Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Return to Mousetown

I've been going to JCCampbell Folk School for many years - both as an instructor and as a student and I've never heard of "Mouse Town" until my last visit in October.  People were asking "have you been to Mouse Town", or "have you seen it lately"? Quite frankly I was puzzled.  Turns out - Mouse Town is a very special part of the JCC campus that started years ago with a piece of pottery.  Some student decided to plant a piece of pottery in the shape of a mouse on the outside part of a building. What started as a joke,  caught on..... and grew... and grew.....
 People started leaving little artifacts on the wall and ledge.  Signs and little pieces of furniture - perfect for a mouse!
 All classes were represented including the metal workers.
 It's so darn cute and full of interesting things, you could pour over it for hours.
 A paper was started called the Mouse Towne Gazette and has been around for over 10 years.
What started as a joke, turned into something very special on the campus. I hope if you're ever in the area, you'll check it out.  I'll be going to JCC next week to assist with a marbling workshop.  Karen Tunnell, a gifted artist and fabric marbler, will be teaching the workshop. I can hardly wait.

1 comment:

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