored from 1993 to 2008, is known for his skillful, gestural portraits that capture the strength and essence of his subject, rather than the minute detail. Playing with the human form, Sheran created a series of works in which he painted over female figures found in the pages of magazines.

Accenting Sheran’s portraits are a work each by CE artists Bertha Otoya, a Peruvian printmaker with a fondness for scrolls, and Roland Record, a seasoned artist whose gridded drawings call to mind maps or architectural blueprints.

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 13, 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!)

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 [email protected] to check your donor status.


April 13 @ 5:00 pm
July 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Creativity Explored
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