Press Releases

“BREAKING TRADITION” FEATURES GENRE-DEFYING DECORATIVE ARTS

Posted February 13, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) February 13, 2020 – This spring, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents Breaking Tradition: Contemporary Approaches to the Decorative Arts. The exhibition features three artists—Sophie Glenn, Steven Young Lee, and Beth Lipman—who challenge the dominant cultural narratives of the decorative arts through unconventional furniture, porcelain, photography, and cast-metal pieces. Read more here.

FORMS OF INHERITANCE: THE WORK OF ANNA MAYER

Posted February 11, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) February 12, 2020 – This spring, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents Forms of Inheritance: The Work of Anna Mayer, an exhibition of ceramic and bronze sculptures that explores humanity’s reckoning with mortality and demonstrates the fragility and fierceness of the natural world .Read more here.

FREE CRAFT ACTIVITIES AT HCCC DURING SPRING BREAK

Posted February 10, 2020 in Press Releases

During Spring Break, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will offer hands-on making and other activities that encourage visitors, ages three and up, to explore craft and art making. HCCC, which is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, will be open all week for this special event. Admission is free. Read more here.

11th ANNUAL CRAFTING A LEGACY SPRING LUNCHEON HONORS VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE PHYLLIS CHILDRESS

Posted January 29, 2020 in Press Releases

 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s 11th annual Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon will honor Phyllis Childress, a creative force and extraordinary volunteer, who has served as board president twice, led major fundraising efforts, and advocated for the nonprofit arts center in every imaginable way over the last 15 years. Read more here.

CRAFT COMMUNITY DAY

Posted January 16, 2020 in Press Releases

WHAT:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host Craft Community Day, a free spring event featuring local artist guilds and community groups. Visitors of all ages are invited to see a variety of craft demonstrations—including woodturning, weaving, ceramics, and more—plus, visit the resident artists’ studios, and view the current exhibitions.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 WHERE:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX  77002; 713.529.4848; www.crafthouston.org

 ADMISSION:  FREE

EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.crafthouston.org/events/craft-community-day-2020/

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HCCC ANNOUNCES CALL FOR RESIDENT ARTISTS AND LAUNCHES NEW INTERDISCIPLINARY CRAFT + PHOTOGRAPHY RESIDENCY WITH HCP

Posted December 12, 2019 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) December 13, 2019 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) announces its application for the 2020 – 2021 Cycle of its Artist Residency Program opens January 1st, 2020.  Artists working in craft media, including wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, and mixed media, are invited to apply.

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios for two days per week during HCCC public hours. The resident artists are required to open their studios to public interaction on Saturdays and one other day of the week, as well as during exhibition openings and specific educational programs on the evenings and weekends. Applicants should consider the public facing nature of the residencies and the fact that a major goal of the program is to provide visitors with an opportunity to explore contemporary craft through engagement with working artists. Continue reading.

“DRAWN TO THE WORK” EXPLORES INTERSECTION OF ILLUSTRATION AND CRAFT

Posted December 5, 2019 in Press Releases

Drawn to the Work: Illustration and Craft in Conversation

January 25 – March 29, 2020
Main Gallery
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

(HOUSTON, TX) December 5, 2019 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present Drawn to the Work: Illustration and Craft in Conversation, an exhibition of works by Aurélie Guillaume, Chenlu Hou, and Aya Kakeda, three craft artists who draw from a background in illustration. By featuring traditional and digital illustrations alongside works in craft materials, the exhibition explores the intersection of these two artistic disciplines and presents unusually expressive works that tell unique stories. Continue Reading.

IN RESIDENCE CELEBRATES WORK BY RECENT RESIDENT ARTISTS

Posted November 26, 2019 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) November 27, 2019 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present the 12th edition of In Residence, an annual exhibition in celebration of the Artist Residency Program, which has supported artists working in the field of craft for almost 20 years. In Residence: 12th Edition features work in clay, metal, wood, fiber, and mixed media by 2018 – 2019 resident artists:  Antonius-Tín Bui, Zoe Gross, Heather L. Johnson, Eunsil Leem, Joyce Lin, Robert Raphael, Jared Theis, and Meg Wachs. Continue Reading »

HCCC NAMES JAMES C. WATKINS AS NEWEST TEXAS MASTER

Posted November 5, 2019 in Press Releases

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to Host Solo Exhibition for Watkins in Fall of 2020

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to announce ceramicist James C. Watkins as the recipient of its Texas Master Award. From Lubbock, Texas, Watkins joins the roster of former Texas Masters—curator Clint Willour (Houston) and artists Harlan Butt (Denton), Cindy Hickok (Houston), Rachelle Thiewes (El Paso), Piero Fenci (Nacogdoches), and Sandie Zilker (Houston)—recognized for making a significant impact on the field of craft.  In recognition of his ceramic career and outstanding service to the community, HCCC will present a solo exhibition of Watkins’ work in the fall of 2020. Read more here.

HOLIDAY MAKER MARKET 2019

Posted November 1, 2019 in Press Releases

HOLIDAY MAKER MARKET FEATURES ELEVATED HAND-CRAFTED GIFTS

WHAT:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s (HCCC) Holiday Maker Market is perfect for those who wish to support local makers and give hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays. On the weekend of December 13 – 15, discerning shoppers will enjoy festive refreshments while they peruse an elevated selection of jewelry, accessories, clothing, art objects, and home décor from local craft artists, including HCCC’s current resident artists. HCCC members will receive a 10% discount on sales from the residents’ studios, as well as from select makers.

Participating makers include:  Box Sparrow Studio (ceramics), Ceibo by Maria Cadena (handbags), Dirigible Designs (jewelry), Claire Drennan (knitted accessories) , Lauren Eckert (jewelry), Richard Florence (wood-turned bowls), Tarina Frank (jewelry), Terry Fromm (jewelry), Heidi Gerstacker (jewelry), Tim Gonchoroff (fiber art), Rene Lee Henry (jewelry), Lotus (ceramics), Abigail Ogle (fiber art), Olga Tarasova (felted-wool accessories), and Onyii (clothing)  Continue Reading »