Greetings! You’re invited to participate in the Post Mail Art Projekt’s Mail Art Workshop, which shall take place on Saturday, November 15th at 2:00pm in the Post Memorial Art Reference Library, located at 300 S Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. This workshop is FREE and open to adults 18 and older. Space is limited, so registration is preferred. To register, call the Post Memorial Art Reference Library at 417-782-7678 or email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “MA Workshop” in the subject line and your name in the email proper.
The aim of this workshop is to provide the basic how-to of creating mail art (thus postage will not be provided). Items on hand include: typewriter, cutting mat, rotary cutter, paper cutter, glue sticks galore, tape, colored pencils, sharpies, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, various papers and card stock, select rubber stamps, magazines and other material for collages, memo pads, name badge stickers, receipt books and other bits and pieces. You’re welcome to bring along any other materials that you would like to work with, such as ticket stubs, particular paper, collage material, rubber stamps and so on.
Let us (create) mail art: Saturday, November 15th, 2:00pm, Post Memorial Art Reference Library…
Toward the end of twenty-thirteen, I became increasingly interested in mail art. After perusing a couple of books on the topic and concluding brief (albeit scientific) research via the Internet, I was taken. Taken not only by the intrigue of the pieces themselves, but by the potential for marrying art and accessibility, art and activism. That, along with the fun of creating and the flattery of receiving tangible correspondences, led to thoughts, ideas, conversations and collaborations, all of which led to the conception of the Post Mail Art Projekt. Initially, the project began as a Facebook group which encouraged members to correspond creatively via the postal service. As interest grew, the project evolved into a formal call for mail art. Following is a sampling of responses to the call:
via Roland Halbritter (Germany)
Found at the Joplin Public Library
via Stefano Fossiant Sini (Italy)
via Leslie Simpson (Missouri)
via Robert Ridley-Shackleton (UK)
Thus concludes the preview. Kindly save the date for the exhibit proper, which is throughout January 2015 in the Post Memorial Art Reference Library in Joplin, Missouri. A special thanks to Leslie, the director of the Post Library, and many thanks to all for your mailings. This is the type of project that is the brainchild of any and all involved, as each entry collected shifts and shapes the scenery. That said, I await your response to the call (through 1 December 2014) at Post Mail Art Project, Post Memorial Art Reference Library, 300 S Main Street, Joplin, MO, 64801. Good day…