Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Please join us on Friday, September 18th, 2015, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, for the Fall Exhibitions Opening. The evening will also feature open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists, and a live set by DJ Andy V. Beer is generously provided by Karbach Brewing Co.

Ann Morton: What Happened Today? / The Collective Cover Project
On view September 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Front and Main Galleries

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present What Happened Today?, an exhibition of newly created works by Arizona-based fiber artist, Ann Morton. Through two large-scale installations, Morton highlights the relevance of printed news and hand-crafted objects and their combined ability to communicate parallels among the voices of the individual, the greater Houston community, and the world-news stage. The exhibition also includes Morton’s award-winning work, The Collective Cover Project.

What Happened Today? is made possible by generous support from the Houston Chronicle.

Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project
On view September 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Main Gallery

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present Wendy Maruyama:  The wildLIFE Project, an exhibition that serves to illustrate the plight of elephants and the illegal ivory trade. Through a moving installation of life-sized objects made from exotic woods and string and shrine-like forms made from steel and glass, the show makes a compelling case for the preservation of animals in the wild.

The wildLIFE Project is made possible by generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Artifice of Nature
On view September 12 – December 27, 2015
Artist Hall

Susan Beiner’s ceramic installation of hybrid plant forms comes together with the imaginary anatomies of Brian Fleetwood’s jewelry to create new species out of synthetic and organic materials. Artifice of Nature explores the way in which nature is reconstructed, presented, and dissected for human consumption. Acting as naturalists, Susan Beiner and Brian Fleetwood observe and recreate interactions between nature and humanity. In each of their works, they utilize craft-based media to educate others about lived environments.