Members-Only Tour & Reception with
“A View Within” Artists

Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 (Map)

Please join HCCC for a members-only reception and private tour with HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall and A View Within artists, Karen Rips and Paula Chung. Meet the artists, and learn about some of the intriguing stories behind their artworks, which were inspired by body imaging from their friends, family members, and strangers. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments, and the resident artist studios and Asher Gallery will be open for shopping.

This event is exclusively for HCCC Members and their guests. Not a member? Become a Member by Tuesday, June 7, and you’ll automatically be added to the event guest list. If you are an existing member, RSVP to

About the Artists

Paula Chung lives in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, where she studies nature and maintains her fiber-art practice. Chung began her career in fiber art as a quilter. She has exhibited her work internationally and received several awards of merit, including the 2008 Silver and Bronze awards at the 9thQuilt Nihon Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Chung has contributed to several publications, including the Surface Design Journal (Summer 2012) and Quilting Arts Magazine (April/May, Oct./Nov. 2011).

Living in Thousand Oaks, California, Karen Rips is pursuing a career as a fiber artist after retiring from neonatal nursing. With over 30 years of quilting experience, Rips continues to experiment with dye techniques and enjoys the process of “mark-making.” She has exhibited internationally in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia as part of the Twelve by Twelve International Exhibition. Her work can be found in the collections of the Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Panorama City Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, and at the Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Burbank, CA.

Visit Paula Chung and Karen Rip’s blog at