'Pirate Ship' art installation nets national grant

Help plan The Pirate Ship interactive play structure

in A&E/Community

Public workshops are set to be held this week to assist in the planning for a new interactive play sculpture coming to Redwood Shores Library called The Pirate Ship.

Funded with help from public funds and a $25,000 National Endowment of the Arts , The Pirate Ship is set to be located adjacent to children’s side of the Redwood Shores Library at 399 Marine Pkwy.

Along with ornamental fencing, the structure is envisioned as an interactive play space.  To further plan that interactive space, the city is launching public workshops on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Redwood Shores Library.

Redwood City acquired The Pirate Ship sculpture from noted artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, who built the “partially sunken pirate ship” for a temporary art park in Atlantic City in 2012, according to city documents.

Arts organization Fung Collaboratives presented the city with the opportunity to acquire the Pirate Ship. As part of the project, the sculpture’s artists will work with both park designers and community members to envision the interactive space, according to the city.

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