Out of an abundance of caution we are postponing tonight’s screening of Creativity Unlimited. This decision is in-line with UCPLA’s emerging protocols, which recommend against their individuals participating in any non-medical outings or travel. We hope to plan a virtual screening via Zoom in the near future, and will update this calendar listing accordingly.
The Artists Community Teaching and Creative Action Programs are pleased to co-host a screening of Creativity Unlimited, a short film created by four artists from two progressive art studios in Southern California—ECF Art Centers and United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles. Through in-studio interviews, Marilyn Schmidt (ECF), James Basilio (ECF), Chris Brown (UCPLA), and Joanna Krall Wilkins (UCPLA) discuss what inspires them, their art making process, and their unique creative drive, while showing just a glimpse of their vast portfolios of work. The artists connect with each other through a shared perspective on community and life in their studios. The film was created with guidance and support from Otis alumna, Eugenia Barbuc (BFA '12), a former ECF Supervisor. The screening will also include a series of shorts made by artists from both studios, followed by a Q&A and reception.
Since 1968, the ECF Art Centers have provided adults with developmental disabilities a place to explore their creativity and freedom of expression. ECF Art Centers are a program of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), improving the lives of children and adults with special needs since 1946. The UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery, and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day Program, support a vigorous community of working artists with a variety of developmental challenges, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome—people whose perspective is vital within the contemporary art world.
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Mary Pickford Foundation.