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MUSEUM DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground 1441 West Alabama | 713.529.4755 | www.hcponline.com HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT United by Hand 4848 Main St. | 713.529.4848 | www.crafthouston.org HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON A Celebration of Survival 5401 Caroline St. | 713.942.8000 | www.hmh.org Houston Center for Photography presents Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, opening on March 3 and on display through May 7, 2017, speaking to the historical ideals of landscape photography. By manipulating the landscape in different ways, the artists in this exhibition leave behind traces of themselves and emphasize the importance of self-representation. The show highlights the photographs of Christa Blackwood (Austin, TX), Susi Brister (Dallas, TX), Jennifer Crane (Saskatoon, SK), Ellie Davies (Wareham, UK), Naima Green(Brooklyn, NY) and Laura Plageman (Oakland, CA). Through May 28, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Dietz and Ehren Tool, a program-driven exhibition led by three artists-veterans working in fiber, wood and clay. Drew Cameron, Alicia Dietz and Ehren Tool use craft as part of their own healing, and, through their artistic practices, continue to serve their country by promoting peace and giving a voice to veterans. Through both the works on view in the galleries and a series of craft-based programs, United by Hand pays tribute to U.S. veterans and aims to create neutral ground, raising critical awareness about the history and current state of war culture in the United States. An immersive exhibition designed to honor the heroes, victims and survivors of the Holocaust, A Celebration of Survival by Barbara Hines masterfully addresses the Holocaust framed in a message of redemption and forgiveness. On view at Holocaust Museum Houston through May 30, A Celebration of Survival inspires visitors to focus on what “could be” rather than the horrors of the past. “Barbara Hines is known for using art as a way to bring understanding and peace into the world,” said Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “Her work is breathtaking with its incorporation of different light, colors, sounds, textures and interactive technology that stimulates all of one’s senses to contemplate her message.” 36 LOCAL | march 17