Wednesday, July 8, 2009

in the Tennessean

Adore snail mail? Arcade art gallery wants your love letters

Will Ayers • July 8, 2009

While downtown dwellers and workers are crossing their fingers, hoping the 106-year-old Arcade Post Office won't be closed in a controversial cost-cutting measure, an art gallery just upstairs in the Arcade is adding its own voice to the fray.

Twist Art Gallery is asking fans of the Arcade Post Office, as well as devotees of the dying medium of old-fashioned mail itself, to create love notes to its beleaguered neighbor on postcards no larger than 5" by 7".

You need not be a professional artist to participate; the gallery owners just ask that you be creative. Postcards will be hung at the downtown gallery crawl on Aug. 1 and will be sold for $5 each to support future Twist art shows.

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