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USPS Art Project to Have First Exhibition at Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center will be the first to host an exhibition of artwork in the USPS Art Project. The USPS Art Project will be on view at the Pelham Art Center Gallery August 1-August 31, 2020.

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 for everyone to participate and interpret for their own creative process, the collaborations range from works on paper, to miniature quilts to even tiny ceramic pots.

This will be the first physical exhibition of USPS Art Project artworks since it first began in April.  Pelham Art Center invites visitors to view the exhibition in groups no larger than 8 people this August. All current health guidelines must be followed. The Pelham Art Center Gallery is located at 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803. Summer gallery hours are: Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday.  The exhibition will also be open for the first Sunday of August during Pelham Art Center’s Community Art Day, 1pm-3pm. After exhibiting at Pelham Art Center in August, the USPS Art Project will travel to Ely Center of Contemporary Art.

For details on how to participate in the USPS Art Project, mailing guidelines, and recommended health guidelines for participating artists, visit http://www.cmasseyart.com/news/2020/4/24/the-usps-art-project

Artworks completed as part of The USPS Art Project should be mailed to Pelham Art Center no later than July 18th. Artists mailing artwork to the Pelham Art Center must fill out this form prior to mailing in order to join the exhibition. Artists may submit no more than 3 pieces to the exhibition.

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The USPS Art Project and Pelham Art Center advise everyone to be vigilant with the safety of their own health and others and careful when participating in this project to protect not only themselves, but also mail carriers and their collaborating partners. The USPS Art Project and Pelham Art Center cannot be held responsible for the health of any participating artist and gallery visitors.

Pelham Art Center is a non-profit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study and experience the arts, foster lifelong arts appreciation and thereby strengthen the community.  The Art Center was founded in 1970 and now serves more than 16,000 people each year. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Community Foundation; Pelham Community Members and Annual Fund Donors.
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