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Gallery Crawl 2011 was cool!

Due to the typically hot and humid Houston summers, a few members of HPS decided to beat the heat by attending a couple of photography indoor exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) and afterwards lunched at Café Express in the basement of the museum. 

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Afterwards, they made their way to the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) where Jason Dibley, exhibition coordinator, provided them with a personal tour. Dibly explained the process of selection for the presented prints and highlighted some of his favorite works.

Nathalie Brouard, HPS activities coordinator, commented that Bernie Levy entertained fellow members with his own comments while reading the artist statements. Brouard would advise members who are preparing their artist statement for the upcoming October HPS portfolio review to see this exhibition and look at those from the 17 artists in this exhibition. They served as good models for artist statements.

HPS member Dee Zunker also shared some photos from yesterday’s outing. You can view them on her website.

Future HPS outings will be posted soon as they are formalized.

July 23 — “Gallery Crawl” outing

Houston’s summers can be stifling and make photography outings rather uncomfortable. Therefore, we’ll go look at photos instead of taking photos this month!

The gallery crawl will have several stops:

Stop 1: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

We will meet at 10 a.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) at the ticket desk of the Beck Building, 5601 Main Street, for a visit of the "Helmut Newton: White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes" exhibition.

Entry Fee: Adult $10 or Members for $7

Two other photography exhibitions at MFAH are also on display:

Stop 2: Lunch break at MFAH

We’ll dine in the basement of MFAH at Café Express, which has a diverse range of sandwiches, salads, pasta and other dishes.

Stop 3: Houston Center for Photography

Around 1:30-2 p.m., we’ll take a short drive to the Houston Center for Photography where we will meet with Exhibitions Coordinator Jason Dibley. He’ll give us a tour of their current exhibition, "29th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition." 

Free Admission

Stop 4: The Menil Collection

We will then take a short walk over to the Menil Collection where the exhibition "The Whole World Was Watching: Civil Rights-Era Photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil" is on display.

Free Admission

So, come join us! It’ll be great comraderie, an educational experience and an overall good time!

~ Nathalie Brouard, HPS Activities Coordinator

HPS club outing – Art Car Parade

HPS members will meet up this Sunday, May 22nd to photograph Houston’s annual Art Car Parade.

If you’ve not been to one of these before, it’s a “must experience.” Not only will there be fanastically whimsical automobiles, but the people watching and artistic expressions are not to be missed.

The parade technically begins at 1 p.m. but the cars line up beginning 9 a.m. Thus, we will meet between 9:30–10 a.m. at the corner of Allen Pkwy. and Gillette St.

To add additional interest and challenge, we will be having a scavenger hunt as well, where HPS activities coordinator Nathalie Brouard will distribute a list of target items to photograph at the meeting point.

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parade route

Photo Outing – Galveston Island

Sunday, April 17, 2011 beginning at 9 a.m.

Join HPS members on a photowalk in various locations on Galveston Island. The plan is to meet at 9 a.m. at Saengerfest Park located on the corner of Tremont St (23rd St) and Strand St (Avenue B) and photograph around that historic area in the morning.

Then, we’ll meet up for lunch at a local restaurant (TBD).

Afterwards, we have several options for continued photography: historical district houses, Elissa (sailing ship), beaches, etc.

Join for a part of the day or stay the whole time. For more information including map and contact info, please download the PDF »

WWII reenactment photo opportunity

Photo courtesy of the Museum of the American GI

The Museum of the American G.I. will be having its annual open house on Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19, on their property just south of Santa’s Wonderland in College Station, Texas.

On Saturday, March 18 beginning 2 p.m., there will be a WWII battle re-enactment with foot soldiers and a lot of military equipment, representing both the Allied and Axis powers. Included will be General Patton’s headquarters van, WWII and Vietnam era military vehicles.

Authenticiy is priority one and you should be able to capture great photos as if you were at the battles during WWII.

Admission is a $5 donation and there is free parking. Arrive early as it is certainly going to be a full house. You can also park at Santa’s Village and there will be free transportation to the museum grounds. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, you can call 979-777-2820 or 979-739-4037. The address is 19124 Hwy 6, College Station, Texas.

While this is not an organized HPS outing, if anyone is interested in going and wouldn’t mind organizing a meet-up location, please e-mail the group or the HPS President for assistance with distributing information to the group.

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