Event Details


Time: June 3, 2018 at 2pm to August 24, 2018 at 8pm
Location: Upstairs Arts Space
Street: 4601 N. High St. Suite 200
City/Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Website or Map: http://www.whitneyandventola.…
Event Type: mail, art, exhibition
Organized By: chris wells
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2018

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Event Description

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 returns. Please no obscenity or overtly political/religious content. Documentation of the event, including a list of contributors, will be posted online (IUOMA-Ning and Facebook).

Please send up to three individual works to the following address, with “VISPOSTAL” written somewhere on your envelope/postcard or on the back of your artwork:

C. Wells
P.O. Box 230
Worthington, OH 43085-0230

The opening will be June 3, 2018, at the Upstairs Arts Space (4601 N. High St. Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio, USA). The works will be hung through July 2018.

Your work must be received by May 26, 2018, to be included.

More information about the Upstairs Arts Space:


The following artists have contributed to this event:

John M. Bennett (USA)
C. Mehrl Bennett (USA)
Pietro Romano Matarrese (Italy)
Petra Schulze-Wollgast (Germany)
Lorenz Mueller-Morenius (Germany)
Tiina Kainulainen (Finland)
Mikel Untzilla (Spain)
Clemente Padin (Uruguay)
Carl Baker (Canada)
Kyle Flemmer (Canada)
Rosalie Gancie (USA)
Sacha Archer (Canada)
Cynthia Morrison (USA)
Ilmar (Estonia)
José Rufino (Brazil)
Antonio Cares (Chile)
Silvia Soares Boyer (USA)
Daniel C. Boyer (USA)
Lars Schumacher (Germany)
Hugo Pontes (Brazil)
Jan Theuninck (Belgium)
Richard Baudet (France)
Paul Thaddeus Lambert (USA)
Cinzia Farina (Italy)
David Kjellin (Sweden)
Willie Marlowe (USA)
Roberto Scala (Italy)
Fatima Queiroz (Brazil)
Michael Orr (USA)
C. Petry (USA)
Reed Altemus (USA)
Scott Helmes (USA)
Dawn Nelson Wardrope (Scotland)
Johannes S. H. Bjerg (Denmark)
Billy Bob Beamer (USA)
Ficus strangulensis (USA)
Rafael González (Spain)
Anissa Redjem (France)
Kay Sobjack (USA)
Jennifer Weigel (USA)
Jim Leftwich (USA)
Private World (USA)
Keiichi Nakamura (Japan)
Ptrzia (TICTAC) (Germany)
Thomas M. Cassidy/Musicmaster (USA)
Sharon Silverman (USA)
Richard Canard (USA)
Daniel de Culla (Spain)
Dona Mayoora (USA)
Nancy Bell Scott (USA)
MP Landis (USA)
Borderline Grafix (USA)
Steve Dalachinsky (USA)
Susan Olcott (USA)
Keith S. Chambers (USA)
Sabela Baña (Spain)
Ruud Janssen (Netherlands)
David Drum (USA)
Brinkinfield (Great Britain)
Rita Bourland (USA)
Lisa Berg (USA)
Eberhard Janke (Germany)
Stephen Nelson (Scotland)
Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)
Claire Dinsmore (USA)
David Chirot (USA)
Bruno Chiarlone (Italy)

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Comment by chris wells on July 31, 2018 at 2:42am

The final contributor to Vispostal is Bruno Chiarlone (Italy). Thank you!

The exhibition has been extended until August 24, 2018. There will be a closing event held on this date. Thank you once again to all our contributors who have made this event so spectacular.

Comment by chris wells on June 19, 2018 at 3:34am

I received some work a bit after the deadline from the following contributors, but I was able to include it in the exhibition after the opening:

Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)
Claire Dinsmore (USA)
David Chirot (USA)


Comment by chris wells on June 9, 2018 at 2:12pm

Thank you, Nancy and Claire. Here is Part 2 of the Bennetts' performance at the Upstairs Arts Space. If you have never seen C. Mehrl Bennett's "Nobody's Surprise," you're in luck, because it's here, along with other compelling scores.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on June 8, 2018 at 3:14pm

Agree with Claire. The exhibit, the photos, the video -- everything looks fabulous. Great work, Chris --

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on June 8, 2018 at 1:10am

Looks great!

Comment by chris wells on June 8, 2018 at 12:19am

Comment by chris wells on June 6, 2018 at 2:06am

I am *just* getting started. There are *many* more photos to come.


Comment by chris wells on June 6, 2018 at 1:28am

Because of the volume of photos, I am planning to upload them to a blog at Tumblr I have created for the purpose. I will post the link here and on the Facebook event when I have the first batch uploaded.

Comment by on June 4, 2018 at 2:19am

Can't wait to see more, it looks fab!

Comment by chris wells on June 4, 2018 at 12:32am

Thank you again, everyone! We had a wonderful opening with a very memorable performance by John M. Bennett and C. Mehrl Bennett! I will post more photos and a video of their performance in the coming weeks. I have updated the list of contributors in the event description. There is anticipated to be a few additional contributors as well that did not make it by the deadline. These will be exhibited online and possibly in the gallery as well.

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