Last year we began our Banned Books Trading Card program to celebrate intellectual freedom and reading. We selected seven local art entries to turn into trading cards, and passed out one card each day of Banned Books Week. This year, we’re continuing the project. However, if you’d like a full set of trading cards from last year, you can purchase them here.
Our call for submissions in 2012 resulted in 46 entries from local artists of all ages and backgrounds. From September 30 – October 6, all of the submissions were on display in the library lobby and the original artwork for the seven selected pieces were on exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center. Many of the submissions are on display here as well – just click on an image to read the artist’s statement about the piece.