Occasionally, not often enough, I volunteer for the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Whether it's working in the garden, being a gallery attendant, or serving wine at an opening reception, it's always fun. While serving wine at one of the opening exhibit events, I met and fell instantly in like with Kristi Rae Wilson, a current resident artist there.
Once upon a time, Kristi found a Ziploc baggie of fabric remnants. Finding it prompted her to create an entire new body of work, in which she combined the fabric remnants with scrap sterling silver to arrange and fabricate decorative, functional, and completely contemporary jewelry. This most recent body of work is called "Intentions of an Anonymous Quilter."
On the side, Kristi works for Buffalo Exchange, a clothing store that sells new and used fashion, some of which was donated by the store to incorporate into the new jewelry pieces. Last Friday night, Buffalo Exchange hosted a show for Kristi which showcases the re-purposed remnants....which is where I come in....
Kristi asked if I would please serve drinks at the opening reception, which, of course, I was delighted to oblige. If any Houstonians are out and about in the Montrose area, and are interested in seeing the work up close and personal, stop by Buffalo Exchange and take a peek. The show will be up all week.