St. Pete Rising: The world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks is moving to St. Pete. “After spending over a decade in Brooklyn, the world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks is moving to St. Pete. The Sketchbook Project will be located inside The Factory, a new creative arts destination in St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District, at 2622 Fairfield Avenue South, Building 8A.”
Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks (Harvard Art Museums)
Harvard Art Museums: Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks. “Otto Piene (1928–2014) was a pioneer in multimedia and technology-based art, creating a large, kaleidoscopic body of work based on the intersections of art, science, and nature. In this session, curatorial fellow Lauren Hanson and museum data specialist Jeff Steward share their research into the 2019 gift of Piene’s sketchbooks—a visual archive of over seven decades of artistic practice—and how the bound pages of these ‘portable studios’ act as a generative site for visual thinking. They will also discuss the current development of a digital project that will allow audiences around the globe to experience the intimacy and dynamism found in the nearly 9,000 pages of Piene’s sketchbooks.” April 16th, and free.
Dang, more SketchUp news – SketchUp goes VR! “Google acquired popular 3D modelling tool SketchUp back in 2006, before selling it to Trimble in 2012. Today, Trimble and Microsoft announced the launch of SketchUp Viewer, bringing holographic mixed reality tools to professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industries, through Microsoft’s HoloLens headset.”
Stanford University has created a digital archive of Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks. “The Cantor Arts Center recently launched a new website that gives access to the museum’s collection of 29 sketchbooks by Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993), a renowned artist celebrated as both a central figure in the Bay Area figurative movement and a key figure in the nationwide development of abstract expressionism and color-field painting.”