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Open Studio and Closing Reception | Soft Space

Kick off the end of artist Eepi Chaad’s CAMHLAB residency at Montrose Collective and view her project, Soft Space, in its final state.

An evolving fiber installation that celebrates the soft surfaces associated with the home, Soft Space provides a safe and welcoming space for visitors to create, heal, and connect with one another through a communal project.

Location and Accessibility

Montrose Collective
888 Westheimer Rd #159
Houston, Texas 77006


11AM–5PM | Open Studio
5–7PM | Closing Reception

From 11AM–5PM, the gallery will be open for visitors to physically explore the space and create small textile contributions to the installation. Following open studio, there will be a closing celebration of Soft Space from 5–7PM with remarks and a Q&A with the artist.

About the Artist

Eepi Chaad is a practicing multidisciplinary artist, advocate, and environmentalist who tells stories using textiles, fibers, metals, places, and people. Chaad’s work studies humanity’s evolving relationship to both natural and built environments. She believes art is for every community and creativity is in every human.

Chaad was selected as one of the first resident artists for the City of Houston by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs while working with an eco-art coastal preservation non-profit in Galveston, Texas. After taking a sabbatical for the residency with the City, Chaad took her current role as Director of Community Engagement at Art League Houston. Additionally, she currently serves as part of the team of facilitators for the Artist INC Houston program, on the board of PrintMatters, and on committees with the Houston Museum Educators Roundtable and Arts Connect Houston.


CAMHLAB is an ongoing artist-in-residence initiative that gives the Museum to artists and supports them working within, and in partnership with, CAMH to develop new work and ideas. Through both short-term residencies and long-term collaborations with artists, CAMHLAB offers critical and early-stage direct support of artists’ process and production of new work. CAMHLAB residencies seek to directly connect artists and audiences through unexpected and unforgettable experiences of contemporary art. Learn more about the program here.