In 1974, Florence and Elias Katz founded Creative Growth as a response to statewide cuts in services for adults with disabilities. In 1983, they opened Creativity Explored in San Francisco and in 1982 they went on to create NIAD (Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development) in Richmond. Although the organizations operate separately, the three art studios share a common mission to serve and to support artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing professional studio space, exhibition opportunities and representation.
From 2 – 9 December, Christie’s San Francisco is delighted to present the Future History: The Katz Legacy. We invite you to explore the creations in our galleries.
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© Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth
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