I’ve teamed up with friend and fellow artist, Ellen Warfield to participate in this great project to help the currently endangered United States Postal Service. The USPS Art Project was created by artists Cristina Massey, and the concept is very cool and apropos during this time of social-distancing. Two artists team up – each starts one artwork and snail-mails it to the other to be completed. The two resulting collaborative pieces are then mailed in to one of the participating art galleries to be exhibited in a group show. Ellen and I have sent our pieces along to the Ely Center for Contemporary Art. Details below.
ArtNet News reported on the significance of the USPS Art Project and how it has grown: “A Quarantine Mail-Art Initiative Challenged Artists to Collaborate Through the USPS. Hundreds Answered the Call.”
New Haven Independent article “Ely Center Gets Special Delivery”
Arts Council Greater New Haven article, “Ely Center Steps Into The Moment”
51 Trumbull St
New Haven, CT 06510
Exhibition Dates: Sept 13 – Nov 1st, 2020
Gallery Hours: TBD
The Ely Center of Contemporary Art is extremely excited to host the USPS Art Project on-site! The USPS Art Project was started by artist Christina Massey as a call to action for her fellow artists to support the United States Postal Service amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The concept is simple — artists each begin artworks for their collaboration partners to finish, sending them to each other by mail. It is designed to help artists feel connected while practicing social distancing, and in doing so, supporting the financially struggling USPS at the same time. Free and open to all to participate, collaborations range from works on paper, to miniature quilts to even tiny ceramic pots.