Thursday, September 3, 2009

Connecting People and the Community



Tuesday I had the pleasure of connecting with yet another wonderful organization here in Birmingham. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, " established as a public charity in 1958, is dedicated to connecting people and resources with community needs and opportunities to make life better, today and tomorrow." They are celebrating 50 years with a fascinating project. Each week for 50 weeks they are highlighting one of "50 Ways to Love Your Community". I met Emily Jones Rushing, their Director of Communications, at the Birmingham Children's Theater. Emily wants to add the BCT as one of their 50 ways. I think that's a terrific idea. I had the chance to photograph these two exuberant canvases, painted by attendees at a recent Foundation gathering. I'd gladly hang these on my walls. Aren't they great??

PS More about the Birmingham Children's Theatre later. I've started my exciting photography project for them. There will be lots of photos to follow.



19 comments:

Marie Reed said...

What a breath of fresh air! I'd hang it up lickety split in my house too:)

Bibi said...

I like this, too. So cheerful!!

Tash said...

This really pops out from the screen. Great post, V.

steviewren said...

I've lived here all my life and I'm ashamed to say I've never heard of this group. It sounds like they do great work. Of course, I've been to the Children's Theater many times. I loved every performance as much as my kids did.

Maya said...

The color in these is great!

Karen said...

Oh, I love all the colors! So exhuberant.

Thérèse said...

Looking at theses canvases is a marvelous way to wake up in the morning and start the day.

altadenahiker said...

I think they have Virg written all over them. Love it.

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Char said...

gorgeous color and composition in these

Marie-Noyale said...

My kind of post and colors!!
A beautiful organization.

Jacob said...

Sounds like a great charitable foundation and a great project...and yes, these are certainly "exuberant." Lively and lovely -- happy paintings! Very nice, V!

marley said...

Colourful, cool and a good cause! All things that are good in life!

Bob Crowe said...

Zap! Pow! This is like a Batman cartoon on my eyes.

Talk to you soon. friend. Keep an eye on that Chicago kid of mine. If the St. Louis kid gets around to posting anything, keep an eye on her, too. Anything I can bring you back from the mysterious east? Prayer flags, thangkas, yak burgers?

Nancy said...

Love the Community Foundation!!! I want these in my office...if I had an office with walls and a door!!

Virginia said...

Bob,
I'm thinking a prayer flag would be WONDERFUL! Hold the yak burger s'il vous plait. Safe travels and PULEEEZE step aside and let C. get some good shots!!! I'll keep the kiddos under my radar.
V

Nancy,
Well your Cube Farm is not conducive to large canvases. Maybe one day???

Judy - So California said...

On the west wall, V? Would look great! As always - wonderful pics and a great cause. Will we get to see all 50?

AMIT said...

Its a nice picture and information about this organization.

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Emily Jones Rushing said...

Welcome to anyone who doesn't know the Community Foundation. After 50 years, we're still gathering people together and we mean you. We're in the blogosphere too at http://www.foundationbirmingham.wordpress.com And thank you, Virginia, for these great photos. EMILY R.

Babooshka said...

Again this is something we could do with here, don't have that commnuity feeling. This is very funky and vibrant. Ceratinly woke me up anyway.