The concept was simple. Start with a blank book and a secret theme. Then give people two months to re-invent the book based on that theme. The idea was inspired by the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. It is similar in that participants fill their sketchbook based on a theme but that's where the similarities end. The twist to the Little Black Book Project is that the completed books will be part of a display and silent auction where visitors can look through the books and bid on their favourite. The project was open to all students, faculty and staff on campus. The books have been written in, filled with drawings and photos, torn apart and recreated. Funds raised from the auction will come back to the Fine Arts Department to benefit students and future projects. The reception and silent auction will be held March 24 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Crush area of Riddell Centre at the U of R.
For a preview check out the big display window outside the Shu-Box Theatre in Riddell Centre. For more information on The Little Black Book Project visit the Art Store in Visual Arts, RC 022.