I am taking part in the Slice of Life Story Challenge with Two Writing Teachers. For this challenge I will be attempting to write a “Slice of Life” post each day in the month of March and each Tuesday after that
As I’ve shared the last two days, I loves me some NPR and keep what one might loosely call “notes” on my phone to remind me of interesting tidbits. I am currently working on translating a few from last week.
“ship in the news art snow”
Translation: Ship in the woods–art show
This one isn’t so far off once you see what it really is. Here is a summary and photos from the website:
In the fall of 2010, a group of artists and creative professionals sought out residency in a mid-century home in the hills of Del Mar, CA with the notion of creating an environment for critical dialogues in art and culture. Set on an acre of densely vegetated land, the house presented an opportunity to have these discussions in a unique setting and after a substantial renovation project, the property was transformed into a venue worthy of displaying world-class works from both established and up-and-coming artists.
The house was originally built as a summer home for the actor George Brent. It then served as a satellite to the North County Repertory Theatre company, offering lodging to visiting actors and performers. After decades spent quietly as a domestic dwelling, the property was purchased and it’s structures scheduled for eventual demolition. It was with this inevitable future already in place that a new collection of individuals would move in to conceive of the house’s final iteration and initiate its’ last life as A SHIP IN THE WOODS.
Pretty cool, huh? My only hesitation in popping over there right this minute is that other folks probably heard it on NPR, too and they might also be popping on over. I think I’ll wait an appropriately cool amount of time.
Do you have any similar places in your neck of the “woods?” See what I did there? Woods? As in Ship-in-the?