Press Releases

HILLERBRAND+MAGSAMEN SELECTED FOR INAUGURAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CRAFT + PHOTOGRAPHY RESIDENCY

Posted July 14, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) July 14, 2020 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to announce the selection of Houston-based artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen as the recipients of the inaugural Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency. Offered by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Center for Photography (HCP), the three-month residency was created in response to the growing number of artists who are working at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography and supports those with an experimental, multidisciplinary edge, who are testing the boundaries within both fields. Continue Reading.

HCCC ANNOUNCES 2020 – 2021 RESIDENT ARTISTS

Posted July 14, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) July 14, 2020 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to announce its newest class of residents for 2020 – 2021, a group of 10 outstanding artists working in a variety of craft disciplines.

This year, the artist residency program is generously supported by new grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. Grant support by both the NEA Art Works program and the Horn Foundation will provide an increase in monthly stipends for the residents, as well as contribute to the operations, exhibitions, and administrative needs of the innovative program.  Continue Reading

 

“WEAVE HOUSTON” SHOWCASES DIVERSITY IN FIBER ARTS AND HANDWEAVING

Posted March 10, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) March 10, 2020 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Weave Houston: Celebrating 70 Years of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston. Weave Houston showcases the history and diversity of Contemporary Handweavers of Houston’s membership, featuring works from emerging practitioners and longtime fiber artists. Noted fiber artist Dr. Mary Ruth Smith juried several awards for works that highlight exceptional craftsmanship and innovative use of materials. Continue Reading.

“BREAKING TRADITION” FEATURES GENRE-DEFYING DECORATIVE ARTS

Posted February 13, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) February 13, 2020 – This spring, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents Breaking Tradition: Contemporary Approaches to the Decorative Arts. The exhibition features three artists—Sophie Glenn, Steven Young Lee, and Beth Lipman—who challenge the dominant cultural narratives of the decorative arts through unconventional furniture, porcelain, photography, and cast-metal pieces. Read more here.

FORMS OF INHERITANCE: THE WORK OF ANNA MAYER

Posted February 11, 2020 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) February 12, 2020 – This spring, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents Forms of Inheritance: The Work of Anna Mayer, an exhibition of ceramic and bronze sculptures that explores humanity’s reckoning with mortality and demonstrates the fragility and fierceness of the natural world .Read more here.

FREE CRAFT ACTIVITIES AT HCCC DURING SPRING BREAK

Posted February 10, 2020 in Press Releases

During Spring Break, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will offer hands-on making and other activities that encourage visitors, ages three and up, to explore craft and art making. HCCC, which is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, will be open all week for this special event. Admission is free. Read more here.

11th ANNUAL CRAFTING A LEGACY SPRING LUNCHEON HONORS VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE PHYLLIS CHILDRESS

Posted January 29, 2020 in Press Releases

 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s 11th annual Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon will honor Phyllis Childress, a creative force and extraordinary volunteer, who has served as board president twice, led major fundraising efforts, and advocated for the nonprofit arts center in every imaginable way over the last 15 years. Read more here.

CRAFT COMMUNITY DAY

Posted January 16, 2020 in Press Releases

WHAT:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host Craft Community Day, a free spring event featuring local artist guilds and community groups. Visitors of all ages are invited to see a variety of craft demonstrations—including woodturning, weaving, ceramics, and more—plus, visit the resident artists’ studios, and view the current exhibitions.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 WHERE:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX  77002; 713.529.4848; www.crafthouston.org

 ADMISSION:  FREE

EVENT WEB PAGE: https://crafthouston.org/events/craft-community-day-2020/

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HCCC ANNOUNCES CALL FOR RESIDENT ARTISTS AND LAUNCHES NEW INTERDISCIPLINARY CRAFT + PHOTOGRAPHY RESIDENCY WITH HCP

Posted December 12, 2019 in Press Releases

(HOUSTON, TX) December 13, 2019 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) announces its application for the 2020 – 2021 Cycle of its Artist Residency Program opens January 1st, 2020.  Artists working in craft media, including wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, and mixed media, are invited to apply.

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios for two days per week during HCCC public hours. The resident artists are required to open their studios to public interaction on Saturdays and one other day of the week, as well as during exhibition openings and specific educational programs on the evenings and weekends. Applicants should consider the public facing nature of the residencies and the fact that a major goal of the program is to provide visitors with an opportunity to explore contemporary craft through engagement with working artists. Continue reading.

“DRAWN TO THE WORK” EXPLORES INTERSECTION OF ILLUSTRATION AND CRAFT

Posted December 5, 2019 in Press Releases

Drawn to the Work: Illustration and Craft in Conversation

January 25 – March 29, 2020
Main Gallery
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

(HOUSTON, TX) December 5, 2019 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present Drawn to the Work: Illustration and Craft in Conversation, an exhibition of works by Aurélie Guillaume, Chenlu Hou, and Aya Kakeda, three craft artists who draw from a background in illustration. By featuring traditional and digital illustrations alongside works in craft materials, the exhibition explores the intersection of these two artistic disciplines and presents unusually expressive works that tell unique stories. Continue Reading.