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Don’t judge a book by its tiny cover

Creativity Caravan stops in Shelburne Falls and Greenfield

  • Greenfield Public Library. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • The Creativity Caravan, which is home to the Tiny Book Show curated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, while it was at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • The interior of the 1965 Covered wagon RV which is home to the Tiny Book Show curated by Amy Tingle, and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • One of the 325 books in the collection of the Tiny Book Show, curated by Amy Tingle, and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, who made a stop at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Kiki Smith, of Shelburne Falls, looks at one of the tiny books in the Tiny Book Show's collection of 325, while the show was at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show, curated by Amy Tingle, and Maya Stein, is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Micah Goldstein, of Colrain, looks through a tiny book at the Tiny Book Show curated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, in their 1965 Covered Wagon RV, while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Goldstein contributed a book to the collection of 325 titled, "You Are Loved." Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their RV they call the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Some of the tiny books of the 325 in the collection of the Tiny Book Show curated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, in their 1965 Covered Wagon RV, while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Some of the tiny books of the 325 in the collection of the Tiny Book Show curated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, in their 1965 Covered Wagon RV, while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Jessica LaCroix, of Florence, looks at a tiny book with her daughter Eliza LaCroix, 6 1/2, while at the Tiny Book Show, curated by Amy Tingle, and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, with her other daughter Anna LaCroix, 9, and her partner Melissa Rudder, of Shelburne Falls, Sunday, June 12, at the Art Garden. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Amy Tingle, one curator of the Tiny Book Show with her partner Maya Stein, of New Jersey, sits in their 1965 Covered Wagon RV with visitors to the show while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Some of the tiny books of the 325 in the collection of the Tiny Book Show curated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, in their 1965 Covered Wagon RV, while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • One of the 325 books in the collection of the Tiny Book Show, curated by Amy Tingle, and Maya Stein, of New Jersey, who made a stop at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • A visitor to the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls makes her own tiny book during a workshop with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, curators of the traveling Tiny Book Show Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Amy Tingle, a curator of theTiny Book Show, with her partner, Maya Stein, both of New Jersey, holds the tiniest book they have in their collection of 325, while they were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls, Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Maya Stein, a curator of the Tiny Book Show with her partner Amy Tingle, both of New Jersey, helps Rachael Strycharz, of Sunderland, make her own tiny book at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Maya Stein, one curator of the Tiny Book Show with her partner Amy Tingle, both of New Jersey, helps visitors to the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls make their own tiny books Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their 1965 RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Maya Stein, one curator of the Tiny Book Show with her partner Amy Tingle, both of New Jersey, helps visitors to the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls make their own tiny books Sunday. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • A visitor to the Tiny Book Show, curated by Amy Tingle, and Maya Stein of New Jersey, in their 1965 Covered Wagon RV, looks through one of the 325 tiny books they have in their collection, while Tingle and Stein were at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls Sunday, June 12. Beginning on July 7, the Tiny Book Show is traveling from the east coast across the country with their RV called the Creativity Caravan, to as far west as the San Francisco bay area. Their final stop is August 20 in Newport, PA. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt



Recorder Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016

GREENFIELD — The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer and curated by The Creativity Caravan, made a stop in Greenfield on Monday.

The stop included an unusual, hands-on bookmaking workshop at the Greenfield Public Library on the library back lawn and in the Greenfield Room.

The Tiny Book Show features hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches in dimension, and made by artists of all ages from all over the world. This mobile exhibit is part of The Creativity Caravan’s program of offerings, including art workshops, online classes, school programs, and special events focusing on creativity, collaboration, and community.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Greenfield Cultural Council.

The stop in Greenfield is part of a summer-long cross country tour, including stops in Chicago, Salt Lake City, Portland, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, are the founders of The Creativity Caravan, headquartered in northern New Jersey, and will run the workshops.