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1000 Journals Project Opens

Over a dozen art-and-word-filled books go on display.

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    1000 Journals Project Opens
    Skirball Cultural Center
    The 1000 Journals Project opens at the Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    Do you remember that childhood game of making a drawing, and then passing it along to the kid in the next desk, so that child could add a little something to what you've done? And then they, in turn, pass it on?

    The 1000 Journals Project doesn't work exactly that way, but when a multitude of people add art and words to a single book, it is hard not to think of the piece of paper from the spiral notebook getting passed around.

    Artist Brian Singer started passing around blank books a decade back, and, since then, many people have doodled and swirled and added poetry and added thoughts along the way. And, on Tuesday, Oct. 5, over a dozen -- fifteen, to be precise -- of those journals went on display at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    The story of the journals is fascinating; they've traveled hither and yon. We also like that the Skirball will have a computer peek at the books not on display. The exhibit is running through February 13 of next year, and admission is $10. Clearly, if you take someone for a birthday or special occasion, you'll need to give them a blank book as well.