Chris Silkwood, a resident of the Heights and active member of the Houston Heights Association, will be displaying her mosaic art at Design Within Reach this Thursday, September 24th. Silkwood’s art, including some of her most recent work, will be showcased, along with mosaic pieces of other local artists. Tabletop and shelving mosaic art pieces will be the focus of the event. The reception will be held in DWR’s Studio at 4066 Westheimer from 6 to 9 with wine and cheese to be served.
Silkwood has been creating mosaic pieces for over a decade now. Unlike some artists, who switch between mediums, Silkwood has dedicated herself strictly to creating mosaics. Mosaics is a unique artform not used by many artists. Silkwood acknowledges that it is extremely physical and time consuming. That being said, she seriously enjoys her craft and appreciates the versatility of mosaic art, in that it can work in many different settings and naturally complements other art styles.
Silkwood’s passion for mosaic art was birthed about twelve years ago while living in Australia. It is there where she was able to study at ArtBusters, a distinguished mosaic studio in Brisbane. She was able to learn from and develop her skills alongside the many talented artists of the studio. Silkwood later expanded upon her ArtBusters experience when she had the honor of taking a summer course at the renowned Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy. She has taken the expertise acquired from her formal training and added her own creative flair that has made her work uniquely distinct. It is this rare combination of inventiveness, originality and flawless technique that has led to her work being displayed in businesses and homes all across the country.
Design Within Reach (DWR) is located within the Highland Village Shopping Center. Their Studio, the largest in Texas, not only leaves ample room for displaying a vast amount of furnishings, but allows them to do so in an original and appealing way as well. DWR is a place to find simple, crisp modern work from designers such as Saarinen, Eames and Bertoia. DWR’s brilliant minimalist designs include the newest available, those that date back to the middle of the 20th century, and everything in between. A place with such impeccable taste for design and craftsmanship is a natural fit for a showing of Silkwood’s mosaics. We invite anyone with even a slight interest in the arts to come out and enjoy a special evening of art appreciation in a unique and wonderful environment.This entry was posted in Recognize, Rediscover
- Chris Silkwood
- Design Within Reach
- Heights Homeowners Association
- Highland Village
- mosaic art
- Mosaic Art School