Sunday, November 21, 2010

Love Letters Toronto 2010

There are some great images I have the pleasure of sharing thanks to the brilliant work of photographer Robert J. Brodey. Thanks to Love Letters participant Anne Mandlsohn for bringing him to the show and for sharing these photographs with me. This exhibition was made possible with the support of WIA Projects and their brilliant symposium, Performing Feminist Culture, their great team who were in touch with me leading up to the show (Pam, Stephanie, Maggie, et al.) and the very accommodating staff at XPACE Cultural Centre.

In the coming weeks I'll post the exciting news about future exhibitions, and how Women's Studies programs and Love Letter-ers are finding creative ways to be involved in the project.

Love Letters participant, Anne Mandlsohn, and one of her contributions

Monday, November 1, 2010

WIA projects' Symposium Approaches!

Tomorrow I will be spending the day installing Love Letters at XPACE Cultural Centre in Toronto (58 Ossington Avenue), and the exhibition will be on display until Saturday, November 6th. I am so excited to be part of this Symposium, and share the great letters that have been arriving in my mailbox in the past few weeks.

Please come celebrate with me at XPACE on Friday, November 5th from 5-8pm. On top of some fantastic mail art, there will be a performance by Leena Raudvee and Erika DeFreitas at 6:30, so don't miss it!

Here's the facebook invite for the party. Hope you can make it!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Call for Submissions - Toronto Exhibition

I am excited to share with you all of the information you need to submit your love letter to be part of the exhibition in Toronto in November!

If you are interested in having a copy of the information in PDF poster form, please refer to the contact information below. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the project.

Call for Submissions: Mail Art
Love Letters to Feminism

Create art and write the words that explore your personal relationship with feminism.

I want to know what kind of relationship you have with feminism:

Are you in a long-term relationship?
Is it unrequited love? A love triangle?
Do you have a crush on feminism?
Perhaps you are having a lovers’ quarrel?

Submissions to the exhibition should include:

An artwork/letter that has a maximum size of 8.5x11 inches.
Your name, mailing address, email address, and a short bio on a
separate page.
*Please include the appropriate extra postage inside your envelope
if you want your work returned.
Maximum 3 works per person.

Deadline: 15 October 2010

Work will be exhibited at WIAprojects Symposium, Performing Feminist Culture, at XPACE Cultural Centre [58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto] in November 2010 and will join the Love Letters Collection for future and online exhibitions (unless you indicate otherwise)

Mail your love notes to:
Love Letters to Feminism
c/o Carolyn Jervis
10433 - 85 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6E 2K2

Questions? Want to learn more about the project?

Monday, July 26, 2010

And the love grows...

Hello love letterers,

I am excited to announce that the show is making another public appearance this year. In November Love Letters will be part of the WIAprojects Symposium, Performing Feminist Culture. And in preparation for this fantastic and exciting event, I will be putting out another Call for Submissions this week to keep growing the exhibition.

Want to be part of the conversation? Make sure to check back here at the end of the week to find out how you can submit some love of your own!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Love Letters in Montreal

Last Saturday, Love Letters to Feminism was dusted off and exhibited at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Montreal. I was invited to show it as part of the Canandian Women's Studies Association Conference, and what a lovely experience it was. Here are some pictures from this most recent incarnation of the show:

See all of the photos right here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Updating the Mail

Hi Lovers,

Such exciting news to share with you!


You may have noticed my lack of follow-through on the promise to turn this blog into an online gallery. I've been pursuing some other exhibition opportunities, and I'm pleased to inform you that a very exciting one has materialized.

Thanks to the support of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Alberta, namely Professor Dr. Meagher, Love Letters to Feminism will be exhibited in some incarnation during the Canadian Women's Studies Association Conference in Montreal, which runs from May 29-31. Make sure to watch the blog to find out about viewing opportunities if you are going to be in town for the conference or for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference.


If you happen to be an alumni of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Arts, check out your own mailboxes for a bit of Love Letters. This spring Work of Art magazine, the arts alumni publication, features a story about the project. Keep your eyes peeled. And if that article is what brings you to the blog, welcome! Make sure you check the posts from the archives to see more images from Love Letters' exhibition.

The love for feminism continues. Thanks for being a part of it.