Opening Reception for Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence and Arline Fisch: Creatures from the Deep

Photo by William Gullette

As part of its 10th anniversary, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents Crafting Live(s), the first alumni exhibition of its Artist Residency Program. This show celebrates the relatively short, yet rich history of the program, which was the motivating force behind the institution’s founding in 2001.

Approximately 35 former artists-in-residence chose to participate in the exhibition, working with guest curator Keelin Burrows, Windgate Charitable Foundation Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. For the show, the former residents were encouraged to create new work reflecting their current creative practices and body of work. Some artists created pieces that reflect upon their experiences as residents at HCCC and others will present objects made in the past two years that are representative of their current method of making.

Works of particular note are Forked Tongue, an “in-the-round” installation of mixed media on paper by Anila Quayyum Agha; Abandoned, a site-specific installation by ceramic artist Jeff Forster; Runners-Up Presidential Plate Series by Darryl Lauster; new works in leather by jewelry artist Masumi Kataoka; and an installation by Tara Conley.

Arline Fisch uses knitting and crocheting techniques to create larger-than-life sea creatures made of wire for her exhibition Creatures from the Deep, transforming the small gallery into a tranquil underwater world, with floating jellyfish of different colors and shapes.



Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Houston, TX 77002


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