RESIDENT ARTISTS’ SLIDE JAM

Time
Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002 (Map)

Please join HCCC for a slide jam by current and alumni resident artists, Madison Creech (fiber), Carolyn Watkins (Clay), and René Lee Henry (Metal). Learn about the exciting work these artists created during the course of their residencies at HCCC, and hear about their future plans. Each artist will present images and discuss her work for approximately 5 – 15 minutes, followed by a five-minute Q & A session.  The event is free and open to the public.  

About the Artists

Madison Creech’s research involves the parallels between bird migration and her own story of navigating and deciphering what is familiar and what is unfamiliar. Something happens when humans encounter an animal; this exchange cannot be translated into human knowing without distortion or loss.  In her art practice, Madison is constantly searching for tools and symbols to illustrate and challenge the fragmented and confusing relationship between animal and human.

Carolyn Watkins works primarily in hand-built ceramics. Clay is her chosen medium because she is drawn to the archival nature of ceramics and is fascinated by its ubiquity in people’s lives as an interface with the physical environment. Her forms are inspired by the human form and by historical ceramic vessels.

René Lee Henry is inspired by the stylized architecture from the Modernist era, as well as exploring the effects of time and decay on manmade structures. Combining these two influences, her work encompasses geometric and biomorphic forms, using hard lines along with organic colors and textures to create an architectural environment declined by age and neglect.

To learn more about the Artist Residency Program, please visit https://crafthouston.org/artists/residents/.

Above, from left to right: Madison Creech, “Blowing in the Wind.” Digitally printed and quilted cotton, mylar. Carolyn Watkins, “Bud Vase.” Stoneware, glaze, slip. René Henry, “Post Apocalyptic Industrial Bracelets and Rings.” Steel, resin, vegan leather. Photos courtesy the artists.