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The Bennetts perform at the Upstairs Arts Space (part 2)

John M. Bennett and C. Mehrl Bennett perform at the opening for Vispostal, a mail art exhibition at the Upstairs Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio, June 3, 2018. In...
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The Bennetts perform at the Upstairs Arts Space (part 1)

John M. Bennett and C. Mehrl Bennett perform at the opening for Vispostal, a mail art exhibition at the Upstairs Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio, June 3, 2018. Je...
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"21.05.18 Dare Ms. C. Mehrl Bennett, ...generally, I like dogs (cats too, for that matter) but I'm not necessarily crazy about them. I am however especially fond  of so-called  "visual poetry". I find your collaboration…"
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Visual Mom is attending Chris Wells's event

VISPOSTAL at Upstairs Arts Space

June 3, 2018 at 2pm to August 1, 2018 at 12am
Please send visual poetry, however you define and practice it, for inclusion in VISPOSTAL, an exhibition to celebrate visual poetry in mail art. All forms of visual poetry are welcome, including but not limited to concrete poetry, typewriter art, asemic writing, calligraphy, found poetry, erasure poetry or other altered texts, and mixed-media works incorporating words, letters, and/or writing. Any technique welcome. 2-dimensional, A4/letter-sized or smaller preferred. No jury, no fees, no…See More
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Visual Mom commented on TIZIANA BARACCHI's group TIZIANA BARACCHI (1952-2018)
"Virginia Milici informed me that she was returning home from a mailart congress when she had the heart attack. Now she is in the heARTs of Mailartists all over the world. We will not forget her."
May 8
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This is the former TIZIANA BARACCHI Embassy Club. Tiziana Baracchi sent out plastocollage since the eighties. Friends of Tiziana and of Embassy of Venice join this group and if you have received plastocollage or other work from her in the years, please share it here. Om May 7th 2018 she suddenly died due to a heartattack. This group is turned into a remebering archive for Tiziana Baracchi. May she be remembered and rest in peace. See More
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2018 : IUOMA 30 years old

On the upper corner of the IUOMA at NING it reads:On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.So, in 2018 it seems we will still be here in NING thanks to all the members that donate, and we have the peasure of celebrating 30 years of IUOMA and 10 years on NING.This groups is to start with ideas on how we will do that. We are now quite large, so we can surely think of something good to do. Start a discussion when…See More
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Mail-Artist since:
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I'm enjoy sharing my art and having an artist/poet support network which is more important to my creativity then institutional attention, which is often more stifling then supportive. These days, mail-art is more the NORM for me then the creation of art objects. I've been working more in 2-D with graphics software anyway, and that is well suited to creating small book editions and mailart multiples. My spouse, John M. Bennett, and I were able to meet Clemente Padin & other Latin American visual poets/ experimental writers in 2008 in Montevideo Uruguay, and to enjoy Paris France with Nicolas Carras and Alan Revich for a week. In 2009 we presented visual poetry in Mexico City at the X Bieniel, and since then also at Montevideo, UR and Buenos Aires, AR. In 2011, flux fests enabled us to perform fluxus scores in Chicago (between 2011-2017 six Chicago Fluxfests!) and NYC; and at Roanoke VA MAF and now, AfterMAF annual events, plus the occasional Minneapolis gigs via Musicmaster and MN Book Arts events. I've became more involved with artist stamps when I helped Ginny Lloyd to research/edit articles for a book about 30 women artistamp creators who've contributed to her artistamp archive. It is listed at Around the same time (end of Sept.'12) Fantagraphics released The Last Vispo (1998-2009) for which I'm one of four contributing editors. Both those editing opportunities came about because of a desire to stay active and involved with the network.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
C Mehrl Bennett
137 Leland Ave.
Columbus OH 43214

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Collab by Vizma Bruns and C Mehrl Bennett

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 10:09pm 1 Comment

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Scanning & Sharing Mailart here or on Facebook platform

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 5:06pm 7 Comments

I put more weight on a reply via snail mail than on any kind of online documentation by the recipient of my mailart. And I hope my mailart contacts are not offended when I do not scan and document online the mailart they send to me. I am old-school in that regard. Though occasionally I might scan & post mailart I receive, it's only done on a whim, not with any regularity.


Posted on January 18, 2017 at 4:18pm 1 Comment

Mailart Spreadsheet Documentation

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 8:55pm 3 Comments

Per spreadsheet documentation I've maintained the past 13 months: Approximately 50 mail artists correspond with me with an average of 7 exchanges per contact during that same period. (There were many exchanges I did not average in, because only one or two exchanges occurred in this period, which may've been submissions to M.A. exhibits/projects; also, I threw out the highest exchange mail artist, Otto Sherman, for purposes of averaging m.a. exchanges.) 

This spreadsheet…


Letter started, never finished or mailed, to mailartist Lon Spiegelman from 1985:

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 10:46pm 3 Comments

Dear Spiegelman,

I don't really know that the mailart community is all that interested in our live little mailart product, but since you made such a big deal out of Ben Bennett's birth when guest editing Judith Hoffberg's Umbrella newsletter, I can understand how you might want to follow up on it. Your son, Lon, is one of the main events of your life, so you can appreciate Ben's impact on us. Yet I tell you, the majority of artists I meet in the live social scene of Columbus…


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At 6:38pm on April 16, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao bella immagine con cappello " compleanno artistico 2017!  ti abbraccio . b

At 10:43pm on March 7, 2018, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks. I Received you wonderfull mail. Tomorrow I send you my mail art. Please when I received send  e-mail. 

At 6:49pm on March 1, 2018, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks. I hope you mail art. My adress. Sabela Baña

C/Posse nº 28-1º E

   15009 A Coruña


At 4:14am on June 16, 2017, Bob Jones said…
At 4:12am on June 16, 2017, Bob Jones said…
Greetings...If of interest
At 4:23pm on May 11, 2017, Angie said…

Hi! Thanks for the friendliness and I look forward to getting your artistamps. I'll send you something tooooooooooo

At 10:24am on April 11, 2017, Carina said…

Hello Visual Mom! Greetings from Finland. :)

At 8:06pm on June 17, 2016, stripygoose said…

Thanks for the fluxfest Chicago card and for announcing bird's safe arrival. Check out the other arrivals here bird arrivals blog

The next 365 project is just starting the chicken series

Thanks for being part of the project!

At 7:55pm on April 19, 2016, Celestino Neto said…

Convocatória 2st Edition of Engraving Post

At 4:56pm on March 16, 2016, stripygoose said…

You're on the 365 list - thanks for joining in, friend!




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