Jan's presentation was a great lead-in to a discussion of our own upcoming project. On June 8, CBAS will be taking a field trip to the Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. Vent Haven calls itself "the world's only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism," and has a fascinating collection of ventriloquists' dummies and other props, dating from as early as 1910. Using the field trip as our inspiration, our plan is to create a collaborative book using the exquisite corpse format in which several artists contribute to create a single collective image. Peg Rhein will be leading a session in September guiding us in compiling the finished books.
If this is the result of an hour's worth of work, just imagine what our collaborative books will look like!
Thanks to Janice K. for this report and images.