Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Pike at night. Poetic visions and a celebratory drink of sake.

Photographs of construction at the El Centro site (formally named Village Center), and a number of businesses and street views at night along Columbia Pike, plus a customer enjoying sake at the new Takohachi Japanese restaurant in the Westmont Shopping Plaza.

Photography by Duy Tran.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CPDP awarded a new grant from Virginia Humanities

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project has been awarded a grant from Virginia Humanities to continue its work chronicling the changes along this historic bellwether route.

The team of Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Xang Mimi Ho, and Sushmita Mazumdar will be documenting residents, non-profit organizations,  and business owners and will result in an exhibition and a catalog of the work. The work, which will consist of interviews and photographs, will focus on the changes the community is undergoing demographically, economically, and physically.

Thanks to our fiscal sponsor CPRO for their help, and to the good folks at Virginia Humanities for their confidence in our project.

You can view the grant announcement here.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Columbia Pike Blues Festival 2018

The 23rd annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival was just held. An energetic and diverse crowd enjoyed a number of superb blues artists. Numerous vendors also supplied food, crafts, and information.

Thanks to the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO), who organized the festival.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Patrick Henry Elementary School - community mapping workshop

CPDP chief photographer Lloyd Wolf recently ran a workshop for teacher Nathan Erwin's third grade at Patrick Henry School. The class is engaged in a community engagement project, focusing on food insecurity, immigrant and refugee rights and empowerment, and homelessness in our area.

Mr. Wolf mostly worked with the food insecurity team, preparing them to do interviews and photographs at the two farmer's markets now open on Columbia Pike.  They will use school-supplied iPads to do the interview videos, stills, and web presentations. The students are all well-versed in these skills.

The finished work will be presented to the Arlington County School Board.

Great work, and thanks to Mr. Erwin and the bright, energetic kids in his class.

Photography by  Lloyd Wolf.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Re-opening of the Farmer's Market at the Arlington Mill Community Center

The farmers' market at the Arlington Mill Community Center has just re-opened.

Located at 909 S. Dinwiddie Street at Columbia Pike, it will be open Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from May to October. It features numerous vendors, and promises to be a positive addition to the west Pike community.

Thanks to Cecilia Cassidy and the crew at the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) for their work in supporting this effort.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.