Posted May 4, 2015 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) May 4, 2015 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to announce that Mary Headrick, the Center’s Communications Director of more than eight years, has been appointed as Interim Executive Director. Ms. Headrick began serving in this role as of May 1st, following the departure of Executive Director Julie Farr. Ms. Headrick has been a member of HCCC’s executive staff since 2006 and has more than 18 years of management experience in marketing and communications, special events, publicity, and media relations.

A native Houstonian, Ms. Headrick began her professional career in Denver, Colorado, where she lived for 10 years.  She served as Marketing Director at Brad Adams Walker Architecture, P.C., and was Director of Marketing & Communications at the Western States Arts Federation prior to returning to Houston to join HCCC.  She holds a BA in Art/Art History and Spanish from Rice University.

As the Interim Executive Director, Ms. Headrick will work closely with the HCCC Board and staff to ensure a smooth transition as the organization searches for its new executive director. “We feel very confident that Mary has the ability and experience necessary to guide the staff through this transition,” Victoria Lightman, Board President, said. “She has the full support of both the Board and staff, and we will collaborate to support Mary with any and all resources needed.” The Board has formed a search committee and hopes to find a new executive director for HCCC within the next six months.

During this period of time, Jenny Lynn Weitz, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at HCCC, will be the primary contact for media relations. She may be reached at jweitz@crafthouston.org or 713.529.4848 x.308.

About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC serves as an important cultural and educational resource for Houston and the Southwest—one of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level. The organization provides exhibition, sales and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and offers mission-related educational programs in schools and underserved communities.

Visitors enjoy viewing innovative exhibitions, visiting artist studios, strolling through the Craft Garden, creating their own crafts in monthly HANDS-ON HOUSTON events, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor in the Asher Gallery.

Located in the Museum District at 4848 Main Street, HCCC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Summer Hours: Closed on Sundays, July 5th – Labor Day. Admission is free. Free parking is available directly behind the facility, off Rosedale and 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.; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is funded by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and is a participant of the Capacity Building Initiative.

For more information, call 713.529.4848 or visit www.crafthouston.org. Follow HCCC on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram @CraftHouston.

Jenny Lynn Weitz (jweitz@crafthouston.org)
Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
713.529.4848 x308