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The Sketchbook Project Comes to Morris

Posted by Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Event Date/Time: Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 1:00 pm
End Date/Time: Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Location: Morris Campus


The University of Minnesota, Morris will host the Sketchbook Project on Friday, September 12, from 1Ė5 p.m. The project, affiliated with Art House Coop, is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive exhibition of handmade books. Its mission is to enable art participation and to create a collection of work that represents the current state of artists worldwide.

The Sketchbook Project contains work from artists of all artistic backgrounds, including writing, drawing, and photography. Over the past two years, this art library has reached tens of thousands of participants worldwide. Schools from Kansas to Sudan have contributed to this traveling exhibition.

Artists can sign up to receive a book and return it to the project to be displayed and archived. All are welcome to participate and have their work shown in one of the projectís three libraries: the Brooklyn Art Library, Mobile Library, and the Digital Library.

John Charles Cox, Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Fergus Falls instructor of visual art and art history and curator of permanent collections, and Charles Beck/Waage Galleries at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Fergus Falls are coordinating the event and the distribution of 400 free sketchbooks to area artists and schools. For more information, please contact John Cox at john.cox@minnesota.edu or visit sketchbookproject.com.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.