Sketchtravel Museum Exhibit Heads to Kyoto
posted on by Joanne Mertz
The Sketchtravel Project's main exhibition has left San Francisco and is on its way to the Kyoto International Manga Museum from March 7 to June 2. The exhibition showcases a 120-page art sketchbook created by 71 artists of anime, manga, and illustration from all over the world. Japanese artists such as Hayao Miyazaki, Taiyo Matsumoto, Katsuya Terada, Koji Morimoto, and Atsuko Fukushima contributed to the project.
The museum will hold a regular workshop through June with lessons on how to draw a collaborative book inspired on the exhibit. It will also host a feature presentation on April 20 with three of the project's artists (Daisuke Tsutsumi, Tadahiro Uesugi, Katsuya Terada), who will talk about their contribution to the book.
Daisuke Tsutsumi and French illustrator Gerald Guerlais started the Sketchtravel project to benefit the international literacy non-profit organization Room to Read. Last September, Sketchtravel reached a fundraising goal of $12,000 to bring the notebook to San Francisco.