Yesterday I made a visit to the Echo Park Time Travel Mart. An essential stop for any traveller.
The shop is a storefront for the Los Angeles chapter of the 826 writing and tutoring centres, a Mcsweeney's invention. The mission for all the 826 centres is just to provide tutoring and writing help for young people, plus each one is a supply shop of some kind wherein all the proceeds go to the centre. I plan on checking out the Pirate Supply store in San Francisco, and the Space Travel Store in Seattle.
Items of note at the time travel store include any number of robot related supplies, disguises from various time periods, Caveman scents, Viking Odorant, and you can even purchase a wormhole- for a reasonable price I might add!
My favourite feature was the community bulletin board, here's some highlights-
To top it off I also attended a dodgers game- those who know me know that I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I love baseball stadiums. And Dodger's stadium is really strange, you can't see the stadium itself from anywhere in the city because its on a hill, but sunk in. And the parking lot alone was a sight to see!
So the Dodgers won, for anyone who is interested. And there were fireworks! Hot Dog!
Stacey Sproule is a performance and installation artist with an interest in tactility. Graduated from OCAD in 2007, she holds a BFA in drawing and painting and has exhibited in Toronto and southern Ontario since graduating. Her installations have been exhibited at Wynick Tuck Gallery, Xpace, Forest City Gallery, and Awkward Gallery. In 2007, Stacey Sproule and Diane Borsato collaborated on a piece for FADO. Stacey also collaborates frequently with Randy Gagne including a performance at the 2008 Toronto International Art Fair and one at 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.