Craft

JoMar Visions ArtCrawl 2018


JoMar Visions is Back at ArtCrawl this year! The exhibit, in an East End location, secured specifically by JoMar Visions for this big event, will count with more than 40 artists participating.

Please note the address for this event.

Where: CustomSpace- Houston

5301 Polk St, Houston, Texas 77023

What: Art exhibit.

When:  

Saturday, 17th November from 10am to 10pm.

Sunday, 18th November from noon-5pm.

Cost: Free


When:
Nov 17, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
- Free Saint Arnold's beer for all guests and participants. - Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Looking for Artisan Goods to sell at studio 703 + RLD - Houston, Heights

Calling all Houston artisans! Studio 703 + RLD is looking
for unique, local artisan goods to sell at their boutique in the Houston
Heights through the holiday season. To be considered please submit a collection
of product photos, prices and a short bio to rldesigns@sbcglobal.net and we will
be in contact with those who we think fit the space. Products will be held on
consignment, rent free with a 30% commission to studio 703 + RLD on all sales.

 

Studio
hours

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 12pm-5pm

 

703 Yale St, Houston, TX 77007

https://rebeccalankforddesigns.com/studio-703/

Due Date: Dec 1, 2018
Contact Name: Stacie Pfeffer
Phone: 713.862.2670
Fee: N/A
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HANDS-ON HOUSTON: HAND-PRINTED WRAPPING PAPER

Join HCCC as we celebrate the holidays by making hand-printed wrapping paper.

Design a stamp, and use a variety of colored inks to print a repeating pattern and create wrapping paper that’s uniquely your own.

Need gifts to wrap? Explore Asher Gallery to find a special gift for everyone you love this holiday season!

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15-20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. More information at https://www.crafthouston.org/learn/education-overview/.

When:
Dec 1, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

PREVIEW RECEPTION FOR HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW WITH CEIBO BAGS

Join Asher Gallery to enjoy sips and small bites while you shop new designs and colorways from local handbag and accessories designer Maria Cadena of Ceibo Bags.

The trunk show continues throughout the weekend, with Cadena in the gallery to meet visitors from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday and all day on Sunday. Maria will be in the gallery to mingle with visitors throughout the weekend.

Ceibo is a handbag/accessory vegan brand created in Houston, Texas, by Maria Cadena in 2016. The brand’s name refers to the Ceibo tree, one of Maria’s favorite trees, which grows along the Pacific coast in her native Ecuador. With a major in marketing and economics, Maria is a self-taught designer who started creating women’s accessories nine years ago for her first brand back home, in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  She has lived in Houston, Texas, since 2014.

When:
Nov 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
General Categories: 

HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING COLOR IN CRAFT

Join HCCC for the eighth annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event.

Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates the use of color in craft with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists, and more.

  • Learn a variety of techniques for adding color to craft mediums
  • Have fun with hands-on activities:
    • Design and glaze your own ceramic tile
    • Join the Houston Handweavers Guild to dye fabric using natural materials from the Craft Garden
    • Make your own sheet of marbled paper
  • Join current resident artist Eunsil Leem to learn about patina techniques
  • Learn about experimental dyeing techniques with local fashion designer Isabel Wilson
  • View the fall exhibition, CraftTexas 2018, in the main galleries
  • Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor in the Asher Gallery
  • Enjoy food and refreshments on site from Gypsy Wagon  and GoodPop 

THANKS TO OUR IN-KIND SPONSORS!
Dal-Tile – ceramic tiles
AMACO – glazes
Goodpop – popsicles

PARKING
The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for activities and food trucks, but street parking is available nearby.

The HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL is a super-sized version of HANDS-ON HOUSTON, a free craft-activity open house at HCCC on the first Saturday of every month (11 AM – 3 PM). Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to current exhibitions and events. Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided.

When:
Nov 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

AFTER MEMPHIS: CRAFTED POSTMODERN

After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern traces the legacy of radical design and Postmodernism in contemporary craft.

Featuring six U.S. artists—Courtney Banh, Dee Clements, Jenny Mulder, Jessica Ninci, Christin Ripley, and Erin Lynn Smith—the exhibition takes the form of a showroom, featuring objects ranging from marbled-fabric furniture and neon lighting fixtures to basket-woven rugs and ceramic vessels.

Postmodernism arose in the late 1960s as a critical departure from the austerity and formalism of Modernist architecture and design. This period was uniquely defined by architects who worked in an interdisciplinary mode of object and houseware design. Collectives of radical designers and architects formed to develop an alternative visual language to Modernism’s strict minimalism, championing experimentation, ornamentation, conceptualism, irony, and design elements that did not serve structural function. In the 1980s, one of the most influential postmodern collectives was the Memphis Group, an Italian design and architecture group that designed furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass, and metal objects.

