Friday, June 15, 2007

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Tuesday saw the opening of The Center for Nonprofit Excellence in the former Downtown Visitors Center, on the Mall side of the Market Street Garage. This organization, run by Wendy Brown, is a tremendous resource for all of the non-profits that our community depends on - there are over 700 non-profits in the region, of which more than 100 have already joined the CNE. The kick-off reception was well-attended and gave a chance to learn not only about the resources of the CNE - courses, a comprehensive online databank, a community conference room and much more - but to see the wide range of non-profits and the benefits they bring to Charlottesville.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Festival of the Photograph

Although the Festival of the Photograph officially runs from Thursday June 7 through Sat June 9, it really started the end of last week, with numerous top quality gallery shows opening Friday - Jean and I saw Bill Emory's show at the C & O Gallery, and William Allard's at Les Yeux Du Monde - and with the arrival of Festival organizer Nick Nichol's banner photos hanging from downtown mall trees. The shows we saw on Friday were fabulous, and we've yet to see Sally Mann at 2nd Street and Eugene Richards at McGuffey. There are events this week at the Paramount, the Pavillion and the Ix Warehouse. An event that apparently is unique in the country and certainly a great thing for the City. Don't miss this!