Droitwich Spa is a small town with not a single one art gallery. It is difficult to find a venue when you wish to show the art. But some of the local businesses are very keen to help and promote arts in the town throughout the year.We have been offered to show a small section of this year’s project in two different venues. As for the limited space, the number of chosen artworks is very small and we are hopeful that there will be new opportunities in the future to show more.
Park’s Cafe in the centre of the town is a popular cafe/bar/restaurant and the meeting point to many town’s groups. They hold monthly exhibitions of local artists and wished to display a small selection of mail art.
Jesus Morales from Caracas, Venezuela, has sent us his mail art for the first time. Unfortunately, we received his postage after the exhibition was set up, so it didn’t make a part of it. However, this great mail art is a part of the small selection of works that are displayed in Park’s Cafe, a popular local meeting place.
On Tuesday, 2nd August 2017, the exhibition was set up and opened for public in the public library gallery in Droitwich Spa. I was overwhelmed with a number and a quality of artworks as they were arriving, but once when everything was set up on the gallery walls – it all came together as a fantastic display of creativity.
157 artists from 26 countries contributed to “Long Live the Art!” mail art exhibition. I found lots of fun in preparing the exhibition, from photographing each entry to a bit of research work and creating individual artists’ pages online. Continue reading
Neiva Mattioli Leite is an artist from Porto Alegre, Brazil. She is a member of Grupo Galha Azul, which mail activities are making art books and mail art. Neiva sent us a gentle painting of ballet dancers in a style that combines two great masters – Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Sirlei Caetano is an artist from Porto Alegre in Brazil. She is also a member of the art group Grupo Gralha Azul. She is contributing her art to numerous mail art projects and exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. She sent us a collage that connects different arts – paintings, ceramics, ballet, performance…
Jane Beatriz Sperandio Balconi from Porto Alegre, Brazil, is an artist who has contributed to many mail art projects and exhibitions. She sent us lovely mixed media postcard.
Carmen Remedios from Porto Alegre in Brazil is a member of art group Grupo Gralha Azul. She has participated in many mail art projects and exhibitions. She has sent us a mixed media postcard, a reminiscence of prehistoric cave art.