Although many thought that Maggie Mandell’s Maudified house at the was demolished (or blown out to sea), this little house survived. Sure, it was damaged and in several pieces, but Ed and Roanne Collier went out the night of the storm and rescued the house. Since then, Ed has put the house back together, replacing a few broken pieces of wood. Right now, the outside is in pretty good shape and will receive some touch ups and more shells. Alas, the magnificent artwork inside the house is not repairable so the walls will be stripped and simply painted.
The great news is that the house survived. When it’s re-installed (in a different location) there will be a wee ceremony dedicating this house to all survivors. And it will still be part of the auction at Th’YARC on Sept. 14! Symbolically, this Shell House Survivor represents stories of all survivors–whether from disease, accidents, abuse, addictions, and life calamities of all sorts. Their lives and stories continue. With this in mind, the proceeds from the sale of this house at the auction will be used to launch a new Art Scholarship Fund for students who are enrolled in art courses at a Community College or University.
Stay tuned to learn when the house will be reinstalled.