In Residence 2009 Honors Current & Recent Artists-in-Residence

Posted May 1, 2010 in Press Releases

In Residence 2009 celebrates the work of HCCC’s 2009 Artists-in-Residence. Created during or inspired by the artists’ experiences at HCCC, the exhibition features works by Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks, Kelley Eggert, Jeff Forster, Peter Masters, and Rebecca Roberds.

WHEN: Exhibition Dates: May 29 – July 25, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:30 – 8:00 PM.
A celebration of fashion and contemporary craft, in conjunction with the opening of The Paper Runway. Featuring open studios and avant-garde body adornments created by the current artists-in-residence.

WHERE: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street (at Rosedale)

FREE to the public

Gabriel Craig is a metalsmith, writer and craft activist. He currently shares a studio at HCCC with Amy Weiks, an artist with a background in photography, printmaking and metalsmithing. During their combined residency, they have created a body of collaborative jewelry using recycled and repurposed materials, such as coins and old watch chains.

Kelley Eggert is a ceramic artist whose work is inspired by nature and the genetic instincts of all creatures to procreate and evolve. Her time at HCCC has allowed her to develop more creatures and expand her ceramic work to include functional mugs with Victorian details.

Ceramic artist and Helen Drutt Fellow Jeff Forster uses modern packing materials, such as Styrofoam, as molds. The resulting works are textured, handmade ceramic objects that reference the mass production of our current consumer culture.

Peter Masters’ ceramic vessels evoke both natural and cosmic forms. Combining glass and porcelain, he layers translucent colors over precisely patterned surfaces.

Metal artist Rebecca Roberds uses enamel on metal to create vibrant jewelry and wall sculptures referencing microscopic forms. Her works explore color, texture and abstract composition in a way rarely seen in the medium of enamel.

HCCC has five on-site artist studios to give visitors an up-close, insider’s view of the creative process. The resident artists play an integral role in introducing visitors to the hands-on making of craft, while they work to expand the parameters of their chosen medium and explore new directions in their work. The program, which provides underwritten studio rent and a monthly stipend, is open to local, national and international artists working in the traditional craft media of clay, fiber, glass, metal or wood, as well as mixed media. The artist applicants are juried and selected by the HCCC AIR Committee.

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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