CraftHouston got so big they had to change the name now its CraftTexas 2008. The juried exhibition highlights the best in Texas-made contemporary craft, including traditional and cutting-edge work made of clay, wood, fiber, glass and found/recycled materials. Almost 400 pieces were submitted, but only 84 survived the cut. Artist Jane Sauer, who served on the panel of jurors, says CraftTexas 2008 is the strongest body of work that I have ever seen in a regional show truly amazing and outstanding. Among the offerings are Omar Perezs My Shoes Are Killing Me
(an exaggerated high-heeled shoe), Peter Norriss Nkisi Box
(an oak jewelry box covered with rusted iron nails) and Lotus Witts Bandana Biggie Size Flask
(an oversize liquor flask decorated with skulls).
Theres an opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, and a Gallery Walk & Talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main. For information, call 713-529-4848 or visit www.crafthouston.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 24. Continues through Aug. 17, 2008