Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE—ANELE’S GARMENTS PUSH BOUNDARIES, INVITE SENSE OF WONDER

Posted June 28, 2018 in Press Releases

Anele: I Don’t Play That Game
July 27 – October 7, 2018
Artist Hall
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Fashion Show & Reception
Thursday, August 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Fashion show begins at 6:30 PM. The evening will also feature open studios by the current resident artists.  Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM.
Admission is free. Closed major holidays.

Links

(HOUSTON, TX) June 28, 2018 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present B. Anele: I Don’t Play That Game, a solo exhibition of the Houston-based transdisciplinary artist’s most recent work, ranging from raw-canvas sculptural garments and portraiture to soft sculpture. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fashion show that takes place within the installation on the evening of Thursday, August 2nd. Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE—”CRAFTTEXAS 2018″ OFFERS SURPRISING VARIETY

Posted June 27, 2018 in Press Releases

CRAFTTEXAS 2018
September 29, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Main and Front Galleries
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Exhibition Reception
Friday, September 28, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
The evening will also feature open studios by the current resident artists.  Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM.
Admission is free. Closed major holidays.

Links

(HOUSTON, TX) June 29, 2018 This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents CraftTexas 2018, the tenth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Juried by Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary, the show features 50 works by 36 artists and includes a wide range of sculpture, jewelry, and furniture, with a strong emphasis on cutting-edge works. Continue Reading »

MEDIA ALERT—MARTINI MADNESS! BLASTS OFF THIS FALL WITH SPACE-AGE MODERN THEME

Posted June 20, 2018 in Press Releases

 

WHAT:  Martini Madness, the popular cocktail fundraiser benefitting Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), blasts off this fall with a space-age modern theme that looks to the future as it celebrates the past!

The ticket price includes an artisan-made martini glass for each guest to select and take home, as well as a stellar evening of signature martinis, delectable appetizers, a cosmic lounge, and much more. Guests are encouraged to participate in the party’s out-of-this-world theme by donning their chicest space-race attire (think ‘60s mod fashions, NASA, and all things outer space) to win a prize in the costume contest. Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE—HCCC 2018-2019 RESIDENT ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Posted June 7, 2018 in Press Releases

 

Nine Local and National Artists Selected for Residencies
at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

(HOUSTON, TX) June 7, 2018 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is proud to announce its new class of resident artists for the 2018-2019 cycle, which begins September, 2018, and ends August, 2019. The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

A juried selection is held annually to award five-to-eight artists a three-to-twelve-month residency. Each year, more than 80 applicants from all over the U.S. apply. The selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. In addition to 24/7 access to studio space, HCCC provides each artist with a modest materials and living stipend and a variety of professional development opportunities. Their work is also included in the annual In Residence group exhibition at the conclusion of the residency cycle.  Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE—“IN RESIDENCE” HIGHLIGHTS WORK OF HCCC’S RECENT RESIDENT ARTISTS

Posted March 14, 2018 in Press Releases

In Residence: 10th Edition
April 21– July 14, 2018
Artist Hall
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Exhibition Reception
Friday, April 20, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
The evening will also feature open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists. Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday and major holidays. Admission is free.

(Houston, TX) March 14, 2018 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is delighted to present the 10th edition of In Residence, an annual exhibition celebrating its Artist Residency Program, which has supported makers in the field of craft for more than 16 years. This exhibition features work by 10 artists working in ceramic, fiber, metal, wood, and mixed media: Jessica Andersen, Rebecca Braziel, Vivian Chiu, Lisa Hardaway, Rebecca Lynn Hewitt, Amber Smith, Anthony Sonnenberg, Eric Stearns, Jenna Wright, and Shiyuan Xu.

The Artist Residency Program at HCCC provides resident artists with a space for creative exploration, exchange, and collaboration with other artists, professionals in the field, and the public. In their open studios, residents are able to engage with visitors as they work and explain the processes behind their craft practices. Though they develop individual bodies of work during their tenures, the collegiality of the program often fosters lines of collective inspiration. HCCC Curatorial Fellow, Sarah Darro, notes, “This iteration of In Residence features meticulously conceived works that are inscribed with tradition and historical reference, yet are thoroughly contemporary in their content.”  Continue Reading »

BASKETRY EXHIBITION FEATURES TRADITION & INNOVATION, EXPLORES CULTURAL HISTORIES

Posted March 8, 2018 in Press Releases

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented:  Basketry in America
June 2 – September 2, 2018
Main and Front Galleries
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Exhibition Reception
Friday, June 1, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
The evening will also feature open studios by the current resident artists.  Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Closed on major holidays. Admission is free.

(HOUSTON, TX) March 9, 2018 – This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, an exhibition chronicling the history of American basketry, from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine-art world.  Visitors will delight in the variety of colors, patterns, shapes, and textures of the baskets on view, which range from traditional to highly unconventional and explore diverse cultural histories. Continue Reading »

OBJECTS SURPRISE & BEGUILE IN “TREACHERY OF MATERIAL”

Posted January 9, 2018 in Press Releases

Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft
On view January 26 – April 15, 2018
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Opening Reception
Friday, February 9, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
The evening will also celebrate the opening of Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action in the Main Galleries and feature open studios by the current resident artists.  Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Holidays: Closed Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.

(Houston, TX) January 9, 2018 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft, featuring Michael Crowder and Julia Maria Künnap, two artists who use surrealist strategies and references in their work. The exhibition offers a series of puzzling and beautiful objects made from cast glass, fine metals and gemstones, along with nontraditional materials like ash and soap, to highlight the unexpected relationship between Surrealism and craft. Continue Reading »

“LIGHT CHARMER” MESMERIZES WITH GLOWING NEON ART & PERFORMANCE

Posted November 16, 2017 in Press Releases

Light Charmer:  Neon and Plasma in Action
February 9 – May 13, 2018
Main and Front Galleries
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Holidays: Closed Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.

(HOUSTON, TX) November 8, 2017 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action, a group show featuring artists who create a spectacle of light, color, and movement through neon and plasma sculpture and performance. Viewers will be enchanted by the variety of glowing artworks on display.

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FANTASTICAL PIECES IN “HEAD GEAR” HIDE, REVEAL & TRANSFORM IDENTITY

Posted October 24, 2017 in Press Releases

Head Gear
November 17, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Artist Hall
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Hours & Admission
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Holidays: Closed Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.

(HOUSTON, TX) October 24, 2017 – This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Head Gear, featuring three artists who use masks and portraiture to perform, interrogate, and subvert constructed identities. Inspired by the historical uses of armor and veils, Kate Clements, Arielle DePinto, and Matthew Lambert explore the implications of concealing and revealing oneself through ornament. Through a combination of objects and accompanying studio portraits, the artists experiment with classic archetypes like beauty queens, brides, widows, athletes, and soldiers to create entirely new and complex identities. Continue Reading »

ASHER HOLIDAY SOIREE & TRUNK SHOW WITH MARIQUITA MASTERSON

Posted October 10, 2017 in Press Releases

ASHER HOLIDAY SOIREE &
TRUNK SHOW WITH MARIQUITA MASTERSON
November 10 – 11, 2017
Asher Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

WHAT:  Asher Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present a special holiday soiree and trunk show with celebrated Houston jeweler, Mariquita Masterson.  Guests will enjoy good cheer, bubbly, and sweets, while they mingle with Mariquita and shop an extended selection of her stunning glass jewelry–including rings, necklaces, earrings, and cuff links.  Continue Reading »