Ron Schmidt, who supervises the CARE Program for the Columbia Parks and Recreation, asked me to teach a fine-art photography course to the participating art students this past summer. Students are paid to attend the program with a weekly paycheck. They gain valuable work professional work experience in a fine-art setting. The students work with various visiting artists and create artworks to be shown and sold at a gallery show at the end of the program. The money earned at the gallery show is put back into the CARE Program to cover costs. Here is a photo of my photography students at the gallery opening at the Balsamo Warehouse in the North Village Arts District in downtown Columbia, Missouri.
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