Home to NASA, Houston, Texas is associated with technology, space and the last frontier. Now, we at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) are entering the 21st Century and celebrating our 10th Anniversary Year with a blog. Around the office, it is affectionately known as the “birthday blog.” Our goal is to provide a forum for information and conversation on a broad range of topics, including contemporary craft, current trends in the field, and curator and artist commentaries. Although much of what we talk about is grounded in HCCC’s mission, we hope to reach out and converse with many of you about all things craft.
We intend for the blog to be a collaborative venture, and HCCC will ask guest authors to write many of the posts. Our Curatorial Fellow, Anna Walker, will coordinate the guest posts and write some of her own. In the coming months, we will introduce you to the different aspects of HCCC and branch out into other topics, but we want to finish this post with some information about who we are:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. Since opening in September of 2001, HCCC has emerged as an important cultural and educational resource for Houston and the Southwest—one of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level. HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists. HCCC also serves as a resource for art educators and offers educational programs in schools and underserved communities. Visitors enjoy viewing innovative exhibitions, engaging with resident artists, creating their own craft object in a variety of workshops, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor in the Asher Gallery.
We will post on the blog at least once a week and hope you will join us to read and participate in this new endeavor!