2007 PictureThis! exhibition
PictureThis! is a collaborative venture with The Children´s Hospital at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston that results in an exhibition of the students´ work in the HCP gallery.
Since 2002, PictureThis! has successfully integrated photography into the Children´s Hospital´s art curriculum. HCP annually hosts an eight-week program at the hospital, as well as a weekend workshop at Camp A.O.K., a summer place run by the Cancer Clinic for patients in Magnolia, Texas. Students range from ages 6 — 16 years old.
"Through PictureThis!, patients were given the chance to express what they find worthwhile, meaningful, allowing them to look at their surroundings through a different perspective. The children developed a boost of self-esteem, which not only made them want to create and work more, but benefited them in terms of their treatment, leaving them in a cheerful, happy mood. Speaking for my child, PictureThis! was an incredibly wonderful experience." — Parent of a 2007 PictureThis! patient
On view at HCP are selections from this year´s projects, including a Polaroid alphabet scavenger hunt, Projected Drawing Project, and Photogram project.
This project is supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.