Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FiberVoices featured in Quilting Arts

QA-Oct2013Artist and writer Lynn Krawczyk wrote about us this month (October/November 2013 issue 65) of Quilting Arts her regular column, Replenishing Your Creative Well.  It was a nicely balanced combination of interview and pictures.  We're all very happy to have been featured in this, one of our favorite magazines about the fiber arts.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Final Days of my Residency at The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

My artists' residency ended August 31.  I feel that this was the single best artistic experience I have ever had.  In so many ways it allowed me to grow artistically and opened my eyes to the many wonderful things which are happening in the art world.  I will always treasure that experience and I hope that the incoming artists for the 2013-2014 year have an equally good time!
The final part of the residency was capped with the Resident show.  Here is a portion of the blurb from the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft:



August 2, 2013 — November 15, 2013
In the Artist Hall

Opening Reception
Friday, August 2, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
A few of the artists will discuss their work
during an informal artist talk at 5:30 PM.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents In Residence, an exhibition of work created by the eight artists who began their residencies at HCCC in 2012: Tarina Frank, Chanda Glendinning, Susan Fletcher King, Jessica Kreutter, Susannah Mira, Jaydan Moore, Robert Thomas Mullen, and Rachelle Vasquez.
Each fall, the In Residence exhibition celebrates work by resident artists, derived from or inspired by their residencies at HCCC. This exhibition demonstrates the high level of creativity and skill reflected in each resident artist’s work. While engaging the greater world of contemporary craft, the HCCC Artist Residency Program gives its selected resident artists a studio space within an environment that encourages collaboration, experimentation, and a forum in which to exchange ideas and receive advice from peers.


At the opening, each of us (artists) had the opportunity to give a short talk about our work and the exhibit.  This was really fun and we had a much larger crowd than anyone expected.  It felt good to see so many turn out for the show and everyone seemed really interested in what each of us had to say.  Good memories!

 Photo: Went to Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to see Susan King at the open house for Artist in Residence.