"The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute," "Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona," "Funnel Tunnel," "São Paulo 2013," "SPRAWL"
Work by 50 artists from around the world is on display in Fine Focus 06, showing the incredible range and diversity of the art-quilt movement. Rice Bowl and Bird by Terry Grant is a literal interpretation; a small bird is perched on a rice bowl, chopsticks nearby. While each of the materials used in Rice Bowl is a different pattern, its really the textures created by Grants stitching that give the piece its depth. Last Magnolias by Linda Colsh is more symbolic; its a magnolia flower outlined over a patchwork of colors and patterns, including upside-down trees, their leafless branches becoming roots. Judy B. Dales and Kim Ritter curated Fine Focus 06 with Carolyn Dahl as guest juror. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through December 30. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main. For information, call 713-529-4848 or visit www.craft-houston.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 30. Continues through Dec. 30, 2007