Hurry up and Apply! CraftTexas 2012 Call for Artists Closes March 15th!

Posted March 10, 2012 in Blog

The CraftTexas 2012 call for artists will soon be coming to an end. All of us at HCCC encourage every one of you procrastinators out there to hurry up and submit your applications before March 15th.

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Coming Soon–Bridge 11: Lia Cook

Posted January 31, 2012 in Blog

I am pleased to report that after a relatively smooth installation process this week (there are always some bumps along the way), the curatorial team at HCCC has finished installing Bridge 11: Lia Cook. Continue Reading »

CraftTexas 2012 Juror Jade Walker

Posted January 16, 2012 in Blog

CraftTexas 2012 is just around the corner! The call for artists will close on March 15, and the exhibition will run from September 29 – December 30, 2012. All of us at HCCC are looking forward to this, our seventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Continue Reading »

Jennifer Ling Datchuk Video

Posted October 19, 2011 in Blog

Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk writes about her experience working with Mark and Angela Walley to create a short documentary that addresses the core issues surrounding her work and her artistic process. Four of Datchuk’s pieces are currently on display in the in-house-curated exhibition, Beyond Useful and Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft. Datchuk has enthusiastically shared this video with us, and with all of you, as well as providing us with a little insight into its making and content. Continue Reading »

Soundforge: In Process (Updates # 4 & #5)

Posted September 26, 2011 in Blog

This fall, HCCC will premier a work two years in the making. In the fall of 2009, while still in residence, metalsmith Gabriel Craig began collaborating with Houston-based music composer, Michael Remson. Their project, Soundforge, will be an interactive, multimedia installation that explores forging metal as both a means of fabrication and an act of percussion. Gabriel Craig has graciously agreed to give us regular updates from his studio on the fabrication of the project. Continue Reading »

Staff Favorites from “Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists in Residence.”

Posted September 1, 2011 in Blog

With the closing of Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence rapidly approaching, we asked the staff of HCCC to share what their favorite pieces are and why. The exhibition contains works by 36 artists who have participated in the Artist-in-Residence Program here at HCCC during the past 10 years. If you’ve seen the show, please share your favorites in the comments below! If you haven’t, then hurry in, the show closes this Saturday, September 3! Continue Reading »

Crafting Live(s): Ten Years of Artists-in-Residence — Spotlight on Fiber Artist, Greg Rubio

Posted August 19, 2011 in Blog

Guest Curator, Keelin Burrows, writes about past artist-in-residence Greg Rubio and his work in Crafting Live(s): Ten Years of Artists-in-Residence. The exhibition is on view at HCCC through September 3, 2011. Burrows is currently the Windgate Charitable Foundation Curatorial Fellow at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Continue Reading »

What are the current AIRs up to?

Posted August 12, 2011 in Blog

This week, we stopped by the Artist-in-Residence studios to find out what they’re working on. Next time you visit us, make sure to stop by to meet the artists and learn about their current and upcoming projects! Continue Reading »

HCCC at the GHCVB!

Posted July 28, 2011 in Blog

The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) is where visitors and Houstonians alike can find information about things to do in the Bayou City. Inside their downtown building are cases or kiosks for different organizations in town to stage a display and provide information about what they do. Continue Reading »

Belated Report from Renegade Craft Fair Austin

Posted June 16, 2011 in Blog

We’re sorry we neglected to post the past few weeks! We have been busy installing our two new exhibits, Arline Fisch: Creatures from the Deep and Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence. Continue Reading »