Friday, June 10, 2011

Opening at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Tonight was the opening for a new exhibit at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. This was the tenth anniversary of the Center, and artists from the 10 years of their Artist In Residence program were invited to submit work for this - the tenth anniversary. Lots of fun eye candy. There was fair representation of all craft disciplines - from fiber to ceramics to wood to metal. Something for everyone. The show will continue through September 3, 2011.

In addition, there is a show called "Creatures From the Deep" by Arline Fisch. This is running through July 30 in the HCCC small gallery. This is one that I really wanted to see and enjoyed because of my penchant for sea "critters". This was a new way to depict these amorphous life forms. Read below from HCCC:

Creatures from the Deep showcases Fisch’s use of knitting and crocheting techniques to create larger-than-life sea creatures made of wire. HCCC is pleased to host the touring version of this exhibition, which has transformed the small gallery into a tranquil underwater world, with floating jellyfish of different colors and shapes.

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located at 4848 Main Street - easy parking and open Tuesday through Sunday. Worth a trip!