RESIDENT ARTISTS’ SLIDE JAM
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Madison Creech, “Blowing in the Wind.” Digitally printed and quilted cotton, mylar. Carolyn Watkins, “Bud Vase.” Stoneware, glaze, slip. René Henry, “Post Apocalyptic Industrial Bracelets and Rings.” Steel, resin, vegan leather. Photos courtesy the artists.
Please join HCCC for a slide jam by current and alumni resident artists, Madison Creech (fiber), Carolyn Watkins (Clay), and René Lee Henry (Metal). Learn about the exciting work these artists created during the course of their residencies at HCCC, and hear about their future plans. Each artist will present images and discuss her work for approximately 5-15 minutes, followed by a five-minute Q & A session.
About the Artist Talk
Madison Creech’s research involves the parallels between bird migration and her own story of navigating and deciphering what is familiar and what is unfamiliar. Something happens when humans encounter an animal; this exchange cannot be translated into human knowing without distortion or loss. In her art practice, Madison is constantly searching for tools and symbols to illustrate and challenge the fragmented and confusing relationship between animal and human.
Carolyn Watkins works primarily in hand-built ceramics. Clay is her chosen medium because she is drawn to the archival nature of ceramics and is fascinated by its ubiquity in people’s lives as an interface with the physical environment. Her forms are inspired by the human form and by historical ceramic vessels.
René Lee Henry is co-founder of VAR Collective; a group of makers that exchange ideas as well as creating and promoting group projects and exhibitions in San Diego. Her individual work has been selected for exhibitions across the United States, published in Showcase 500 Art Necklaces by Lark publishing; and was the recipient of San Diego State University Student Exhibition President’s Award.
To learn more about the Artist Residency Program, please visit http://www.crafthouston.org/artists/residents/.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Masks are currently optional for vaccinated guests. See the full policy at https://crafthouston.org/visit/response-to-covid-19/
- The event is free and open to the public.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.
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