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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mail Art Highlights This Week

Thursday Night
January meeting of the Correspondence Co-Op.
Kelly P -- see anything familiar on the table?
And, for those of you who have asked, yes there are guys in the group too.
They seem to be a little camera shy but three were there on Thursday night.

Thursday Co-Op Meeting
There is always lots to share and then there is show-and-tell
and food....and a little wine..
not a bad way to spend an evening.
In fact, many of us look forward to this  every month.

Thursday Night
Miss JH--Red Letter Day and the fabulous Alice S sharing a moment.

FRIDAY -- the Tables of Content show opened at the Berkeley Museum
with a noon talk by Robert Warner.
A bunch of the Co-op members trooped over to hear the lecture
and look at all those tables of content...

The thirteen boxes Ray Johnson gave to Bob Warner filled with all kinds of  things...

Some think Ray Johnson was the father of mail art
Ray Johnson

...including loads of envelopes he worked on and saved...
and mail Johnson received...

Bob Warner (left) with a table of contents of boxes...can you see all those envelopes?
And there is JH herself on the far right....I understand she will be writing a blog post on this event so check her blog Red Letter Day in the next week or so to see it.

Warner with audience and some of the contents of the boxes on the tables.
Very interesting talk - I was told a video of Werner's talk will be posted on the museum website so you can see it for yourselves....
Berkeley Museum

(that would be today)
WHO would ever think of deconstruct an airplane and MAIL THE PIECES?????

Claire Healey & Sean Cordeiro: Par Avion (American debut)
This was really amazing -- I have never seen anyone mail pieces of plane before.
And from Australia to San Francisco. They mailed them directly to the gallery.
Frey Norris Gallery

They are selling the whole set of mail art plane pieces if any of you want to buy them!
I'd sure like one but you have to buy the entire set.

I read a review of the show in the newspaper this morning and also read it closed today.
I raced right downtown because this I had to see. What a shame I didn't know about this earlier and pass the word to my mail art pals in SF.
At least you get to see the photos!

I need to sit down with a cappuccino and relax after seeing all this mail art this week.
I have Incoming and Outgoing Mail photos to post but I think I will save those for the next time.
If you live in the Bay Area, check out the Berkeley Museum show.

Send some Mail Art this week.


  1. Your pictures turned out so much better than ours. (leave it to the professional!) great post as always. That mail art plane was wild!

    1. Thanks for the ride to Berkeley, the company and the comment, Sally!

  2. Am blown away. Gotta catch my breath! Whew! :)

  3. Wow! I have never seen anything like mailing plane pieces... What a cool idea.

    1. I know -- I think so too. I sure wish I could buy one of the plane pieces but you had to buy them ALL -- not to mention it was far beyond my budget. So happy I got to see the show.

  4. Thank you so much for capturing Bob Werner. I was so bummed I couldn't make it due to a planned studio day; unfortunately I got sick, so no fun (or productivity) occurred at all! :(

    1. Oh, too bad, Gina. But you should be able to watch the video of his talk when they post it on the museum web site. Feel better soon!

  5. An airplane??? The best, why not right? Looks like a fab event...xox Corrine

  6. Wow, I can't believe what amazing events you have access to in your area...nothing like that around here. Thank you so much for sharing here, so I can experience them vicariously!

    1. Andria--we are lucky here. Where do you live?



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