What happens when music goes beyond entertainment? At VOSD’s next Meeting of the Minds event, we’ll explore the power music can have on our lives; how it can transport you to another continent, change the trajectory of a child’s future and spark controversy about social justice. Steve Poltz, Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan, Carol Williams and others will share their stories.
Strange and fascinating things have happened inside Balboa Park since it first opened in 1915. And strange and fascinating things continue to happen there, but not all of it is in public view.
Local artist Kate Clark is zeroing in on some of the public park’s more obscure history and shining a light on a few of its lesser-known sites for Parkeology, an art project that takes shape as a series of public events followed with videos and podcasts documenting the events.
The first Parkeology event took attendees into the underbelly of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Some of the volunteers who craft the intricate train scenes there took folks on an intimate behind-the-scenes tour, revealing details like the miniature cemetery, which includes the real names of museum volunteers who’ve passed away.
The video documenting the first Parkeology event was just released. In it, you’ll see shots of marionettes in the likeness of Clark and longtime Balboa Park ranger Kim Duclo, who told Clark he wasn’t quite comfortable enough to do the interviews on-camera (hence the puppets). The two talk about the train museum and its lovable quirks.