April Program: Creating Contemporary Jewelry in the Bayou City

Rene Lee Henry and Jounha Jung, both current metal Artists in Residence  (AIR) with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,  along with Terry Fromm and Gary Schott, recent AIRs, will present a program for HMAG on April 21, 2016.    The artists will give HMAG members a peek at their work and discuss the impact that the AIR experience has made upon each of them.

 

Rene Lee Henry, "Corrosion," 2012

Rene Lee Henry, “Corrosion,” 2012

Rene Lee Henry hails from San Diego where she has a studio practice making one-of-a-kind and limited production jewelry.   She has been a professional graphic designer for the past nine years, but is striving to shift her primary career to full-time jeweler.  During her tenure as an AIR, Rene will be focusing on new work based upon her fascination of modern day ruins and the “relics” left behind.

Younha Jung, "VDH 108-A," 2013

Younha Jung, “VDH 108-A,” 2013

Originally from South Korea, Younha Jung moved to the United States in 2012 to attend Kent State University, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts degree.  Younha specializes in wearable modern jewelry and is currently working with re-purposed steel and found objects collected from a particular building.  Her goal is to reconfigure these commonplace materials in new and surprising ways.

 

Terry Fromm, "Perfume Bottles," 2015

Terry Fromm, “Perfume Bottles,” 2015

Houstonian and HMAG President,  Terry Fromm was an Artist in Residence this past summer.  As an AIR, Terry continued her ongoing exploration of fluid forms via her jewelry, which she fabricates using anticlastic raising techniques, and with her pewter and enamel metalwork objects.

 

 

“Wearable Playthings” by Gary Schott

 

Gary Schott was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and recently moved to Houston after serving as the Chair of the Metals Department at the Southwest School of Art for seven years. During Gary’s time at HCCC this past fall, he continued with his pursuits of exploring mechanical motion and making humorous and silly objects to interact with.

 

Creating Contemporary Metal in the Bayou City:

Thursday , April 21,2016  6:30-8:15pm

at Charisma Design Studios

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