At work, we’re producing a series of videos profiling local nonprofit organizations. Over the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the video shoots, spending some quality time with a few of the featured organizations.
The experience has been incredible. On a day-to-day basis, I’d say my colleagues and I remain largely removed from the organizations and individuals our platform serves. Sure, ostensibly we know quite a bit about the folks on our site. We’ve got data galore, spreadsheets a-poppin’, charts and graphs (line, pie, venn) that show, to the very dollar, the impacts of fundraisers. But, nothing can possibly compare to seeing that impact in the flesh, up close and personal, alive and very eager to show you, say, a really cool painting of Adele he just made.
That was exactly the situation in pretty much every photo above, taken during our visit to Creativity Explored. Creativity Explored is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization and visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. This year, CE will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Most of the people I know in San Francisco, didn’t even know it existed. Hopefully, they do now.
Anywho, just wanted to share. If you have the time and the inclination, I highly recommend stopping by their gallery and studio. Here’s the relevant info:
Creativity Explored (Where Art Changes Lives)
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco CA 94103
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Many more pics from our other shoots still to come! Please stay tuned!
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San Francisco Animal Care & Control is San Francisco’s “only open door animal shelter that accepts any animal – in any condition – of any temperament. SF ACC is responsible for the City’s stray, injured, abandoned, neglected and mistreated animals – of all species – and wildlife. All varieties of animals are available for adoption daily.”
Having adopted two dogs who were surrendered to shelters (Audrey came from the Pinole shelter, Penelope from SF ACC), I feel as though I owe decades’ worth of happiness and camaraderie to organizations like the SF ACC. They do so much to enrich the lives of both people and animals. I’ve seen that impact first hand.
Please join me in supporting the SF ACC’s latest fundraiser, Bringing Music to Their Ears, which will supply the facility with a state-of-the-art sound system to sooth and calm shelter animals and the people who care for them in an often hectic, loud, and stressful environment.
[all images courtesy of SF ACC]
Penelope likes her new stick so much she prefers to sleep out on the deck with it, rather than come inside where sticks are not allowed.
Whenever Ben and I get to name a religion in Civilization 5 (we play together on the TV via Steam Big Picture – LIFE CHANGER), we always name it “Penelope’s Butt.”
And every time we get a message that says something like “Geneva wants Penelope’s Butt,” we laugh out loud.
We are grown-ups.
Oftentimes, my dreams will roll credits at the very end. It happens all the time.
The thing is, I never, ever get an Executive Producer credit.
This pisses me off to no end.
I mean, c’mon.