Artist Residency Program

Interview with Resident Artist
Jessica Kreutter

Posted August 3, 2012 in Blog

Clay artist Jessica Kreuter in her studio at HCCC. Photo by Kim Coffman.

This week, we interviewed Jessica Kreutter, a clay artist who works with discarded objects. She received an MFA from The University of Tennessee in 2010. For 10 years previous to graduate school, she worked as an artist, art teacher and social worker in Portland, Oregon. Recently, she has exhibited at Pirate: Contemporary Art, Mütter Museum, Seattle Design Center, and the Fort Collins Museum of Art, as well as in group exhibitions in Philadelphia, Washington, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Colorado. She has been a resident artist at ART342, Vermont Studio Center, Anderson Ranch and Platte Forum and is in residence at HCCC through August 15, 2012. Continue Reading »

Interview with Resident Artist
John Zimmerman

Posted July 16, 2012 in Blog

John Zimmerman. “Stratified Helmet.” Glazed Ceramic. 2012.
Photo courtesy the artist.

This week, we interviewed John Zimmerman, a ceramist and Assistant Professor of Fine Art at the University of New Mexico-Gallup.  Last summer, John took a 12-month leave of absence to complete his artist residency at HCCC and will return to teaching this fall.  Make sure you stop by his studio before he leaves on August 8!

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This Saturday:
Humor in Craft Talk & Book Signing

Posted July 10, 2012 in Blog

“Humor in Craft” cover image courtesy Brigitte Martin.

From Suzanne Sippel, Asher Gallery Manager:

Good evening Ladies and Gents, and all those in between! We’ve got a great evening here for you tonight, so please keep those glasses filled and enjoy the show. I’d like to start out with a small joke, some comedy sketches if you will… Continue Reading »

Interview with Resident Artist
Melissa Walter

Posted June 26, 2012 in Blog

This week, we interviewed Melissa Walter, an artist who combines metalsmithing and papermaking to create works that adorn the body and reach beyond the traditional realm of jewelry making and wearability. Continue Reading »

Interview with Resident Artist
Nathan Dube

Posted June 14, 2012 in Blog

Nathan Dube working in his studio at Houston Center for
Contemporary Craft. Photo by Kim Coffman.

This week, we continue with our series of interviews featuring current resident artists. Nathan Dube is a metalsmith whose work explores his interest in childhood and play by exploring the relationship among humor, aggression, masculinity, and how contemporary adult-male identity is constructed in American culture. Continue Reading »

Recap: Summer Opening Reception

Posted June 12, 2012 in Blog

Installation view of  “Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello & Beverly Penn” at HCCC. Photo by HCCC.

On June 1, 2012, we celebrated the opening of two new exhibitions at HCCC, Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello & Beverly Penn and Texas Masters Series: Piero Fenci—Battlement. Over 250 people joined us that evening, including artists Julia Barello, Beverly Penn and Piero Fenci, who spoke about their work with visitors and art enthusiasts. Continue Reading »

Art as Accessory – The Silent Auction You Don’t Want to Miss!

Posted April 4, 2012 in Blog

Donae Chramosta is the owner and CEO of The Vintage Contessa. She shares her thoughts on the inspiration behind HCCC’s upcoming silent auction, featuring pieces you won’t see anywhere else – wearable art and sculpture created from re-purposed, vintage couture handbags.

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Interview with Resident Artist
Paula Haymond

Posted February 29, 2012 in Blog

This week, we’re sharing the third in a series of interviews featured our current artists-in-residence. Paula Haymond is a woodturner who combines many different woodworking techniques, as well as acrylic paints and metal, to create three-dimensional works of art.

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Interview with Resident Artist
Leslie Shershow

Posted December 7, 2011 in Blog

This week, we share the second in a series of interviews with our current artists-in-residence (AIRs). Leslie Shershow is a metalsmith and jeweler from the small town of Belfast, Maine. After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in metals, she stayed in the Boston area to further develop her jewelry at her studio in Somerville, MA, exhibiting her work in various group shows around the country. Continue Reading »

Interview with Resident Artist
Celia Butler

Posted October 25, 2011 in Blog

This week, we are posting the first in a series of interviews with our newest artists-in-residence. Celia Butler, from Carbondale, IL, is a mixed-media artist who holds a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Continue Reading »