Flash Drive

Flash Drive original concept art

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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

In spring 2014, HCP purchased an out-of-service ambulance with the hope of taking its community education programs on the road.​The exterior of the ambulance was transformed into a camera and premiered during the National Global Alliance for the Arts and Health Conference held in Houston, April 2014. It made its public debut during the Houston Art Car Parade in May 2014.

HCP has finally completed the process of converting the ambulance into the Flash Drive, a Mobile Photography Education Unit, featuring a working camera obscura; an optical device developed in the 9th and 10th century first used by artists and architects to capture images of their environments. From Light to Image: The Flash Drive is a workshop offered to Houston ISD students through HCP’s partnership with the Arts Access Initiative. During this one-time visit, students learn about the science of the camera obscura and how optics, photography, and history intersect.

The Flash Drive allows HCP’s A.C.E.programs to reach new audiences by offering programs at various locations, including schools and community centers. This mobile learning center permits instructors to conduct in-depth, technology-based arts instruction throughout the greater Houston area.