Houston Center for Contemporary Craft opening reception: CraftTexas 2014
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions that showcase the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring 49 works by 44 Texas artists, the exhibition includes everything from sculpture, jewelry, textiles, installations and furniture to concepts that include vernacular architecture, formal elements of design and man's relationship to nature.
The CraftTexas series, which is hugely popular with visitors, provides artists the opportunity to have their work seen by three established jurors and included in an exhibition that seeks to broaden the understanding of contemporary craft. The show features exceptional work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.
CraftTexas 2014 was juried by Carol Sauvion, the visionary behind the PBS TV series Craft in America; Piero Fenci, ceramics department head at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Clint Willour, curator of the Galveston Arts Center. The jurors were tasked with selecting the finest works from a pool of 176 applicants and 477 pieces.
On view through Jan. 11, 2015.