The Adelaide Drive residence and studio of artist Miriam Wosk, will be open to the public for a tour and reception in a fundraiser benefiting the Santa Monica Conservancy Sunday, September 21st.
The event, called “Home as Art,” celebrates the renovation and expansion of a historic Mediterranean home by architect Steven Ehrlich. It is considered one of Santa Monica’s most unusual homes
While Ehrlich says he typically does not do renovations, he made an exception for this “unusual and exciting project.”
Wosk is a multimedia painter who exhibits both here and abroad and owns a significant collection of decorative arts and furniture, according to the Santa Monica Conservancy.
Ehrlich reconfigured some interior rooms and added a large, loft-like studio at the rear, creating serene minimalist spaces for Wosk’s vibrant, richly detailed paintings and her colorful decorative art collections, says a Santa Monica Conservancy spokesman.
Wosk herself designed and created some of the furnishings and architectural features in the house, transforming the ordinary elements of domestic interiors into an extraordinary artistic environment, the spokesman says, adding that the collaboration of client and architect has resulted in a dynamic marriage of opposites, with the clean simplicity of Ehrlich’s spaces setting off Wosk’s playful, colorful furnishings and art objects.
Ehrlich and Wosk will both speak about their collaboration on this “one-of-a-kind Santa Monica residence on one of Santa Monica’s most exclusive and historic streets,” says the spokesman.
Tickets for this fundraising event are $250 each, with proceeds supporting the nonprofit Santa Monica Conservancy’s mission to promote understanding and appreciation of the benefits of historic preservation.
Tickets and information are available at www.smconservan cy.org or (310) 496-3146.