We arrived too late on Tuesday evening to go to the Awards Ceremony, due to travel complications, so we opted to go to a nice restaurant for dinner. The next day, Wednesday, we had the whole day free until 5PM when we could get in the show early for Preview Night. We decided to take advantage of the fabulous museums that are available in the city. Our first stop was the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where they were having CraftTexas, a juried show that had so many interesting pieces. I show just a few below.
|Grid Overflow by Lauren Salazar made of handwoven cotton.|
|I Belong, Mixed Media weaving by Doert Weber|
|Teapot in a Tempest by Edward Lane McCartney, Patinated Bronze|
Can you see the teapot?
I did manage to help out the Texas economy by purchasing a charming copper enameled pin and a small wire sculpture.
There were also five young Artists in Residence with open studios. They were all extremely talented and engaging. I wish I had taken pictures of some of their work, but we were so busy talking and reveling in their work that I forgot.
We had just enough time to walk the several blocks to the Fine Art Museum to have lunch at their very nice cafeteria, and peruse their gift shop. They were having a wonderful Monet exhibit, but we ran out of time. We taxied back to the Convention Center for Preview Night. Come back tomorrow and I'll show some pictures from the show.