Gould Library Events

Apr 10

The Covid Journal Project

An Exhibit by the Carleton Drawing Club (2020-2021)

Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Gould Library, 4th Floor
Image: KatieRose Kimball '23

Image: KatieRose Kimball '23

The Carleton Drawing Club (founded in 2017) is designed to welcome all levels of experience and to offer structure and community to drawing. Their focus during winter term was on creating COVID journals, and this library exhibit shares that work.


Fifty years from now, people the age you are now won’t believe [the coronavirus outbreak] ever happened (or will do the sort of eye roll we all do when someone tells us something about some crazy thing that happened in 1970). What will convince that future kid is what you are able to write about this, and what you’re able to write about it will depend on how much sharp attention you are paying now, and what records you keep.

    ---- Author George Saunders in a letter to his students


These sketchbooks have been a way to pay attention, record our thoughts and experiences during COVID, and will maybe serve as a personal letter to our future selves.

For more information about the Carleton Drawing Club, please contact Eleanor Jensen at ejensen@carleton.edu.

Sponsored by Gould Library Events. Contact: Zoe Adler