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"Many thanks to Katerina N., Elly D. & Carolyn W. for participating in the #bananahat challenge! Richard Canard has expressed interest (thankyou!) but still awaits a banana that will sit still long enough on his head to have its photo taken.…"
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"Beautiful, Carolyn! Please message me here at IUOMA with your snail mail address, so I can mail you an artistamp sheet based on this project. Thanks!"
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Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"Here is mine, nice project! #bananahat"
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Richard Canard commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"21.01.21 "Visual Mom" has developed a super idea (#bananahat Challenge) for these pages &  I look forward to the numerous & varied responses from fellow IUOMA members.  Ms. Katerina Nikoltsou & Ms. Sabrina S,…"
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Richard Canard commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"Post Scriptum: A dear correspondent has been sending me some  new  "Chiquita" banana stickers.  There seems to be a variety of well Known or famous artist's  images (in cartoon form) on the stickers. (I doubt the…"
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Richard Canard commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"20.01.21 Dare Ms. Visual Mom, ...well, I must admit, this "banana on the head" business is the perfect beret for the "mail artist". I'm somewhat surprised that such a fashionable idea has not surfaced before now (or am I…"
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Visual Mom commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"I mean... Wunderbar !"
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Visual Mom commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"Oh! This banana hat is also a bird -- Vundabar!"
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"Many thanks for your participation in the Banana Hat Challenge, Sabrina. Those are very good B+W photos you took! I have your address"
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Sabrina S commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
" Or maybe this one. I don't know. By the way, it was impossible to get such an elegant banana hut like Katerina, because the banana was to long for my short head. "
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Sabrina S commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"Taking pictures in my flat is tricky... light is bad, there is no neutral backround... so I guess that is the best I can offer. "
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Visual Mom commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"Many thanks for your pARTicipation Katerina! Lovely contrasting background for the banana, you have!"
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Sabrina S commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"Gorgeous, Katerina! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Visual Mom's blog post Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!
"C.M., are we going bananas?  Be sure to celebrate February 21, World Banana Day, coming soon!"
Jan 17

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Mail-Artist since:
1977
My Website (without http://):
http://cmehrlbennett.wordpress.com/
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 or canvas paintings. 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 again, ten years later, in 2019 we performed in a gallery space in Mexico City. We were invited back to Montevideo, UR to perform at Mundial Poetico and then to present visual poetry in a gallery and presented videos for Video Bardo event in Buenos Aires, AR. In 2011, flux fests enabled us to perform fluxus scores in Chicago (between 2011-2018 seven Chicago Fluxfests!) and in Staten Island & NYC; in Toronto Ontario 2019. During most of that time we also partook in annual Roanoke VA MAF and AfterMAF 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 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ginnylloyd. 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 USA

cmehrlbennett@gmail.com

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Will you take the #bananahat challenge?!

Posted on January 16, 2021 at 10:10pm 13 Comments

Here are your instructions, should you choose to complete this mission:

  1. Balance a banana on your head long enough to take a headshot photo of yourself.
  2. Post the photo to me via jpeg using FB messenger or IUOMA message or email to cmehrlbennett@gmail.com or 

     You can snail mail me a print & I will scan it for use in…

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Posted on December 4, 2019 at 2:36am 1 Comment

Hannah Höch Birthday Box Project

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:44pm 2 Comments

CLICK HERE for source of audio for my HHBD Box project documentary

and then CLICK HERE to see my YOUTUBE video, which through some accidental glitch has a strange spiral distortion to it. The one I posted to IUOMA (2018 and after) Facebook site is not distorted. …

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R.I.P. Steven Donald Dalachinsky

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 3:30am 3 Comments

I received this collaged postcard from Steve Dalachinsky this month, but didn't get around to a reply before he passed away yesterday. He said he didn't have a lot of mail art correspondents anymore, but we knew Steve personally because of shared poetry circles, where Steve was a shining star. Our son crossed paths with Steve at Sun Ra Arkestra earlier on the same day he experienced a stroke. Later that day he performed his poetry at "A Book About Death" 10th Anniversary Exhibit at Islip Art…

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At 8:32am on August 9, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Many thanks for all that you send xxx

Wear that mask :-)

see the blog:

At 9:10am on May 25, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

ah, CRETE!

Thank you xxx

At 1:28am on October 24, 2019, Mary Anne said…

Just checking - Heleen thought it was Noriko not Nioriko Shimizu?

At 12:06pm on October 3, 2019, Judith Dagan said…

Mehrl. I would love to exchange art with you. I admire your work and johns also. I am not too good with social media but love the variely of art I find at iuoma. I've become less prompt and reliable in replying to MA. Most of my friends here are cool with that.  Shanah Tova. 

At 9:07am on October 1, 2019, Charlotte Geister said…

Hi Mom, best holidays with a lot of wonderful days! I will look out for your mailart!

Best wishes Charlotte

At 8:50am on August 3, 2019, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Super great!

Many thanks for ALL that you send xxx

see:

At 3:23pm on April 8, 2019, jon foster said…

I have no moniker, just boring Jon.

At 7:46pm on April 4, 2019, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks Catherine.

At 9:32pm on September 8, 2018, Bill Porter said…

Hi Mehrl,

I also remember times gone past. Thanks for the friend-vite. My best to you *and* your spouse!

~Bill Porter @ The Olathe Poste

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

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

 
 
 

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