Gathering of the Guilds

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 AT 10:00 AM

 HMAG will be participating in this years Gathering of the Guilds, a part of the Houston Museum District Day.

 In our upcoming meeting, The Board will be discussing a plan for a table demonstration to present during the event. If you would like to help out at our table by volunteering you can email HMAG President Mary Jarvis at

 This is an annual opportunity for our guild to network with other local craft guilds, community supporters, and museum district institutions. Even if you cannot volunteer, please bring your friends and family out for a day of the arts, science, and culture!

See you there!

Participating Guilds:

Clear Lake Basket Weavers Guild

 Contemporary Handweavers of Houston

Gulf Coast Woodturners Association

Houston Area Blacksmiths Association

Houston Area Fiber Artists

Houston Calligraphy Guild

Houston Metal Arts Guild

Houston Polymer Clay Guild

MOSAICO – Society of Houston Mosaic Artists

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston

Texas Association of Original Doll Artists

Woodworkers Club of Houston




Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Glassell School of Art, Room 211
5101 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006 (Map)


How does an artist shift the scale of her work, from making jewelry for the body to creating large-scale installations? More importantly, what implications does this have for the work? What connections remain between the body and the installation?

Join artists and metalsmiths Julia Barello and Beverly Penn, along with Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor at the University of Houston in Contemporary Art & Critical Studies, and Clint Willour, Curator of Galveston Arts Center, for a lively discussion about these topics, inspired by the artists’ two-person exhibition, Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello & Beverly Penn, at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. (Interstitial Spaces is on view through September 1 in the large gallery.)

The panel discussion is presented by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Glassell School of Art and 

The Houston Metal Arts Guild.


The Glassell School of Art offers a Studio School for Adults that offers courses in art history and studio arts and also serves as the art department for the University of St. Thomas.  The Core Program awards residencies to exceptional visual artists and critical writers. The Houston Metal Arts Guild (HMAG) is a vibrant community providing opportunities for inspiration and education of the metal arts. For more information, visit the website at

We hope you can attend this wonderful discussion!