The Houston Center for Photography will host an open house of its new Learning Center along with its annual Summer Print Sale on July 29 from 11 to 5. If you're in the Houston area, the sale is a great way to peruse work by talented fine art photographers (shamelessly self-serving, but also true) with the artists on the premises to offer a personal connection.
HCP's Learning Center will be a hub for expanded outreach and educational opportunities both for amateur photographers and kids. A press release earlier this year made their goals for the expanded space clear:
This new facility will play host to an expanded version of the workshops, critiques, and lectures HCP already offers the public. The Learning Center will be home to three areas of focus: a room for critiques, lectures, and meetings; a digital lab with 9 computers where students can take classes with instruction in photography and video, and can print their work; and a library housing over 2,000 volumes of books and periodicals related to art and photography.This year's participants in the Summer Print Sale include Mark Bagge, Marguerite Baldwin, Chuy Benitez, Joel Berry, Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Craig Bunch, Virginia Camfield, Jordan Foley, Tom Kilty, Frazier King, Thomas Lang, Cynthia Leigh-Nussenblatt, Dora Leticia, Bernard Levy, Austin Miller, David McClain, Jennifer McNichols, Alexandra Nemeth, Nhan Nguyen, Kristy Peet, Lazlo Perlaky, Jared Quarnstrom, Royce Ann Sline, Louis Smith, Robert Warren, William Winkler, Dorothy Wong, Vladislav Yushakov, Colin Zelt, and members of the Houston Photographic Society.
The Learning Center will also have a small exhibition space for students to curate as well as show their work in progress. The facility will also serve as the base for HCP’s outreach programs it offers to the community.