Friday, December 3, 2010

The Skirball Cultural Center Offers A Unique (And Free!) Event For SCBWI Members

Here's the event:

SCBWI Members, come to the Skirball to experience two new, exciting exhibitions celebrating art and creativity! Saturday, December 11 12:00-3:30 p.m. (Maira Kalman docent tour begins at 12:30p)

First, take a docent-led tour of the whimsically witty exhibition Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) and take a closer look at what inspires illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman (Stay Up Late, Ooh-la-la [Max in Love]) and her joyful, humorous vision of contemporary life.

Then, visit The 1000 Journals Project and meet Jason Porter, co-curator of the exhibition and SCBWI member, to learn about the idea behind this unique initiative encouraging people around the world to explore their personal creativity and stimulate collaboration. Spend time creating your own entry in the journals and then meet with fellow SCBWI members to share, discuss, and collaborate on your work!

Around 2:30 p.m., all Members will come together to see each other's work. BYOL (bring your own lunch) to sit back and enjoy with fellow Members as each presents their journal entry. The group will vote to choose one of the created works to be used on the cover for a new journal. The work chosen will also be included on the Skirball's website, Flickr site, and Facebook page.

Finally, enter a special SCBWI raffle to receive a copy of the Maira Kalman exhibition catalogue or The 1000 Journals book. As a guest of the Skirball on that day, you will also receive a 10% discount in Audrey's Museum Store to purchase gifts or mementos of your visit.

This is an experiment and you are part of it.

Limited to the first 50 people, so please RSVP with SCBWI-L.A. RA Claudia Harrington: Click Here to RSVP.

We will forward the list to the Skirball so they've got your name on the official list!

What a cool way to celebrate art, creativity, and the Holidays!


1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU JASON for a most glorious very VIP vibe
    and inspirational romp through the SKIRBALL, my first time there but certainly not my last.