Postcard Project featured on Providence Daily Dose

Posted by Ian on Jan 26, 2012 in blog, news

A nice little piece of press on the Postcard Project was recently featured in the Providence Daily Dose:

Head over to the Granoff Center Friday for the opening party of The Providence Postcard Project — 1000 postcards,100 photographs, 22 neighborhoods — you may still have time to participate yourself.

The Providence Postcard Project, by artist Betsey Biggs, explores the familiar souvenir medium of postcards as a source of reflection by the residents of Providence on what meanings the city holds. Beginning this week, the project will be distributing pre-addressed, postage-paid postcards featuring photographs taken by Biggs during her visits to the neighborhoods of Providence. We invite you to stop by any Providence Community Library location, or the Brown Bookstore, to pick up a postcard or three and share your stories about Providence.

Starting January 27, the images and stories of the returned postcards will be on display in the lower lobby gallery of the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on the Brown University campus. Join us for the opening party to meet the artist, pick up a postcard and share your own stories.

[Additional note: I just grabbed a few cards up at the Brown Bookstore and they are very cool. The look is straight out of the golden age of postcards with old-timey looking photographs, textured card stock, and vintage font. Only a few left. I’m going to swap in some of the other images that I like. BC]

Opening party, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Friday, January 27, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street

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