Space Capsule Virtual Stories Submissions Wanted for Marco Island Center for the Arts

May 31, 2020


Marco Island Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145

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As we all are experiencing this world-wide shelter in place the Marco Island Center for the Arts would like to offer you a virtual way to launch your voice into the future from wherever you are.  The Marco Island Center for the Arts has collaborated with Brad Larson, President of to create a virtual story link, a place where you can share thoughts, stories, and show us your quarantine art projects.  These virtual messages will be added to our digital collection and kept as part of the submissions for the Space/Time Capsule.  The virtual story link will be available on our website and social media for those interested in sharing how we are all coping at home, together.  We plan to launch the stories of how our Arts Community worked as one to overcome the challenges we are facing while sharing the things you love about the Art Center and what you look forward to doing when this crisis has passed.


The Art Center unveiled the six-foot stainless steel Space/Time Capsule created in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA by Bosio Metal Specialist, Inc. with custom paint artwork by Tricked Out Custom Cycles and Wile-E-Designs. Board President, Jim Richards was the visionary who conceived of the idea of a Space/Time Capsule and he and his wife Allyson generously underwrote this remarkable art installation that will act as a vessel to house the Art Center's time capsule.

The Space/Time Capsule is designed to closely resemble the actual spacecraft, Friendship 7 that splashed down in the ocean on February 20, 1962 after John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit Earth. The flight was a great success. NASA transferred Friendship 7 to the Smithsonian Institution in 1963, which has exhibited it in buildings on the National Mall ever since. 

We are now inviting members of the public to submit items and stories to be placed in the time capsule to be opened 50 years from now in 2070. The time capsule will bring together a collection of stories, images, memories and memorabilia that reflect the past, the present and the future of the Art Center, Marco Island and the world.

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