Thursday, January 31, 2013

One Thousand Love Letters

This project is about love and love letters.
Love letters are an endangered species and it’s one that we can save.
Let’s write our hearts out… 

One Thousand Love Letters
Project by Brattleboro Area Artists, Spearheaded by Dalia Shevin

Hello fine folks! This post is directed at all you LOVERS in Brattleboro, Vermont. Are you out there?? 

I found this amazing event via a friend on Facebook and was impressed by two things. ONE, we've had some pretty bad stuff happen in our town, we've had floods, murders and most recently threats of possible violence in our sweet schools, BUT this project focuses on LOVE. Aren't you ready for a little news related to LOVE?

TWO, I'm impressed because a lot of people are using Kickstarter to fund projects- some get funded and some don't. But, this one got super dooper OVER funded. Watch the video and you'll see what their original goal was and how much they actually got. AMAZING.

“One Thousand Love Letters” is a project conceived by local artists to create a participatory community art installation that is both an invitation and a challenge. Beginning during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 1st and culminating two weeks later on the Friday after Valentine’s Day, the public is invited to a temporary space in downtown Brattleboro, to write one thousand love letters. Participants can define a love letter as broadly as they like. Letters may be written to people living or dead, people known or unknown to them, to animals, places, or even objects—anyone or anything to whom they wish to express their love.


The letters will be written and some displayed in the Letter Lab, a studio and gallery located in the storefront of the former Sanel Auto Parts building at 47 Flat Street. The space has been transformed by local artists into a beautiful environment that will provide a warm spot to sit and relax into the tactile experience of handwriting or typing a love letter. Side by side with neighbors and strangers, participants will have the opportunity to write their hearts out. Visitors will also be able to view some of the love letters on display during the run of the project. Materials will be supplied, and writing prompts and ideas will be available to help you get started. All you need to bring is a desire to express your love.


Following Gallery Walk night, the Letter Lab will be open daily from 12 pm to 7 pm, and hot tea and cocoa will be available to help warm participants’ hearts. There will also be a late night love letter writing marathon beginning at Noon on February 9th, and ending at 1 a.m. the next day. The One Thousand Love Letters project will end with an evening performance of letter reading and music on Friday, February 15th. 

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