Date & Time
Saturday, October 10, 2015 12:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Please join us on Saturday, October 10th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, for a special artist chat with Rachelle Vasquez. This is a great opportunity to discuss her uniquely themed work, centering on animals and how they are a part of our lives and culture.

From the Artist

My work at its core has always been about exploring the relationships we make and how we relate to the world around us.  My work typically falls back to the subject of animals, because that has always been where my passion lies.  I’m fascinated by the way humans and animals have interacted throughout history and in present day.  I draw on history heavily and consider myself a storyteller first and foremost.  I do a great deal of research and planning for my work.  My medium of choice is crocheting.  I crochet because I can physically feel and fold and mold the pieces I make.  I become a part of them as much as they are a part of me and am able to connect with my work more deeply.  Crocheting is an older and more traditional form of art making, and a more feminine one as well; but I like to surprise people with the work that I’m able to create with it.  I refer to myself as making non-traditional art with a traditional medium.  As a result, my work falls somewhere between art and craft.

– Rachelle Vasquez

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To complement Rachelle’s themes, we are honoring her work by asking for donations for Barrio Dogs of Houston. Bring gift cards, quality dog food/treats, dog kennels, bedding, toys, leashes, or other accessories to benefit this worthy organization and in thanks the Asher Gallery will give you a gift certificate for $20.

Above: Rachelle Vasquez, “Animal Scarves.” Crocheted acrylic yarn. Photos by Amanda Shackleford.

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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