The Mermaid of Soter Point - Ventura, CA
N 34° 15.029 W 119° 16.142
11S E 291056 N 3792258
Quick Description: This Mermaid statue is at the Ventura Marina near the entryway for boats.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 9:59:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMNR4D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The plaque reads:

"The Mermaid of Soter Point"
A Public and Private Collaboration
This stunning landmark overlooking the Ventura Harbor represents a trailblazing cooperative effort to beautify our community through private citizens working with public agencies. Andy Soter developed and landscaped the are in memory of his daughter Andrea, a successful and much admired investment manager. The mermaid sculpture and its foundation were donated by Russian emigrants Alec and Tatyana Benke, as an expression of love for their new country, America. Samuel Povar created the first collaboration of this nature in 2007 as a tribute to his late wife, Orianna and worked tirelessly to make this Maria Park project reality. And the Ventura City Council and the Coastal Commission gave their enthusiastic blessing. Now Polar, Soter and Benke, Ventura Residents, hope to inspire others to use private capital along with public cooperation and support to envision something beautiful and make it happen.

I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, that third sea grew civil at her song, And certain stats shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: n/a

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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