Photo courtesy of Peter Brown

IN 1994, AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER PETER BROWN SAW SOMETHING THAT MADE him stop in tiny Tahoka, Texas. A Native American word meaning “deep water,” the town’s very name contradicted the arid countryside around it. What made Brown reach for his camera was a minuscule building that proclaimed itself “Cake Palace,” even though the weathered exterior and barren landscape suggested desert more than dessert. Brown’s lifetime commitment to his craft sharpened his vision and prepared him to capture this slice of Americana. As a community instructor at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, where he has taught for more than 30 years, Brown is part of a dedicated group of professionals who inspire their students to see, learn and grow. Hundreds of courses offer opportunities for developing a unique vision of the world while embracing the unexpected — the ultimate sweet spot for personal and professional development.

On April 8, join the Glasscock School in celebrating 50 years of helping community members chart their own paths. Learn more: