For local artists, coming up with ways to introduce their work to potential new patrons can be a problem, but one group is licking it – with stamps.
Some of the area’s leading artists have converted a favorite piece of work into real postage stamps, and soon will be sending out evidence of their talent on personal correspondence, from mundane bill payments to Valentines.
Both the United States Post Office and Zazzle.com have interpreted the artists’ images into official, useable postage stamps.
Before these art stamps make their statements by sliding through mail slots, they go on view at 300 Senate. The exhibition, StampInArt, pushes the envelope on fine art. The exhibition will include both the work that inspired the stamp and the resulting stamps.
Some artists are considering incorporating their stamps into unique greeting cards or Valentines.
StampInArt opens Tuesday, February 2 during 300 Senate’s lunch serving period, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. when artists will put their first envelopes into the mail carrier’s bag, pushing their art “out there” to inspire recipients.
Meet the artists and see the artwork again during an Art and Dinner (off the menu) evening, 6 to 8 p.m.
StampInArt will keep on pushing the envelope on fine art through late May. These artists are participating:
Bobo Don Harwell
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