Sketchbook Project: An evening with founder Steven Peterman
Meet the founder of The Sketchbook Project.
This is a free community talk with Steven Peterman while the Mobile Sketchbook Library is in residence at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. The mission is to allow anyone to be able to participate in art and to create a collection of work that represents the current state of artists worldwide.
Doors to the Mobile Sketchbook Library will be open in the Yampa River parking lot before the talk so everyone can get a glimpse at what this exciting visit is all about.
About Steven Peterman
Steven does things differently. He never knew how to flow with the crowd. He is a self titled "Perfectionist, without being perfect." He has a tendency to make things happen, regardless of how well it turns out. He grew up in a large farm town in New Jersey. After high school he attended University of Hartford in Connecticut. He later took a year off and worked at Disney World in Florida. It was there that he realized he wanted more from his life. He moved to Atlanta to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. While at school he met Shane Zucker. Shane and Steven set out to create what would later become The Sketchbook Project. Since they started in 2006, their small organization has grown into a worldwide community of more than 60,000 artists. By focusing on the intersection of hands-on art making and new technology, Steven's vision continues to nurture community-supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world to share inspiration in the real world.
On Thursday & Friday after the talk, visit the Mobile Sketchbook Library!
The Mobile Library will be open at the Bud Werner Memorial Library:
2-6 p.m.on Thursday, Aug. 14
Noon-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15
The Mobile Library is a traveling library that will go on tour with 4,500 handmade books from artists all over the world – including an estimated 200 Sketchbook submissions from your friends and neighbors in Steamboat. The Mobile Library's stop at the Bud Werner Memorial Library is part of the Central Tour, and it coincides with the Steamboat Springs All Arts Festival, which includes a wide range of special visual and performing arts events throughout the community.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from Colorado Creative Industries.