Take in a day of art.
"Art in Communication”, the 10th annual 100 Artists show at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will be closing all bids on this incredible art this afternoon at 5:00pm.
Participating artists received a blank letter through the mail and were asked to write a thought, a story, or whatever they so choose and then send to their “partnered” artist. The artists had over three months to transform the writings into their work of art.
This year’s 100 Artists theme was inspired by a First Day Cover stamp art collection found by gallery owner Mary Lou Zeek at an estate sale. All of the 1960’s first day of issue postage envelopes were addressed to Dennis Rowley of Snowflake, Arizona, with special artwork printed on the envelopes and an old school font style that only a ribbon-style manual typewriter could produce. This ephemeral collection conjured up ideas of pen pals and hand-written letters… a correspondence style that now seems a rare luxury in this modern day of email and short message texting.
Visit the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, walk a few blocks and visit the Hallie Ford Museum for a day of artful living in downtown Salem.