Arthouse Texas Prize

Moorhead makes good

Belated congratulations to Katrina Moorhead, the Ireland native and naturalized Texan who was awarded the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize at the organization's Champagne, Caviar, Hog & Hominy party at Stubb's on Friday, Nov. 2. Art critic Dave Hickey gave the Houston resident the award, which comes with a check for $30,000, making it one of the country's largest art prizes. Like fellow finalists Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Justin Boyd, Margarita Cabrera, and Bill Davenport, Moorhead created work specifically for an exhibit of finalists' art at Arthouse's Jones Center. Her handcrafted boxes of spent fireworks and strings of unexploded fireworks using papier mâché, archival paper, and silver leaf were cited by the prize jury as expressive of Moorhead's "exceptional ability to create objects resonant with individual and universal meaning. The clarity and complexity of the artist's vision, as well as her distinctly personal touch, evident in the handcrafted quality of her objects, are among the qualities that informed our decision to award Moorhead the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize." For more information, visit www.arthousetexas.org.

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