Going Postal

One of the Centennial events will have an exhibition of Snail Mail.  A lost art in todays fast access via e-mail, tweets and iPhones.   Most mail received at your doorstep is a request for outstanding bills.   You may still be one of the lucky few who score  birthday cards.  It’s not the same thing to get your greetings via e mail.What exactly is mail art?  Vincent VanGogh sent illustrated letters in 1876,  he was prolific and illustrated the exterior as well as the interior of his letters while asking for money.  We’re talking about just the outside of an envelope here.  It’s not just pretty handwriting,  some  take the stamp into consideration.  This adorable submission came from a seven year old, who’s Montessori School participated as a  class project. This is a universal open call for mail art.  No age or talent barrier.   Beautiful letters will be arriving from all corners of the world.  The letters are not opened, they will be exhibited as art and shown on the LULA web site for everyone to see and enjoy.   Tracy Coffey of the CRA is setting up a special page at http://www.lakewortharts.com.  To showcase the letters as they arrive celebrating Lake Worth”s 100 year.   The letter below was created and then xeroxed and then fashioned into an envelope.    You can create a collage, let your creative spirit soar.  Just make sure you leave the bottom half inch clear for the post office.   For more inspiration and ideas. 

This was one I enjoyed a lot, It started with a school project and years later was  submitted to my mail art exhibition.  The message on the outside read ” 29  cents ago “

Submissions are now open thru Jan 18, 2013  Will write more on this topic as it is near and dear to my heart and you will then see my submission.    Address the envelopes to:

Lake Worth 100                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           29 South “J” Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lake Worth, FL 33460

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to Going Postal

  1. sam says:

    Cool, I have a box addressed to my great grandparents here in Lake Worth. I’m not sure how old it is, I would say at least 50 years old, but I should take a picture of it and send it in.

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