KATE DE PARA — NOVEMBER 20 & 22, 2014

Posted October 30, 2014 in Press Releases

Asher Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will celebrate the holidays with its annual Asher Gallery Holiday Soiree & Trunk Show Preview on Thursday, November 20th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Shoppers will enjoy refreshments, nibbles and some seriously fabulous shopping as the gallery kicks off the annual Museum District Members’ Sale, November 20 – 23 (members of HCCC or any museum in the Houston Museum District receive a 20% discount on their purchase). The trunk show, designed to celebrate the art of fine fashion, will feature jeweler Tana Acton and textile artist Kate de Para, who are known for their clean lines and varied textures. The show continues Saturday, November 22nd, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The artists will be present to mingle with shoppers during both events.

About the Artists
Santa Fe, New Mexico, artist, Tana Acton, is Asher Gallery’s most popular and well known jeweler. Through her unique perspective as both a dancer and choreographer, Acton combines air, movement and light to create pieces that are at once delicate and solid. Each piece of fine art jewelry is created from a single “thread” of precious metal–either sterling silver, 12k gold-filled, or copper.  The “fabric” she creates takes on a faceted effect from the light, leaving space and air to breathe through each piece.

Native Houstonian and Martha Stewart “American Made 2014 Style Finalist,” Kate de Para, presents her wearable line, Evens, a selection of comfortable, structured garments and clever accessories.  De Para says Evens was born out of a desire to connect with people in a more functional, accessible way and to make something they can use every day that makes them feel good.  “Our goal is to construct thoughtful, quality garments that transcend seasons.”

Asher Gallery Holiday Soiree & Trunk Show Preview with Tana Acton & Kate de Para
Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Asher Gallery Trunk Show with Tana Acton & Kate de Para
Saturday, Nov. 22, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX  77002


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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft.  HCCC provides exhibition, sales and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community at large.

Located in the Museum District at 4848 Main Street, HCCC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and  Sunday, Noon – 5 PM. (Closed Sundays July 4th – Labor Day.)  Closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day and December 25, 2014 – January 23, 2015, for repairs to the building.

Admission is free. A free parking lot is available directly behind the building, off Travis Street.  HCCC is three blocks south of Wheeler Ave. MetroRail station on Main Street. HCCC is funded in part by grants from The Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation.  HCCC is a member of the Houston Museum District.

For more information, call 713-529-4848 or visit  Find HCCC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CraftHouston.


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