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See and feel the sketches of artists' lives

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Even with the whole world bowing down to the superiority of the internet and its ability to provide people with an accessible platform for art and audience to meet, there is still a certain divide. There is something impersonal about seeing something but not having to touch it or feel it. Somehow, something is lost or taken away.

It seems that a certain emotion is blocked and that the glass screen alienates the art. It is that divide, that delineation that The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library aims to break down.

The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library goes around different city carrying an unbelievable collection of one-of-a-kind books directly drawn and written by artists from around the world. The books are arranged according to subjects, medium and other categories created by the artists for their books.

Anyone who wants to “borrow” a book will be provided a library card for free. Librarians, who “may” also be some of the artists whose books are on stock, will be on hand to assist those who need help. Just imagine a food truck festival but instead of food, you will be served with books.

This will be a 2-day stop at the LACMA, starting May 30. This is part of the six-month multicity tour across North America. The aim is to bring back our appreciation and demand for more personal ways of experiencing literature and art.

  • The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library
  • Friday, May 30 and 31 4:30pm
  • LACMA
  • 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
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