Ike’s Silver Lining

Ike has a silver lining. The people at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft heard ( from Carolyn Dahl…thanks Carolyn!!!) I lost my studios  in Hurricane Ike. When they had an Artist in Residence who had to cancel their residency they offered me it to me!

My Artist Residency at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft starts Oct 15 thru to end of Dec ( I think) . It is located at 4848 Main Street in the Museum District, 2 blocks south of Hwy. 59, the 11,350 square foot building offers over 3,000 square feet of museum quality exhibition space, nearly 1,000 square feet of retail space, and six artist studios. I plan to work 10-5 Tues-Thurs and random hours Fri thru Sun (anyone can call me if you want to be sure I am there when you want to come…832 385 8100 or email me kim@kimritter.com )

I am madly trying to get my supplies together to move in on Friday

Here is a link to their website http://www.crafthouston.org/

About the HCCC Residency Program
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to presenting the dynamic world of contemporary craft to the Houston community. The Artist in Residence program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public.  The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood. Artists selected for the program will receive a 200 sq. ft. studio and a monthly stipend The studios are equipped with sinks, telephones and internet DSL access.  Artists are selected based on the quality of their creative work, the ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.

     In addition to a studio space and stipend, participating artists will have access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching opportunities at HCCC, representation in the Asher Gallery and collaborative opportunities with other Artists in Residence.  To support artistic development, the program also offers additional opportunities such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting exhibition artists.

Have a great day, drive an art car!
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2 Responses to “Ike’s Silver Lining”

  1. Kay Cox Says:

    Kim, that is awesome! Great opportunity and good exposure. Bless Carolyn’s heart! You deserve a break!

  2. Tony Says:

    Hi Kim,
    So glad to hear about the studio space, I know you are going to produce some fantastic work. I can already imagine the influences of your personal challenges of the last few weeks finding their way into new art.

    Good luck and all the best as usual.