“Those who remember the days of library catalogs will especially enjoy The CALL TO EVERYONE project which blends current digital technology and print artifacts for a palimpsest of library history,” he says. “It’s a particularly timely community project considering our celebration of the New Haven Free Public Library’s 125th anniversary this year.”
The brainchild of New Haven photographer JoAnne Wilcox, The CALL TO EVERYONE involves selecting library catalog cards to act as canvasses for printed cellphone photos. The resulting images are a striking palimpsest of history and photographic art. Examples of project creations are currently displayed in the Library’s lobby, at 133 Elm Street, which is where the public may collect their own “card canvasses” for the project.
Wilcox will also offer three free project workshops that are suitable for individuals aged 12 and up:
Thursday, July 12, 5:30 pm: Take better photos with your cell phone
Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 pm: Printing for THE CALL TO EVERYONE
Saturday, August 18, 1 pm: Cell Phone to Card Catalog Scavenger Hunt
Details here or call the library at 203-946-8835.