After the End
Our pilot season wrapped on Sunday. All the studios were packed, living spaces cleaned, and sad goodbyes said. We can hardly believe how fast the time flew. After two weeks of intense creative production, artist talks, communal dinners, and evening fun, it was a sudden change here to return to the natural quiet of the woods and ocean. We could not have asked for a better start to our burgeoning program.
Saturday marked the beginning of an annual tradition, the Project 387 Open House. We had over sixty people from the community as well as friends and colleagues from the Bay Area come check out what had been happening here at mile marker 3.87. Everyone was thrilled to see the artistic process in action.
Project 387 aims to be a space for exploration and experimentation. Every artist who visited this year was able to delve into complicated new themes, push the boundaries of their existing practice, and produce new ideas. This is our measure of true success. We can’t wait to continue on next year.
Project 387 would like to thank a few people who made this year possible:
Sydney and Ray Feeney- without whom the project could not have happened. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Sarah Koik- Social media maven and an all hands on deck-er
Betsy Partridge and Tom Ratcliff- Cheer squad and tour guides
Katherine Starros- fellow interviewer and taskmaster
Madeleine Wilhite- residency insider
Jeanette Stefani- The Intern, Snack Master, and Speed Racer
In-kind support provided by:
Kim DeFay and Rusty McBride
Cathi and Bill Mathews
Anna and Gary Grossnickle Hines
Betsy Partridge and Tom Ratcliff
Jose, Hector, and Rita Luna
Greg and Jeanine Stefani
Susan and Frank Jackson
And of course our pioneer artists who were willing to dive in and create something truly memorable and special: