Have you heard of “mail art”?
Mail art is a worldwide cultural movement that began in the early 1960s and involves sending visual art (but also music, sound art, poetry, etc.) through the international postal system. Mail Art is also known as Postal Art or Correspondence Art.
One of the largest mail art shows is coming to Parksville this February. Oceanside Arts Council will host the “Mail Art Olympix” in the Joe Cunningham and Nemeth Galleries from February 1, 2011 to February 26, 2011. Everyone is invited to the free opening night, Thursday, February 3rd from 7 to 9pm at 153 McMillan Street Parksville.
The “Mail Art Olympix” consists of 860 works of art by 340 artist from 41 countries which were sent to the curator and organizer of the show, artist Ed Varney. The show is divided into three themes, self portraits, stamps designs, and manifestos. This is an exhibit and none of the works of art are for sale.
For more information visit Oceanside Arts Council on the blogroll.