It is my pleasure to FINALLY announce an opening for the letter project!! I'm so excited!!
The exhibit is going to be an installation, with the letters that I received between the summer of 2013 and 2014 at a P.O.Box in downtown Charlottesville, prompted by questions I put out into the internet via tumblr and asked people all over the world to answer anonymously, in their own handwriting. Every time I got a letter it was such a wonderful surprise :)
The people who wrote varied in age from in their teens to in the 80's, and the envelopes and pen colors are of an amazing variety. Some people included stickers or photographs with their answers, some illustrated within the margins, some people printed out my questions and left space for their answers, writing in their stories in a format that resembled an academic exam.
I cherish this collection of letters and would like to do this again sometime, so let us call this the fist of many letter projects! I can't wait to put them all up on display for you to read through them and examine their contents the same way I did when I opened them. It really is thrilling!
Here is the postcard invitation with the show information:
I hope to see as many of you at the show as can make it! I'm really looking forward to sharing these letters with you all :)