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.
Mara Caruso is an artist from Porto Alegre, Brazil, who works in various media and creates and researches art books. She is one of the co-organisers of the touring exhibition ‘Self Portraits Project’. Mara is a member of the art group Grupo Gralha Azul.
Jeanete Ecker Köhler is a Brazilian artist from Porto Alegre. She is a member of Grupo Gralha Azul, an artistic group that mainly creates art books, correspondence art, organises workshops and art research.
Márcia Leal is an artist from Praia da Vitória, a town on the small Azores island of Terceria, Portugal. She is collecting postcards for some time now and she decided to put her collection on her blog. She sent us a collage postcard “The Many Faces of Art”.
Piroska Horváth from Ried im Innkreis in Austria is an artist who mostly works in traditional techniques, and her themes are often flowers and landscapes. She is working on the subject with a playful stroke of the brush and her colours are rich and expressive.
Piroska sent us 3 of her abstract paintings.
Cristiane Ziegler Leal is a visual artist, pattern designer and graphic designer from Santa Maria in Brazil. She was working on many art projects, research projects and teaching groups. She has sent us her postcard titled “Corpo Ideal” that is about how today’s society is bullying us to fit in all in the picture of ideal beauty.