The beauty of the Houston Center for Photography's "28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition" is that a viewer with even the most particular tastes should find something to inspire in the works of the 36 artists, selected from 200 by Hannah Frieser, director of the Syracuse-based arts nonprofit Light Work. Ranging from the global (Marti Belcher's stark portrait of a young Indian girl) to the playful (Meg Birnbaum's airy photo of a spinning carnival ride) to the political (David Banks's unglamorous shots of Tea Party devotees), the photographs also span styles, genres and moods. Which, of course, is just as pleasing for people who enjoy allphotography. Quirk, chaos, intimacy and abstraction are just the beginning of this photographic odyssey. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 9 .m. Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through August 22. 1441 West Alabama. For information, call 713-529-4755 or visit www.hcponline.org. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 22. Continues through Aug. 22, 2010