The LEAP Center has been productively working with Mark Burns for three years, and today we continued that partnership by promoting Burns’s “Grand Canyon Photographs: 1919-Celebrating the Centennial-2019” exhibit on KSAM and KHVL.
The exhibit is a partnership between the LEAP Center and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the opening reception will be held in the Museum’s Walker Education Center gallery.
The on-air promotion began on KSAM’s Morning Show with Steve Rixx, and Mike Yawn, Mark Burns, and Maggie Denena shared their perspective on the exhibit.
The promotion continued when Larry Crippen had a chance to ask Mark Burns a few questions about the exhibit.
And it continued with Burns, Yawn, and Denena again sharing perspectives on KHVL with Bryan Reeder. While Maggie hasn’t been part of the entire three-year project, she has been as active as any other student in the project. She was hired with funds provided by the EURECA Center (a FAST Grant) and has been able to travel to ten different National Parks, learning about photography and the environment, and exploring a large portion of the United States.
“This project allowed me to visit my first National Park, which was the Grand Canyon. That was just a year ago, and now I’ve had the chance to visit my first ten National Parks. It’s been very exciting, I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to see Mark’s photograph process, from the scouting, to the set-up, to finding just the right weather conditions. It’s rare to find a fun and educational project, but this has definitely been just such a project.”
The “Grand Canyon Photographs” exhibit opened on Tuesday, June 11, but the opening reception is tonight at the Walker Education Center from 5:30-7:00pm, with remarks at 6:00pm.