One Read Art Exhibit

“You invent yourself.” – George Orson, from “Await Your Reply” by Dan Chaon



These masks and more are currently on display at the Columbia Public Library.  They were created on September 25, 2010 by participants in this year’s One Read art workshop.  Participants explored alter egos and alternative selves, inspired by the identity–shifting themes of Dan Chaon’s “Await Your Reply.” Participants crafted masks of paper, cardboard, plastic and other objects to investigate who they are, alternative personas and even who they might like to be.  The workshop was led by artist and puppeteer April Karlovit.

See more pictures and read about the workshop at the Missourian’s Neighborhood News blog.

Call for Entries: One Read Express Yourself Art Show

Once again this year, we will be hosting a show of artwork by community members. Artists may begin submitting work now for the One Read Express Yourself Art Show. Submissions should be inspired this year’s book, “The Air We Breathe.”