This week, we interviewed HCCC current resident artist, Tarina Frank, a Houston-based artist and certified high-school art teacher who works primarily in metals and paper. Her interest in jewelry and mechanisms has led to a series of work that revolves around ideas of constant change and identity. Tarina earned a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus in metals and painting. Her residency ends May 31, 2013. Continue Reading »
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
This week, we interviewed HCCC current resident artist, Chanda Glendinning, a ceramic sculptor whose work draws from her interest in the virtual communication networks that enable people to share and acquire information on a global level. Chanda is from rural western New York, where she received her BFA from Buffalo State College. She received her MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University. Continue Reading »
This week, we interviewed Susan Fletcher King, a Houston-based fiber artist who mixes quilted imagery with additional media, such as paint, dyes, specialty threads and embellishments. Susan graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and earned a BFA from the University of Houston. She will be at HCCC through the end of December and will return to complete a second term of residency in the summer of 2013. Continue Reading »
Shikha Joshi talks about how she found her calling as a clay artist, being part of a larger artist community in Austin, and the influences behind her work. Her piece, “Following in the Footsteps. . . “ is featured in CraftTexas 2012, currently on view at HCCC through December 30, 2012.
I am a studio potter currently working out of my home studio in Round Rock, TX, a suburb of Austin. We moved to this city in 2003, when my husband took up a job with Dell. Though we call Texas our home now, I am originally from India—a country richly steeped in the tradition of arts and craft, which has strongly informed my aesthetics. Continue Reading »
This week, our Curatorial Fellow, Kathryn Hall, shares her experience at the 19th Annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA). Christening her first week at HCCC, Kathryn embarked upon her first trip to SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier with HCCC colleagues, Suzanne Sippel and Kara Niles. As the longest standing art fair in Chicago, the 2012 fair featured nearly 70 top international galleries and dealers. Maintaining a voice at this year’s Fair, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft held a resource table among other respectable nonprofits at the Partners Pavilion. Continue Reading »
Our Asher Summer Trunk Show with Houston-based artists, Carolyn Dahl and Marcela McLean, was a great success! Thanks to everyone who attended this event! If you missed it, don’t worry… we still have a few of Carolyn’s leaf-printed silk scarves and wall panels, as well as some nature-inspired jewelry pieces by Marcela M. McLean for sale in Asher Gallery. Continue Reading »
Nothing speaks of summer more than Houston in August. Days are at their hottest and always humid, the afternoons punctuated with dark clouds and thunder. Despite the climate, HCCC is alive inside and out with things to both delight and educate the eye. As for the Asher Gallery, we bring the inspirations of nature inside, to enjoy in a thoroughly civilized manner, with air conditioning and cool drinks. Join us this Thursday, August 16, from 5 – 7 PM, for a special opening reception for our Summer Trunk Show, featuring the leaf-printed wearable art of fiber artist Carolyn Dahl and the sinuous metals of jeweler Marcela M. McLean. The show continues on Saturday, August 18, from 11 AM – 4 PM, with additional access during the opening of Glass Graphica on Friday evening, August 17, from 5:30 – 7 PM. Continue Reading »
This week we interviewed Rachelle Vasquez, a Houston-based artist and art teacher, who works primarily with fibers. Rachelle graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor in art history. Prior to becoming a resident artist at HCCC, she had a residency at DiverseWorks in 2007 and a solo show at Lawndale Art Center in 2010.
This is the last artist interview for a while, so be sure to enjoy it! This month, we’ll say goodbye to all of the current resident artists—Nathan Dube, Jessica Kreutter, Rachelle Vasquez, Melissa Walter and John Zimmerman—we wish them well in their new adventures! A new crop of residents will be starting in September. Continue Reading »