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Craft Texas: HCCC’s Latest Exhibit

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The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents CraftTexas 2018 this fall. The CraftTexas exhibition, juried by Jennifer Scanlan, will feature 36 Texas artists. CraftTexas provides a space for artists and art-lovers to explore groundbreaking contemporary work including sculptures, jewelry and furniture.

Jennifer Ling Datchuk, “Basic Bitch,” 2017

CraftTexas 2018, presented by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, offers a platform for Texas artists to display their work in a juried exhibition. This year, Jennifer Scanlan, will view a wide variety of work of sculptures, jewelry, and furniture. Ms. Scanlan is the Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary. Scanlan’s resumè includes being the associate curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and teaching at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London, England, and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. For CraftTexas 2018, Scanlan selected 36 of her favorite works out of 173 applications. The exhibition includes cutting-edge work from artists like Alex Goss, whose work titled YouScrew combines art with stainless steel and everyday tools. Also among the 36 is enamelist and HCCC Texas Master, Harlan Butt, who will present more of his colorful enamel art.

Harlan Butt, “Glacier Vessel #5,” 2017

The CraftTexas series emphasizes the presence of art by featuring artists of various mediums, backgrounds, and creative processes. Patrons can expect to experience a variety of pieces that allow us to see art in different yet enlightening perspectives.

The exhibition will open September 29, 2018 and close January 6, 2019. The HCCC invites all to its exhibition reception on September 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for an evening of art, open studios from the HCCC’s current residents, and beer provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

As a nonprofit visual arts center, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s mission is to exhibit contemporary art while connecting the Houston community to groundbreaking art. The HCCC provides studio, retail, and exhibition spaces to support both local and national artists.

Situated in Houston’s Museum District, the HCCC is a central place to experience cutting-edge contemporary art. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions, educational programs, and events in Houston’s cultural heart. The HCCC is open from Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Join Houston in welcoming 36 of Texas’s artists and experience contemporary work of all mediums! CraftTexas not only provides a unique opportunity for artists but for all art-seekers.

For more information, please visit their website.


All photos courtesy of HCCC.

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