Art Encounters | “Woven Textiles”

Art Encounters

May 16, 2024
Looking for a new art experience? Art Encounters programs, led by artists and inspired by art at the MFAH, focus on creating community. The way you participate is up to you! Take an active role, or simply observe. Open to all ages. Supplies are provided.

This Art Encounters session invites you to work alongside artist Chelsea Clarke to explore the world of woven textiles, with inspiration from Guiliana di Camerino’s Panel, on view in the Beck Building. Collaborate on making a loom, and practice weaving techniques used to create textiles with a variety of colored yarn.

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About the Artist
Chelsea Clarke completed her MFA at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she investigated the intersection of print and fiber. Her work centers around themes of perceived contradiction, seeking comfort, and living in a state of recovery. She received her undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also finished a post-Baccalaureate in nonprofit management with the goal of one day founding a radically accessible artist residency. Clarke lives in her home state of Texas and works at the University of Houston in the Arts and Technology Center.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from H-E-B; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Sempra Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the CFP Foundation; Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Medha and Shashank Karve; Virginia and Ira Jackson; Jesse H. Jones II; the CFP Foundation; the Favrot Fund; gifts in memory of John Wynne; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

On Thursdays, admission to the MFAH Permanent Collections is free, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc.


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