The Front Row, Monday, 07/27/2009

Writer Amanda Eyre Ward speaks by phone from her home in Austin with Houston Public Radio's Catherine Lu.ξξ Ms. Ward's three earlier books have all been novels; her first collection of short fiction, Love Stories in This Town, is newly-published in paperback by Ballantine. Listen Download

At the opening reception for the new exhibition, Unknitting: Challenging Textile Traditions, at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,ξKUHF's Meghan Hendley speaks withξthe show's curator, Kate Bonansinga, Assistant Professor of Art and Director of the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso and with London-based performance artist, Rachel Gomme, whose contribution to the exhibition was to knit -- in the gallery — a piece that looks like a painting by Mark Rothko. Unknitting is on display through mid-September at the HCCC. Listen Download

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