The Canvas Project @ The Brooklyn Art Library
Last year I elected to participate in the Brooklyn Art Libraries Canvas Project.
The goal of the project was to create a visual encyclopedia, inviting artists from all over the world to create images in response to a crowdsourced word search. The Brooklyn Art Library was started 12 years ago, and since then has become a catalyst for creating and sharing art from across the globe. The cornerstone of their accomplishment is the Library/Museum itself.
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Art Library is home to over 41,000 sketchbooks from over 130 different countries. Participants of the project order blank sketchbooks, choose a theme, fill them up and connect their books online with search terms, an artist bio and other unique content. Every single sketchbook that is sent back to us is cataloged and placed on our shelves for visitors to view. – The Brooklyn Art Library Website