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‘POCKET MUSEUM’, LAS MANUALIDADES EN MINIATURA YA TIENEN SU EXPOSICIÓN

Condé Nast TravelerPosted February 14, 2017 in In The News

There are gloves the size of a fingernail, tiny pottery vessels, tiny silver tableware or tools barely exceeding the height of ten stacked pennies. There are objects, many and very diverse, and they all demonstrate something: that art does not understand size and discipline and that miniature crafts need their space in museums. The ‘Pocket Museum ‘ show, which can be seen until March 18 at the Artist Hall of the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft , is proof of this.

The exhibition aims to explore and reflect on the increasing importance that small objects are acquiring in contemporary culture so characterized by its attachment to the material. To do this, brings together the work of five artists, Jon Almeda, Althea Crome, Sean Donlon, Nash Quinn and Marco Terenzi, who work respectively ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood, explained in the web of the sample .

The bet of Pocket Museum is to move to a physical environment these crafts that we habituamos to see in virtual galleries and to grant them the protagonism that they deserve far from the models of which they are usually part. One of the strong points of the exhibition revolves around the fascination that the process of creation of these objects produces. For example, Almeda ceramic vessels are made with a five-centimeter mechanized wheel; And the tiny gloves of Crome are made with fine silk thread that can include 80 stitches in 2.5 centimeters.

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Houston PressPosted February 2, 2017 in In The News

Opening Reception for “Pocket Museum”
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Hello! Cuteness alert. When we heard about the new “Pocket Museum” exhibit, we had no idea that meant itty, bitty, tiny, little objects and tools. Working with ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood, the five contributing artists give us a contemporary look at this timeless art form. The reception also celebrates the opening of two other exhibits: “United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Dietz, and Ehren Tool,” which pays tribute to U.S. veterans; and “Future Tradition: Melissa Cody,” an exploration of Navajo art by a fourth-generation weaver.

At the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,
Creating Art from War

Houstonia. Posted January 23, 2017 in In The News

Three U.S. military veterans-turned-artists turn their own—and others’—stories into art.

AFTER SIX YEARS IN THE U.S. ARMY, including a period on the ground in Iraq in 2003, Drew Cameron was thrust back into civilian life. He struggled with anxiety, alcohol and, simply, finding his purpose. Then, in 2007, he took a papermaking workshop, cut up his uniform, and turned it into paper, a therapeutic experience that inspired him to co-found the Combat Paper Project. Continue Reading »

Links We Love: 1/21/2017

FathomwayPosted January 21, 2017 in In The News

Here’s a tiny reason to go to Houston this season. Pocket Museum, opened at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and runs through March 18, showing impressive miniature ceramics, metalwork, glassware, and other works of small-scale dexterity and creativity. – Pavia, CEO

Help HCCC Turn Your Old Clothes
Into a (Literal) Work of Art

Houstonia.Posted January 20, 2017 in In The News

Military uniforms and other clothing will be transformed into a handmade paper flag to pay tribute to veterans.

“YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR” IS FREQUENTLY AN OVERSTATEMENT (despite what my pants say about me, I am not about to do any yoga), but some clothing undoubtedly carries a deeper personal meaning—like military uniforms, for example. That’s the idea behind Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s upcoming installation. The museum is inviting members of the public to donate military uniforms and civilian clothing that artist Drew Cameron will turn into a handmade paper flag entitled 9.5 x 5: Houston. Cameron is one of three artist-veterans behind United by Hand, an HCCC exhibition paying tribute to veterans and raise awareness about war culture in the United States.  Continue Reading »

Inspired by architecture, Houston accessories designer Julia Gabriel is building better bags

Houston ChroniclePosted November 29, 2016 in In The News

Though her classmates preferred Jansport or L.L. Bean, the backpack Julia Gabriel wore to class at Virginia Commonwealth University was one of a kind: part of a line of accessories she made to mimic her favorite crumbling, historic buildings.

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Art Beat – A Celebration of Clay

Art BeatPosted November 19, 2016 in In The News, Videos

Viewing art at a museum or gallery can be a very abstract experience. On our first Art Beat, Randall Williams learns how two area organizations teamed up to help people grasp, guide literally, the concept of ceramics. Broadcast November 18th, 2016 on Stafford METV.

Best If Used By

Genso JapanPosted November 15, 2016 in In The News

Nick West: BEST IF USED BY opened at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft recently and includes your artwork “Anicca”. The title of your piece makes reference to impermanence from a Buddhist perspective. For those who haven’t seen the exhibition, how would you describe this work? Continue Reading »

Art Beat – CraftTexas 2016

Art BeatPosted October 14, 2016 in In The News, Videos

Texas has a vibrant craft community, but our state is so large it can be hard to keep up with the latest innovations and the newest trends. On this week’s Art Beat, we visit an event that brings the best of the best together in one place. Broadcast October 14th, 2016 on Stafford METV.

Material History: CraftTexas 2016 at Houston Center For Contemporary Craft

Arts + CulturePosted October 10, 2016 in In The News

It seems as though we are in an ‘artisanal’ moment: Pickles, dinnerware, boots, you name it and someone has handcrafted it.  This is, perhaps, a natural response to the increasingly pervasive corporate ethos of faster, cheaper, bigger, and more.  However, if everything is ‘artisanal,’ how do we categorize and understand contemporary practitioners of traditional craft media? For better and worse, the boundaries between craft and what is classified as fine art have steadily been eroding and this easing of traditional borders makes up the foundation for the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft’s ninth biennial juried exhibition, CraftTexas 2016, on view through Jan. 8, 2017. Continue Reading »