At the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Arts InSight host Ernie Manouse talks with curator Kathryn Hall about the exhibition “Light Charmer,” which features works in neon and plasma. Original air date: May 4, 2018.
Brandon Zech and guest host Kaneem Smith on a clever “relocation” of the Menil Collection, a stack of black cats, and the inarguable pleasure of neon.
Feb. 9–May 18 | Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Always here to show Houston the beauty in the banal, HCCC debuts its exploration of the neon aesthetic that goes far beyond the flashing gas station “OPEN” signs we know and love. This group show explores the science behind neon—things like chemistry and electricity—as well as the craft of glass blowing that yields intricate, artisanal designs.
Free. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848. More info at crafthouston.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.