Hands-On Houston: Sign Painting

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

This month, please join HCCC to explore the art of sign painting, inspired by the current exhibition, For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America. Explore the exhibition, and discover how sign painters use their craft to communicate messages and ideas to their communities. Try your hand at painting your own hand-lettered sign, drawing from your …

Live Sign Painting by Norma Jeanne Maloney

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC in the Main Gallery to watch Norma Jeanne Maloney create original signs for For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America during public hours! October 13 – 14, 10 AM – 5 PM October 15, 12 – 5 PM Norma Jeanne Maloney has been working for 30 years as a sign painter and …

Sign Painters Film Screening, Q & A, & Book Signing

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC for a film screening of "Sign Painters" (2013, 81 minutes), the documentary that inspired a book of the same title and the current exhibition, "For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America." A Q & A will follow the screening with co-curators and directors, Sam Macon and Faythe Levine, along with featured sign …

Asher Gallery Sip & Shop

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join us for our Fall Sip & Shop in Asher Gallery! Enjoy complimentary bites and drinks as you shop some of our favorite seasonal jewelry and home decor. HCCC members save 10%!

Craft Social on Third Thursdays: Hand Lettering 101

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for Craft Social, a night of making and exploring contemporary craft over conversation and refreshments. This month, we will investigate hand lettering in conjunction with the current exhibition, For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America. Practice your lettering basics and perfect the art of mixing fonts with artist Lauren …

Hands-On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber!

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join us for our seventh annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates fiber with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists, and more! - Learn about various techniques for working with fiber - Have …

Hands-On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber!

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join us for our seventh annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates fiber with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists, and more! - Learn about various techniques for working with fiber - Have …

Asher Holiday Soiree & Trunk Show with Mariquita Masterson

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Asher Gallery for a special holiday soiree and trunk show with celebrated Houston jeweler, Mariquita Masterson. Indulge in good cheer, bubbly, and sweets, while you mingle with Mariquita and shop an extended selection of her jewelry–including rings, necklaces, earrings, and cuff links. What better way to find fabulous and unique holiday gifts for your …

Asher Holiday Soiree & Trunk Show with Mariquita Masterson

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Asher Gallery for a special holiday soiree and trunk show with celebrated Houston jeweler, Mariquita Masterson. Indulge in good cheer, bubbly, and sweets, while you mingle with Mariquita and shop an extended selection of her jewelry–including rings, necklaces, earrings, and cuff links. What better way to find fabulous and unique holiday gifts for your …

HCCC Members-Only Exhibition Tour at CAMH

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC for a members-only tour of Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Beginning with an introduction from CAMH Education and Public Programs Director Felice Cleveland, the evening will include an in-depth look at this incredible exhibition of ceramic sculpture and offer members an opportunity to see craft …

Museum District Members’ Sale in Asher Gallery

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Are you a member of any of the 19 Museum District museums? If so, you can save 20% in Asher Gallery and up to 20% at any of the participating museum gift shops during this special sale for members.

Craft Social on Third Thursdays: It’s a Wrap!

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for Craft Social, a night of making and exploring contemporary craft over conversation and refreshments. This month, we’ll investigate the art of wrapping paper, just in time for the holiday season! Take inspiration from the works of art in the galleries, and learn how to carve your own stamp …

Artist Talks: Molly Koehn, Hannah Oatman, Angel Oloshove

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

HCCC is pleased to present Resident Artist Talks by Molly Koehn, Hannah Oatman, Angel Oloshove and Liz Robb, as part of our Saturday Salon Series. Discover the artistic process of working craft artists at this afternoon event. Learn about the artists’ works of art, influences, processes, and materials. After the talks, explore the artists’ studios, …

Live Sign Painting by Cayetano Valenzuela of Black Rabbit Studio

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC in the Main Gallery to watch Cayetano Valenzuela of Black Rabbit Studio create original signs for For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America during public hours! November 29 – December 2, 10 AM – 5 PM December 3, 12 – 5 PM Cayetano Valenzuela (Black Rabbit Studio) was born in Houston, Texas, …

Museum District Employee & Volunteer Sale in Asher Gallery

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Are you an employee or volunteer of any of the 19 Museum District museums? If so, you can save 20% in Asher Gallery and up to 20% at participating museum gift shops during this special sale for employees and volunteers.

Hands-On Houston: ECO Printing

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

This month, please join current resident artist Molly Koehn to make your own eco print using natural materials. Discover how to use flowers, roots, and leaves from the HCCC Craft Garden and natural dyes to design and dye your patterns. Play with color, scale, and pattern in your prints. In her artistic practice, Molly addresses …

Live Sign Painting by Ken Davis

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC in the Main Gallery to watch Ken Davis create original signs for For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America during public hours! December 13 – 15, 10 AM – 5 PM Ken Davis grew up in the East San Francisco Bay. He was influenced at a very early age by his grandmother …

HCCC Members’ Sale + Sip & Shop in Asher Gallery

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Asher Gallery for a members-only sale all weekend and a festive holiday Sip & Shop on Saturday, December 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Sip and snack on delicious holiday treats while you shop! HCCC Members receive 20 % off their purchase. Not a member? Join here https://www.crafthouston.org/support/membership/.

Master Workshop: Modern Calligraphy with Meredith Allison

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Discover the basics of modern calligraphy in this introductory workshop with Houston calligrapher Meredith Allison. Inspired by our current exhibition, For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America, the workshop will explore the world of pointed-pen calligraphy. Just as the sign painters in the exhibition have developed and perfected their own hand-lettering techniques through years of …

Craft Social on Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for Craft Social, a night of making and exploring contemporary craft over conversation and refreshments. This month, we will explore the winter solstice, the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. The winter solstice is celebrated by many cultures around the world …

Hands-On Houston: Magnificent Masks

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

This month, join HCCC as we create weird and wonderful masks, inspired by our current exhibition, Head Gear. Masks are a way to explore different identities and transport ourselves to unfamiliar, wild places. Use your imagination, and transform yourself into a bird, a beast, or other fantastic creature using cardboard and paint. Discover the many …

Last Look at Fall Exhibitions

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC for a last look at our fall exhibitions, For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting In America, Storyline: The Contemporary Quilt and Head Gear. Check out the completed signs in For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America, an exhibition that explores the rich history and current renaissance of hand-lettered signs in the United States. …

Cups for Y’all Pop-Up Sale

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC and Asher Gallery for a pop-up cup sale in the Front Gallery. The sale will feature a wide variety of cups and mugs made by celebrated ceramic artists from all over the country. In addition to saving 10% on their purchase, HCCC Members will get first dibs on their favorite cups at …

Craft Social on Third Thursdays: Makeover!

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for Craft Social, a night of making and exploring contemporary craft over conversation and refreshments. With the current exhibition, Head Gear, as our inspiration, this event will explore the transformative properties of makeup. Discover how Houston makeup artist Sarah Ali, of Chamak Cosmetics, uses cosmetics and tools to transform …

Light Charmer” Opening Reception

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St, Houston, TX, United States

Please join HCCC for the opening of Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action in the Main and Front Galleries. From 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Lily Reeves will be performing Methods of Healing for visitors to experience, and, at 7:00 PM, James Akers and Lily Reeves will perform their Neon Sword Fight. The evening will …