You see, V+V is a Cincinnati based non-profit whose mission is to provide artistic and cultural opportunities for artists with disabilities. Last summer, Maya, and her fellow Autocomplete curators, solicited over 80 V+V artists to create black-and-white artwork. They later contacted 80+ outside artists and designers to "color in" the V+V pieces using any media of their choice -- colored pencils, markers, paint, fabric, found paper, you name it. And starting Thursday, the finished collaborative works of art will be on display at V+V's Northside Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Here's the V+V piece I received in the mail back in February:
Is that sentence awesome or what!? How could I ever do it justice? For two months, I spent more time thinking about Batman, Robin and airlines than a fanboy flight attendant. After much consideration, deliberation, conversation and exploration, here's what I ended up submitting:
Autocomplete: A Collaborative Coloring Book Exhibit
May 10th, 2012 - June 29th, 2012
V+V Northside Gallery | 3841 Spring Grove Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45223
Curated by Maya Drodz, Nick Paddock, Jackie Covert and Matt Distel
Thursday, May 10th, 5-8pm