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Flash Drive at Hotel ZaZa for the Global Alliance for Arts and Health Conference
Celebrating the Flash Drive completion for the Art Car Parade
Flash drive at the Houston Art Car Parade
Staff at the Houston Art Car Parade
Phase 2 of the Flash Drive concept
The idea emerged to make a mobile classroom—something that would allow us to take the curriculum we’ve developed and set education on wheels, driving our programs out of the Museum District to reach Houstonians who do not currently engage in our programming. We have purchased an ambulance to transform into the “Flash Drive”—a mobile photography studio with a mission to inspire and heal through the merger of arts and health. This will function as a portable extension of HCP’s Picture This! program. The Flash Drive will continue this legacy in an even more creative and innovative way by literally bringing arts programs, packaged in a unique yet familiar vehicular format, to our target participants.
“HCP Creates Meaningful Photography Experiences,” aptly describes what we do. The Flash Drive fits this definition very clearly—it creates experiences that will leave a lasting impression on the participant. Arts education continues to be cut in the classroom and is often hard to find in clinics and hospitals. The Flash Drive will fill a creative hole and provide a hands-on, memorable experience for participants. The program will be offered to community centers, senior citizen centers, health care facilities and special cultural events throughout the city. The Flash Drive will be introduced to the health community during the national Global Alliance for Arts and Health Conference being held in Houston April 9–12, 2014, and then to the general public at the Houston Art Car Parade on May 10th, 2014. HCP strives to connect people through photography, providing accessible points of entry to artistic skills and rapidly changing technology. The Flash Drive conveys the culture of Houston Center for Photography—accessible to all, photography based, inclusive, rooted in arts and education.