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. The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibit of miniature books (none larger than 3 inches in size) was displayed at the Custer County Library Saturday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visitors at Custer County Library experienced a unique, hands-on bookmaking opportunity as well as being able to view this unusual traveling caravan of books. The Tiny Book Show features 320 handmade books by 142 artists from 29 states and 4 countries.
This event was made possible by Community Volunteers, the Custer Area Arts Council and the Custer County Library
The “Tiny Book” Show. They came, inspired others to create, they departed, leaving everyone much richer for the experience. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Pres
Amy Tingle forefront and Marie Stein pass out book materials and offer instructions and encouragement to the group of “Tiny Book” creators at Custer County Library Saturday morning . Photo: Courtesy of Camille Riner.
Creative Amy Clifford, made the drive up from Denver to view the “Tiny Book” show at Custer County Library Saturday morning at the Custer County Library.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
Lilly Josten and her mother Marie Curtin happily working a “Tiny Book” project at the Custer County Library Saturday morning. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
Diane Olson looks at one of over 300 “Tiny Books” to get a few ideas for her own creation at the Custer County Library Saturday morning.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press