The mobile exhibit will include hundreds of miniature books and a free art workshop
How would you exhibit miniature artist books so that people all over the U.S. can see them? For the owners of Creativity Caravan they use a 50-year-old Covered Wagon travel trailer named M.A.U.D.E. (Mobile Art Unit Designed for Everyone) and take to the road. Custer Area Arts Council and the Custer County Library are excited to announce the visit of M.A.U.D.E. to Custer. Come see M.A.U.D.E. and The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibit of miniature books (none larger than 3 inches in size) at the Custer County Library Saturday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. At each of the Creativity Caravan stops visitors will experience a unique, hands-on bookmaking opportunity as well as see the this unusual traveling caravan of books. The Tiny Book Show features 320 handmade books by 142 artists from 29 states and 4 countries.
The exhibition and workshop are being brought to Custer by poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of the arts outreach organization, Creativity Caravan. Creativity Caravan offers workshops, online classes, school programs, and special events focusing on creativity, collaboration and community. Headquartered in New Jersey, Stein and Tingle are crisscrossing the country this summer to bring their collection to more than 30 cities, from Chicago to Portland, and from Los Angeles to Atlanta, as well as to Custer. In August the Tiny Book Show will be featured at the annual conclave of the Miniature Book Society in McKinney, Texas. Tingle and Stein estimate they will cover 7,858 miles during their summer journey.
Families and guests of all ages are encouraged to attend.
For more information about The Tiny Book Show, visit www.thecreativitycaravan.com/tiny-book-show. For information about the exhibit and workshop in Custer, contact Camille Riner 673-4650.