We all need a little creation, connection and art these days. We designed the Lamont Gallery’s first ever Art by Mail postcard exchange to spread and receive some joy during the 2020/2021 winter season. As you can see, a number of talented artists and postcard-lovers joined in the fun; we received postcards from 4-year-olds and retirees, creations from local artists and current students and some pretty wonderful postcards from people who said “I’m not an artist.” Some traveled from as far as New Mexico and others came to us from people living in our own campus community.
Every person who created and mailed a postcard to us received a handmade postcard in return. We hope that this event provided our participants with some creativity and joy this winter. The act of creating something by hand for someone else – even if you do not know that person – can be pretty meaningful. Perhaps this collection of Art by Mail will inspire you to create something for someone – or for yourself.
The following postcards were made by students at the Harris Family Children’s Center. All artists are between 4 and 5 years old and we were so excited to have them join our postcard exchange.