Participate in our upcoming exhibition this fall!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am–
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002 (Map)

Opening at HCCC this fall, What Happened Today? is an exhibition that shows the relevance of print 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. Here are several ways Houstonians can get involved in the project:

  • Monitor one or more of our social media accounts (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram) from now until July, 2015, to find out when our ads will appear in the Houston Chronicle. Fill out the form within the ad, clip it, and mail it to Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., Houston, TX 77002. The completed forms will become part of a huge wall quilt, composed of all the notes collected over several months.
  • Stop by HCCC to fill out a note that asks the question, “What happened today?” (available March 12 through July).  In this small format, visitors can tell us about a major or minor event of their day, in their own words.  The notes will become part of a large wall quilt in the exhibition
  • Join us on Saturday, April 25th for Museum Experience Day: Zone 2.  In addition to seeing a variety of craft demonstrations, visitors can make hooked-rug squares to contribute to the exhibition.  Artist Ann Morton will be present.
  • Join us on Saturday, June 6th for HANDS-ON HOUSTON. We will have a station set up for visitors to make hooked-rug squares to contribute to the exhibition. Artist Ann Morton will be present.
  • Bring in a group for a free docent-led tour of the current exhibitions, and we can arrange for your group to make hooked-rug components for the exhibition in a hands-on activity following your tour. (Please schedule your tour in advance here.)
  • If you would like your group to be a community partner for What Happened Today?, please email HCCC Curator, Elizabeth Kozlowski, at for more information.
  • Here are the locations where you can find What Happened Today? drop boxes in the community:

E A Sarabia & Associates: Sarabia II Emilio A, Dentist
7919 Park Place Boulevard, Houston, TX 77087.

University of Houston, Department of Hispanic Studies
416 Agnes Arnold Hall Houston, TX 77204

University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work
110HA Social Work Building Houston, TX 77204

University of Houston, Downtown
Starbucks 1 N Main St. 3rd floor Houston, TX 77002

University of Houston, Downtown
Student Center 1 N Main St. 1st floor Houston, TX 77002

The Nook Cafe
4701 Calhoun St. Suite 150 Houston, TX 77004

Read more about the exhibition here.

Read our blog to see some of the moving responses we have received in the mail from the community through our ad in the Houston Chronicle.

See photos from the community workshops on our Facebook page.

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