Back in January, I shared that my sketchbook for this year's Sketchbook Project was finished and sent off to the Brooklyn Art Library. Once summer comes, the year's worth of sketchbooks take to the road, making stops at cities across the US. A couple of years ago, I attended their event at a gallery in Silver Lake. It was fun to view my sketchbook as well as others in the project. It doesn't seem like the summer stops are in a bricks-and-mortar store front anymore. They now have a trailer full of the books that they pull across country, setting up shop for a weekend at each of their stops.
This weekend they were in Los Angeles. From Friday until today, they made camp at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The LACMA is a huge complex on Wilshire Blvd. It's one of many museums along the Miracle Mile. In addition to the museum buildings, the courtyard is sprawling with numerous events and activities happening simultaneously. The Sketchbook Project settled in the middle of the courtyard.
Haven't made the decision whether I will do it again this year or not. To finish a book is really quite satisfying, but I've also found it a bit stressful. The pressure of creating something with a theme causes me to overthink quite bit. Also, I had read somewhere earlier this year that this would be the final tour for the Project. I have not been able to find that information again, though. The whole concept is really quite simple, but I enjoy their visits. I do hope it continues.
#ARTifacts: February 2017
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