Opening reception: Friday September 19 from 6-8pm (re-scheduled from Sept 12)
Closing reception and Annual Print Sale: Saturday, November 1 from 4-8pm
Learning Curve 2 is a selection of work by HCP´s teachers and students from the past year. The exhibition highlights the various educational programs that HCP offers through its Learning Center from digital to alternative processes.
HCP offers over 250 workshops and classes a year ranging in skill level and medium reaching over 450 lifelong learners. The teachers that teach these photography workshops are local professional photographers and artists that are able to share their knowledge with the Houston community. In addition to the staff of teachers from Houston, HCP also hosts classes taught by visiting artists from across the nation such as Mark and France Scully Osterman, Keith Carter, and Dan Burkholder. With all the teachers HCP is able to offer something to students of all levels and photographic experiences.
Students that had taken a class between September 2007 — July 2008 were invited to submit work they have made in the past year to showcase their experience in an HCP class. The student work was juried by HCP´s Education Coordinator Rachel Hewlett and HCP´s Executive Director and Curator Madeline Yale.
HCP´s Learning Center just celebrated its two year anniversary allowing the educational programming to grow exponentially during that time. The Learning Center enables HCP to offer a well-rounded experience in photography from camera and technique classes in the Critique Room to Photoshop and printing courses in the Digital Darkroom to photo history in the John Cleary Library.