The weather is cooling down (well, theoretically) and the calendar is heating up! Here are McCord Works events for September.
Saturday, September 4
First Saturday Arts Market
6-10 pm, with live entertainment
548 W 19th Street in the Heights
Houston TX 77008
First Saturday Arts Market is Houston’s longest running monthly outdoor fine arts event. Featuring local and regional artists whose offerings include original paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, wood and metal arts, ceramics and fiber arts.
Patrons visiting this mini-art festival for the first time are struck by the diversity of the art. Strolling through the glowing white canopies you may find pirate booty in the form of steampunk jewelry or an intricately woven sculpture made completely out of copper wire. Aromas of peppermint or lavender will lead you to a soap vendor with an artsy array of bars followed by tiny lace doilies, encircled in sterling silver forming the most amazing earrings!
The Gallery Show is an annual juried competition open exclusively to HAFA members. The art selected represents the best new work created by members and reflects a diversity of materials, techniques and styles. The show is exhibited in a gallery in the greater Houston area, providing an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of fiber as an art form. This year’s exhibit, juried by Liz Axford, is at 18 Hands Gallery, on 19th Street in the Heights.
There is an opening reception on Friday, September 18, 6-9 pm.
Weaving and Beyond: Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Annual Sale
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston TX 77002
At its annual sale, CHH Guild members offer beautiful and functional hand-woven, hand-spun, hand-felted works of fine craft: fashions, linens, tapestries, baskets, jewelry, baby items, toys, gifts and decorations. CHH members use the finest materials from silk, wool and cotton to tencel, bamboo, wire and willow. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is a special partner and supporter of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Annual Sale. HCCC is worth a visit whether we are having a sale or not! 2007 was our first time at this venue and the work of the guild was enhanced by the setting.
The website is all new and spiffy, and you can always check my Facebook and Flickr sites. New photos of silk thread jewelry are going up daily, and there should be new items up for sale at 1000 Markets very soon! Aaaaaand you can find me in retail galleries in three cities in Texas!