Saturday, July 18 at 11am
Looscan Neighborhood Library,2510 Willowick,Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
Artist Natasha Hovey will present her Sunday Morning residency at the European Work Center in the Netherlands. Her contemporary sculptural practice explores the human physiology utilizing microscopic imagery that seeks to make sense of her own being at a genetic level. With the use of the metaphor and anatomical imagery Hovey removes the body from its original context allowing a highly complex system to be stripped to its most basic elements. By translating her genetic information in this way she is able to begin to understand the factors associated with genetic diseases.
Natasha Hovey was born and raised in New Hampton, Iowa. In 2011 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and in 2014 she received her Master of Fine Arts at The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Hovey recently exhibited work at the European Work Center in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Glassell School of Art within The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas and the MANA Contemporary in Chicago. Hovey was awarded a project residency at the European Work Center in the Netherlands during the summer of 2014 and is currently an Artist in Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She has been awarded the University Wide Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, the Iowa Center for the Arts Council Award, and The University of Iowa Emerging Artist Scholarship.
DEL HARROW EVENT Sponsored by HCCC and Glassell
Free Harrow Workshop
Friday, July 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ceramics Studio at the Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006. To register, contact Jeff Forster at email@example.com by July 8th.
The workshop will introduce computer aided design and parametric modeling as tools for exploring ceramic form. Participants will explore basic, practical techniques for translating forms from the computer into clay, along side more abstract ideas surrounding the integration of digital tools into ceramic practice and methodology.
Saturday, July 11, 2:00 PM
Freed Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Del Harrow lives and works in Fort Collins, CO, and is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University where he teaches sculpture, digital fabrication and ceramics. He has taught and lectured at Penn State University, Kansas City Art Institute, The University of Colorado, Alfred University, the Harvard University Graduate School for Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Cranbrook Academy of Art among many others. His work has been exhibited recently at The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Denver Art Museum, The Arizona State University Art Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, and Harvey Meadows gallery. He is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO.
Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX
June 4, 2015 — August 29, 2015
In the Front and Main Galleries
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, an exhibition organized by the Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Highlighting the Museum’s extensive holdings in craft objects made from wood, ceramic and fiber, the exhibition provides a national and international perspective on modern andcontemporary craft and the current level of innovation and experimentation in material studies.
Polly Ruhlman received an Honorable Mention at the Glassell Student Show.
Roy Hanscom announces the opening of "The Altered Lid", July 17 - August 29 at DaSilva Gallery in New Haven, CT.
Renee LeBlanc and Thomas Perry submitted bowls that are showing in the exhibition "Working Together: Everyone Eats -- 25 Years of The Empty Bowls Project" on view at the Culinary Arts Museum, Johnson and Wales University, in Providence, RI. The exhibition opened March 24 during the 2015 NCECA conference; it was originally scheduled to close on July 2, but has been extended through August 1. Empty Bowls Houston is represented in the exhibition through stories and posters.
"Visions" an exhibition at the C.G.Jung Center, June 17 through July 18, 2015 will include a new sculpture by Jo Zider from her "Dedicated Bones" series.
Still on view...... The Glassell School of Art Student at 5101 Montrose is still on view till July 17. Works by Alexandra Saunders, Rachel Stephens, Anna Shaver, Vivian Pastor, Polly Ruhlman and Bernadette Levaro were selected for the juried show.
Polly Ruhlman has work in STEAMROLLED V: Everything’s Bigger in Texas, oversized prints from Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints 2015. Juried by Sally Sprout, Williams Tower Gallery director. At the Williams Tower Gallery from June 3 – July 10.Jeff Forster and Mary Aldrichwill be in the CAMEO - Eighth Emerging Artist Show at Lee College, Baytown, Texas. The show runs until August 7th and features professors’/instructors’ work and the work of their students.
Jeff Forster announces a retrospective exhibition looking at his creative research over the course of the past ten years. "A Decade of Decomposition and New Growth" will be housed at Mother Dog Studios in downtown Houston from May 30th-August 15th. Mother Dog Studios is located at 720 Walnut St, Houston Texas. For more information please contact Jeff Forster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glassell Ceramics Department and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft announce the opening of “Ceramics in the Environment” at the HCCC, 4848 Main Street, Houston TX, on till August 29th. Mary Aldrich, Loes Berendschot, Nell Gottlieb, Renee LeBlanc, Michelle Matthews, Kimberly Millspaugh, Polly Ruhlman, Anne Stacey, and Wouter Van Der Tol have created installations for the HCCC garden.
Foelber Pottery Kids Summer Pottery Camps. Do you know a young, budding artist? Two week camps to learn sculpting, the potter's wheel, glazing, and Raku firing. More info here. Located at 706 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX.
Nell Gottlieb is in the VAA 8th Juried Invitational at 1600 Smith Street. Vivian Pastor, Nell Gottlieband Anne Steacy have work in the 2015 Six Pack Show, through July 10 at Live Oak Art Center, 1014 Milam St, Columbus TX (halfway between Austin & Houston).
Calls for Entry:
Archway Gallery SEVENTH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITIONopen call work due July 7-8.DON'T MISS THE LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE ZANESVILLEPRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS!!! Call for Entries Deadline: July 17, 2015 $20,000 Best-of-Show prize plus $10,000 in Additional Prizes!! This Year's Jurors: Garth Johnson, Julia Galloway, Doug Jeck. See www.zanesvilleprize.org for details.
BEST OF TEXAS CLAY Due July 31, 2015 http://www.tpsg.biz/pages/botc.htm ClayHouston Member Showat 18 Hands November 7, 2015. More information to come.