Arts Prints and housewares 

“Simple forms, truth to materials, and the use of nature as the source of pattern”

Stonemetal Press, 1420 S. Alamo, has an invitational prints exhibit featuring artists from the Netherlands and Mexico through January 22. The show consists of artists’ books, dynamic prints, and handmade paper. A special postcard exchange among artists has also been arranged.

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A chair designed by Harold Wood on display at the McNay.

The McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels, is hosting the combined efforts of Harold Wood and Hector Miller through February 5. Though the two do not share a continent—Wood hails from San Antonio, and Miller resides in England—their mutual respect for each other’s work and prior collaborations breach that distance.

For his portion of the exhibit, entitled “A Room of His Own,” Wood has created a dining room complete with hand-crafted furniture, various objects, and paintings. Museum-goers can walk through and peruse the room, taking in the nuances of home and creation.

Miller, with Fusion Silver, has created finely crafted silver objects set in cases designed and constructed by Harold Wood.

In their dual exploration of the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement, which, according to the Arts and Crafts Museum, was based on “simple forms, truth to materials, and the use of nature as the source of pattern,” both artists have paid acute attention to detail. As Lyle Williams, McNay curator, said of the exhibit, “There is an amazing exploration of detail and finish.”

Francesca Camillo


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