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mail art exhibition


I came across this through Pinterest so thought I'd share:

We would like to invite you to participate in an exciting new exhibition and catalog entitled Postage and Handling Included. Here’s the scoop…
The Archives of the Eternal Network intends to exhibit its mail art holdings from the permanent collection and has created a local community initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to serve as an adult and after school arts and communications program for high school students in Pagosa SpringsColorado. This will provide students with a hands on arts program and an internship at the museum archives. The emphasis is on creativity, artistic enjoyment and getting connected to and knowing the international network of artists who send art to each other through the mail. Students will be surrounded by thousands of works of art and have access to our art library. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in multiple international exhibitions over the course of the year.

Through the Postage and Handling Included exhibition, students will be taught basic art skills for creating and documenting mail art which will be sent out to mail artists around the world. As responses come back from artists, students will study incoming works and be taught archival and curatorial skills to document and publish the incoming works on the show’s exhibition blog and learn how to create and publish a physical catalog. Students will then participate in the planning, installation and publicizing of the physical exhibition at the Archives of the Eternal Network here in Pagosa Springs.

All contributions to this exhibition will be documented, exhibited, published and become part of the permanent collection of the Archives.

Dates: Exhibition Opens in May 24, 2013
Deadline for participation is April 20th, 2013

MAIL CORRESPONDENCE TO:

ARCHIVES OF THE ETERNAL NETWORK
POSTAGE AND HANDLING SHOW
135 Country Center Dr. STE F #10 
Pagosa SpringsColorado USA 81147

For those of you enjoying the pleasures of mail art, here's an opportunity to become part of a collection and help a school project at the same time.  Sounds like win - win to me.  There's plenty of time to join in....


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