The first public education opportunity at Marfa Contemporary will be "The Art and Science of Pinhole Photography," a workshop with instructor Lori Oden for adults and children age 6 and older.
Students will make their own pinhole camera and experiment with exposure and printing times in a traditional wet darkroom. The workshop is free of charge. Supplies and lunch will be provided and participants will leave with a pinhole camera and paper negative.
Space is limited. Call 432.729.3500 to register.
Lori Oden is a native Oklahoman who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Master of Liberal Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma in Photography, Literature and Art History. Oden began her career as Curator and Educator for the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum at Omniplex. Later, she was the Publications and Marketing Associate at the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and then served as the Executive Director of the Paseo Artists Association for several years.
Specializing in nineteenth-century photographic processes, as well as traditional black and white photography, she has been accepted to juried art shows and invitational exhibitions across the region. Oden also serves as adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University (Singapore program) and Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City, as well as contributes regularly to the quarterly publication, Art Focus Oklahoma, writing artist profiles and exhibit reviews/previews. She spends her spare time in the darkroom, and enjoys time with her daughter, art exhibits, movies, cooking and gardening.