you’ve got mail Lake Worth Fl.

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.

most recent arrival

most recent arrival

 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.DSCN1380

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.

John Cutrone showing  the Lake Worth Centennial envelopes that have arrived from around the world.

John Cutrone showing off  Lake Worth Centennial envelopes that have arrived from around the world.

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.

so much to choose from

so much to choose from

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.      DSCN1375Google 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     DSCN1378  Attend the next “Real Mail Fridays” at tDSCN1369he Jaffe Center for Book Arts Nov. 1, 2013 3 -6 p.m.

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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