Your weekly guide to Houston: a Salon of Beauty, iron works at HCCC and the Heights Orchestra debut

CultureMap HoustonPosted September 29, 2011 in In The News

In Beyond Useful & Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) turns its focus on the intersection of beauty and the everyday. Vignettes have been set up in the large gallery that explore the connections between furniture, wall paper, ceramics, quilts, needlepoint, glass and metal.

Soundforge is an exhibition you can play with, literally. Gabriel Craig and Michael Remson collaborated for years to create the colossal iron work, resembling metal gates that function similarly to a xylophone. A case of science meets art meets music, participants are encouraged to pick up a mallet and try their hand at creating sounds. Friday at 5:30 p.m.

If you can’t enough of HCCC, return on Saturday for the 10th Anniversary “Hands-On Family Festival.”