Today, contemporary craft artists have harnessed Postmodernism’s critical design ideologies and are applying them in a new context, with an emphasis on the hand.  After Memphis highlights the shift in design objects from those that incorporated industrial materials to those that are nimble, malleable to their materials and processes, and embody elements of improvisation and performance. For example, in her soft sculpture and upholstered furniture, Christin Ripley employs suminagashi, a Japanese water-marbling technique that creates an effect of sinuous stone, pebble, or terrazzo patterning. The organic lines of her soft sculptures defy associations with established furniture forms and bring to mind the anti-design ideologies of early radical design collectives like Archizoom. Erin Lynn Smith, on the other hand, builds sinuous, patterned ceramic bases that culminate in exposed incandescent bulbs and twisted neon forms. Her lighting fixtures, while thoroughly contemporary, embrace the postmodern architectural tenets of communication, sensuality, and ornamentation.

In her Basin series, Courtney Banh’s experimental, basket-woven rope sculptures and garments subvert the readiness of commercial objects by manipulating established forms through scale and presentation. Her abstracted garment caricatures restore novelty to the experience of interacting with objects. In this body of work, an oversized woven sandal becomes a vessel for bodies and play, reading almost as an area rug or centerpiece of a showroom. Alternatively, Dee Clements and Jessica Ninci interpret elements of postmodern architectural facades and all-over patterning through their respective mediums of weaving and ceramic. Clements’ wall hangings and furniture forms bring viewers into an abstracted, graphic architectural space with a vibrant postmodern palette, while the geometric elements and patterns in Jessica Ninci’s ceramic sculptures and vessels channel Memphis Group-designed laminate patterns and ceramic forms.

HCCC Curatorial Fellow Sarah Darro commented on her inspiration for the show, “Thirty-seven years after the Memphis Group’s 1981 showroom debuted at the Milan Design Fair, After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern seeks to investigate the legacy of architecturally inspired design and its renewed significance and expression in contemporary culture.”

After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern is curated by HCCC Curatorial Fellow Sarah Darro.

When:
Oct 13, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
General Categories: 

LECTURE: THE ENDURING APPEAL OF MEMPHIS

"After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern" opening day lecture by Cindi Strauss, Curator at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In celebration of After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern, HCCC presents an opening day lecture by Cindi Strauss , Curator and Director of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Memphis, the critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful design collective, was formed in 1981, in Milan, by the architect Ettore Sottsass and a group of internationally renowned architects and designers. Emerging from the conceptual design collective, Studio Alchimia, Memphis aimed to produce furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass, textiles, metalwork, and other products in the postmodern style. Their riotous use of color and pattern, new materials such as laminates, and distinctive forms took the design world by storm during its debut exhibition at the 1981 Milan Furniture Fair. The outsized influence of Memphis on contemporary design and culture was keenly felt in the 1980s. Over the past few years, a new generation of creatives has discovered Memphis, referencing its key characteristics in their work. This lecture will discuss the history of the collective, introduce its designers and works, and discuss the renewed interest in Memphis, providing context to After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern.

When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm
General Categories: 

CRAFT SOCIAL: CRAFT & DESIGN

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for our fall Craft Social to explore the blurred lines of craft and design, inspired by our fall exhibitions.

Discover how CraftTexas 2018 artist Claire Drennan draws inspiration from both Houston’s East End and the natural world in her knitted works, as she demonstrates techniques using her knitting machine. Join CraftTexas 2018 artist Alex Goss for a presentation on his artwork, YouScrew, and learn how tools and machines are central to his art practice. Explore the postmodern furniture and objects on view in After Memphis, and discover inspiration to design your own set of polymer-clay coasters.

Craft Socials are casual evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited. Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
Materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.


When:
Oct 18, 2018
Parking behind the building on Travis St.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: MIXED-MEDIA SCULPTURES

Join HCCC to create mixed-media sculptures inspired by the fall exhibition, Craft Texas 2018.

This month, join us in creating mixed-media sculptures inspired by the fall exhibition, Craft Texas 2018.  Walk through the galleries to explore a variety of works, ranging from sculpture to jewelry and furniture, and discover how craft artists experiment with mixed media in their art practices. Play with form and color, as you experiment with pattern, texture, and proportion, to design your own small sculpture using a range of materials.

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15-20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. More information at https://www.crafthouston.org/learn/education-overview/.

When:
Oct 6, 2018
Parking is located behind the building on Travis St. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes


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