Traveling Craft Suitcases
Each suitcase is a traveling gallery which allows students to interact with the art works and, in some cases, the tools used to create them. Lack of school or community resources for lengthy field trips need no longer be a barrier which keeps your students from experiencing the richness and variety of art and craft traditions in Kentucky. With our suitcases, the art, along with everything you need to effectively present it to your students, comes to you!
The mail art suitcase comes with the following items:
Works of Art
Fifteen laminated pages of mail art pieces made by professional mail artists and student mail artists from around the world!
Books and Magazines
R.F.D. County! Mailboxes and Post Offices of Rural America by Bill and Sarah Thornbrook Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology edited by Chuck Welch, Article by Ronnie Cohen, Please Mr. Postman Look and See..., ArtNews, Vol. 80, Dec. 1981, p. 68-73. Article by Guy Bleus, John Held, Jr., and Carol Stetser, The Question of Mail Art, Umbrella, Vol. 14, No. 1, June 1991, p. 16-17. Article by Chuck Welch, Mail Art Network Source and Flow, Art Paper, May/June 1991, p.2-13. Article by Florence Laffal, Mail Art, Folk Art Finder, Vol. 13, No. 3, July-September 1992. p.4-8, First International Mail Art Manifesto, Umbrella, Vol. 5, No. 4. September 1982, p. 120/ Review of Mail Art Then and Now by Thomas McEvilley, Art Forum, Vol. 23, September 1984, p.112 , Mail Art: Crisis
Lesson plans, resources, and descriptions/discussion questions about the works of art.