Yes, Lake Worth. Some of the finest calligraphers and artists have submitted to our Centennial Mail-Art project. It has it’s own web site where each and every submission is now show cased. ” Lake Worth 100″Centennial’s dead line is looming.
Deadline for submissions Nov. 15, 2013 What’s better than looking at art? Having it arrive on your doorstep! Our City Hall is first to see the arrivals, where they are collected, waiting to be catalogued. Final destination our own Lake Worth Historic Museum. The initiative of AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt, member of IUOMA International Union of Mail Artists that now celebrates it’s 25th year.
Friday Ms Hunt had the pleasure of presenting these envelopes to a group that appreciates this type of art form at FAU. “Real Mail Fridays” meets once a month at FAU in the Wimberly Library, 3rd floor Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Since it’s inception, this group has grown, that now, they have moved into the actual exhibition space from the studio to accommodate the growing attendees.
Director John Cutrone over sees this massive collection of one of a kind hand crafted artist books at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. There are over 8,000 gems in that unique collection. The Center offers workshops and classes in bookbinding, book structures, paper decoration, paper making and other related topics. “Real Mail Fridays” is free, donations accepted.
On hand for the pleasure and use are imported inks, cards, luxury stationary, pens with nibs, the newest addition washi tape. There appears to be a growing interest in what almost is a lost art form, as cursive is no longer taught in many schools. Letter writing groups around the country are springing up and Mail-Art is a beneficiary and gaining wider appreciation. Google Mail-Art and head straight to images and be amazed. If your interest has been aroused, send “Lake Worth 100” an envelope. They are never opened, on back of envelope include your e mail and you will be notified of it’s arrival. Or, decorate the back as well Attend the next “Real Mail Fridays” at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Nov. 1, 2013 3 -6 p.m.