"By using unwanted books discarded from public libraries, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus creates intimate public spaces that encourage reading. Their most recent installation in Melbourne aimed to take control of the public space “in which the traffic withdrew, yielding ground to the modest power of the written word.” The dimly lit books began overflowing in the streets, stealing space amongst the dense traffic. On the closing night of the installation, the books were offered up to the visiting pedestrians, each allowed to choose their favorite books out of the thousands presented to them.”
Well it’s a volcano school and it erupts to get the students out. And every color is a classroom. And every student has this machine that can turn into a desk or a bed or a cafeteria or a pumpkin patch. Whatever you need it turns into. And there is an automatic sun that has cables that connect to the school for the power.
|—||Game on - A studio visit with Anthony Montuori.|
I was contacted by the Drawing Dreams Foundation over the past weekend, who asked if I would be interested in contributing two line drawings for their upcoming coloring book. It’s a zoo themed coloring book, but they wanted all of the animals to be imaginary blends of preexisting animals. Below each illustration would be a blank space designated by a line where the kids can give the creature a name. The coloring books will be donated and distributed to hospitalized children and sold online, at selective retail venues, and at hospital and museum gift shops. Proceeds from online and retail sales will help fund printing costs and distribution to children’s hospitals. I’m very pleased to have helped with such a great idea and can’t wait to see what the kids think or what other creatures might develop for the final book release in December. For more details please check out www.drawingdreams.org
Our first project as Open Stories Project is officially underway! Chris Duffy, our Academic Coordinator, started teaching the after-school curriculum to a group of amazing 7th-11th graders from the Community Charter School of Cambridge.
For more information about the school, visit www.ccscambridge.org.