Sunday, November 4, 2007

Art with Fiber - on exhibit at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Earlier this week in Houston, I visited the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. I saw quite a few pieces of art that had fiber as a main element in it.

The show, Women's Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers, is open though January 20, 2008. One of the artists, Esther Knobel, displayed many pieces for jewelry, but of note were those that were created with nickel silver and fabric, knitted enameled copper, and also one with nickel silver with hot peppers.

Also in the show was, Deganit Stern Schocken, who displayed many pieces, including some with silver and silk, and nickel silver, stainless steel, paper, silver and shell. I tried to find a good website with visuals of her work but have had no luck. Sorry.

In the store was "Breadth of Ten Thousand Leaves II", a very nice (huge) kimono created with paper that had iron-on text and had cigarette size holes burnt in it, created by Lisa Qualls (her website should be ready in early November) from Houston, Texas.

An Artist In Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Greg Rubio, is creating really interesting hand stitched functional archery targets. I can't find any easily accessible images of his work on the web, but I highly encourage you to go to, and type "Greg Rubio" in the site's search. You won't be disappointed.