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Art Beat – Best If Used By at Craft Houston

Art BeatPosted September 30, 2016 in In The News, Videos

We often tell children not to play with their food, but the curatorial staff of one area gallery recently told a group of artists to do just that. We plate up the results in this week’s Art Beat. Produced by Stacee Hawkins and broadcast September 30th, 2016.

Craft center supporters kick up their heels at western fete spotlighting Texas culture

Posted September 29, 2016 in In The News

Masters: Sara S. Morgan

American Craft CouncilPosted September 27, 2016 in In The News

Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy

Today, Houston is a hot spot for contemporary craft. In 1998, when Sara S. Morgan and her husband, Bill, first moved back to the city after living in Kansas City, that wasn’t necessarily the case. “I was surprised,” she recalls. “There was very little craft being shown.” Continue Reading »

BEST IF USED BY

SelvedgePosted September 1, 2016 in In The News

Guest blog post by Sarah Darro, Curatorial Fellow, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Crafted objects have complex life histories. From their inception to their ultimate decay, the skilled transformation of raw materials into products that are appreciated, used and broken down plays out on a universal scale. Both artisanal food and craft objects embody generations of tradition, specialized knowledge, artistry, and attention to process and material. BEST IF USED BY, on view at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft this fall, questions why we conceive of the worlds of craft and artisanal food separately and enacts the implications of bringing temporal objects into the gallery space.  Continue Reading »

In the Studio With: Julia Gabriel

American Craft CouncilPosted July 18, 2016 in In The News, Videos

American Craft‘s senior editor, Julie K. Hanus, writes about Gabriel’s “artful, architectural, and impeccably constructed handbags,” in the August/September 2016 issue. Here, she shares how she got into the golden ratio, the experience of launching her brand, and why she considers herself an artist rather than a designer.

Craft Houston – A View Within/In Residence

HCC Stafford TV StudioPosted July 2, 2016 in In The News, Videos

We sometimes think of artists as working alone in a studio, with only their unseen muse for company. But as we see in our next story, Insightful art is often made in the context of community. Produced by Stacee Hawkins and broadcast July 1st, 2016 on Stafford METV.

Molding Life’s Journeys

Houston Public MediaPosted June 9, 2016 in In The News, Videos

The Most Kid-Friendly Art Museums in Houston

Mommy NearestPosted June 7, 2016 in In The News

With more than 150 different museums in Houston—from transportation-themed spots and the epic Children’s Museum to the hidden treasures—we have no shortage of choices to seek out a bit of culture. That being said, the phrases “art museum” and “small children” don’t always conjure up visions of tranquil days. So, instead of trying to conquer the entire museum district or every gallery of the MFAH, we have focused on these smaller, kid-friendly art museums. I figure the more we practice going to museums when they’re little, the better patrons my kids will become as they get older. Continue Reading »

Meet the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Residents

GlasstirePosted June 4, 2016 in In The News

The residency program at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has been a part of the institution since its founding in 2001. It’s the only residency in Texas for craft artists, and is one of the few flexible residencies nationally, in that it’s available for 3, 6, 9 or 12-month increments. Residents receive a studio, a monthly stipend of $500 and a quarterly $300 allowance. Seven former and current residents have a small exhibition of their works on view through August 27, 2016. Continue Reading »

Center for Contemporary Craft 15th anniversary luncheon celebrates lauded designer

CultureMapPosted May 10, 2016 in In The News

For Perry Price, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft new executive director, the “Crafting A Legacy Spring Luncheon” at River Oaks Country Club served as a widespread introduction to craft center supporters and fans of the honoree, Lucinda Loya.
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