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Creative Growth - Nick Pagan - You Freak, Thank You

Meet Nick Pagan, an artist at Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center, a non-profit for adult artists with developmental disabilities. The self-professed metalhead is not only known for his drawings, paintings, ceramics, and textiles, but he also builds cardboard drums sets and guitars which he “plays” in short films and at art exhibits. Nick has two words for people who call him a “freak.”

Created by Cheryl Dunn and brought to you in conjunction with ALLDAYEVERYDAY and i am OTHER. For more information about Creative Growth visit: http://creativegrowth.org

Creative Growth - Dan Miller - Crack The Lightbulb

Dan Miller is one of the most recognized artists of Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center, the world’s first non-profit art center dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities. Using ink and paper, Miller interprets every day subjects into intense, multi-layered ink masses that reflect the artist’s obsession with light bulbs, food, electrical outlets and even people’s names. Miller’s work is in MOMA’s permanent collection.

Created by Cheryl Dunn and brought to you in conjunction with ALLDAYEVERYDAY and i am OTHER. For more information about Creative Growth visit: http://creativegrowth.org

Creative Growth - Aurie Ramirez Pin Stripe Soup

Artist Aurie Ramirez’s watercolor and ink compositions are often influenced by her love of The Addams Family and the rock band Kiss. Fragments of 18th century dandyism, neo-Victorian decorum, psychedelia, Venetian masquerade, Glam Rock sex and Punk fetishism are expressed in her work which has been shown at White Columns and Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York, the Jack Hanley Gallery in Los Angeles, ABCD in Paris, and Collection l’Art Brut in Lausanne.

Creative Growth - Cat and Chicken by William Tyler

William Tyler is one of the longest attending artists at the Creative Growth Art Center. He is a productive, dedicated artist whose meticulous drawings reflect an intricate narrative using images from both his personal experience, cultural icons, and his perspective on the world at large to create a symbolic place where order reigns over emotion.

Created by Cheryl Dunn and brought to you in conjunction with All Day Everyday and i am OTHER. For more information about Creative Growth visit: http://creativegrowth.org

Creative Growth - The Cruise Ship by William Tyler

William Tyler is one of the longest attending artists at the Creative Growth Art Center. He is a productive, dedicated artist whose meticulous drawings reflect an intricate narrative using images from both his personal experience, cultural icons, and his perspective on the world at large to create a symbolic place where order reigns over emotion.

For more information about Creative Growth visit: http://creativegrowth.org

Creative Growth - William Tyler - TV is Make Believe

William Tyler is one of the longest attending and most dedicated artists at the Creative Growth Art Center. His meticulous drawings reflect an intricate narrative that weaves together images from his personal experience, cultural icons, and his perspective on the world at large. His drawings create a symbolic place where order reigns over emotion.

For more information about Creative Growth visit http://creativegrowth.org

 

Creative Growth - Art Happens Here

The Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California has been a home for artists with developmental disabilities since 1974. Filmmaker Cheryl Dunn has been documenting and working with the artists for seven years to create this beautiful series about the center. The artists’ work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world and i am OTHER is proud to present these films in hopes that they will shed light on this important institution.

Created by Cheryl Dunn and brought to you in conjunction with All Day Everyday and i am OTHER. For more information about Creative Growth visit http://creativegrowth.org

Pharrell Williams Introduces Creative Growth

Pharrell Williams talks about the innovation behind Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center and why this beautiful documentary series from filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn should be celebrated. 

For more information about Creative Growth visit: http://creativegrowth.org

Style Hunt - London Fashion Week Revisited

Style Hunt revisits London Fashion Week where we talk to a mix of creatives and fashion insiders including designer Christopher Raeburn, photographer Michelle Bobb-Parris and stylist Luella Lane about their personal style. Created by Metro International’s style director Kenya Hunt, presented by ModMods.com. Watch more OTHERS in Style Hunt’s New York Fashion Week here: http://bit.ly/XDdsJB