Listen to the Artists This Weekend at HCCC

Posted March 24, 2011 in Blog

When artists are in town installing their work or live nearby, we frequently ask that they give an artist talk for the public. This weekend, you have a chance to stop by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and listen to two artists speak about their work.

Ryan Takaba, Detail: On to Heaviness. Porcelain, mums, water, steel pins. 2010 Photo by: Mark Menjivar.

Join us Friday, March 25, at 5:00 p.m. to listen to ceramicist Ryan Takaba talk about his work currently on display in the Artist Hall exhibit, Commonplace: Objects by Barbara Smith & Ryan Takaba, on view through April 3, 2011. Back in February of 2009, American Craft Magazine did a blog post on the work of Ryan Takaba. Watch below for a better understanding of Ryan’s ideas from two years ago, and join us Friday to see how these concepts have evolved.

After Ryan’s talk, please stick around for the opening of Michelle Samour’s exhibition, Truth and Transience, opening in the small gallery, 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25. If you can’t make it to Friday’s events, Michelle will be giving an artist talk on Saturday, March 26, at 11:00 a.m. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an engaging discussion about the process and ideas behind her pulp paper drawings.

Michelle Samour, Reflecting Pools: Beautiful Viruses. Pigmented hand poured paper/vellum, light. Photo by Robert Schoen. Posted by Jenny Lynn Weitz at 1:14 PM Labels: Exhibitions at HCCC, Fine Craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Michelle Samour, Ryan Takaba