Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9ruvAzT5M to watch a short video about the presentation of the first Alyonka Mail Art Exhibition in Yoshkar-Ola in October 9, 2006.

The catalogue of Renewing the Goddess mail art show organized by Emily Townsend, West Windsor, NJ, USA. The blog of this ongoing project is here: http://goddessy-art.livejournal.com.

Envelope of the letter received from Emily Townsend.

Anti-smoking mail art post card created by Clemente Padin, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Reverse of the card received from Clemente Padin.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Last month I wrote this article for a local newspaper issued for students and school children. The article is about mail art, its history and present day. The editor of this newspaper is my wife Valentina. To illustrate the story she took the image of Valery Shimanovsky's mail artwork sent to Martin Amstutz, Switzerland. The title of this article may be translated as "It's a Miracle, It's Not a Letter!"

In this envelope Alyonka Show documentation was sent to Fabio Sassi, Bologna, Italy. Almost the same envelope will be sent to another Italian mail artist - Domenico Severino.

Envelope from Mark Hammond, Kanazava, Japan.

Mark Hammond finished add&pass post card started by Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

One of impressive artworks created by Maria Dimaki, Giannouli (Larissa), Greece.

Maria called this series "Alyonka and Her Pet".

In her letter Maria explained that it was engraving on an animal's x-ray.

Other examples of Maria Dimaki's artworks.

Envelope received from Maria Dimaki, Giannouli (Larissa), Greece.

Envelope in which Alyonka documentation will be received by Marie Bernadette Dupont, Bouvigny Boyeffles, France.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Envelope of the letter sent to Martin Amstutz, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Let it be something like an "epilogue" to his Incredible Green Cat project.

The envelope of Matrin Amstutz's letter (front side) containing Green Cat poster and a bar of Swiss chocolate.

Other side of Martin's envelope.

To create this artwork Denis Charmot used powder of instant coffee. You can see the same drawing on a t-shirt that I put for the opening ceremony of Alyonka exhibition (October 2006 archive).

Thursday, November 16, 2006

This card was sent to me in a transparent plastic envelope. It was created by Martine Ramade, Les Arcs, France.

I had to cut the stamp to open the card. This is what I saw inside.

Reverse of the card by Martine Ramade, Les Arcs, France.

Martine wasn't satisfied with one artwork. He created another card dedicated to Alyonka.

Front side and reverse of the card sent as a contribution to "Coffee - How Does It Make You Feel?" project (http://clou.websiteanimal.com) initiated by Cindy Lou, Louisville, KY, USA.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Post card created by Lezbag (www.lezbag.blogspot.com), Portland, OR, USA.

Reverse of the card received from Lezbag.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Chocolate Alyonka Has Gone to The Museum. The article with such a title appeared in newspaper "Rabochy Put" issued in Smolensk, Russia. It tells about mail artists and visual poets Dmitry Zimin and Edward Kulemin, and their participation in Alyonka project.

By the way, Dmitry and Edward have announced their own media art project called IN_FORMATION. I strongly recommend taking part in it!

Visit http://in_4mation.blogspot.com to find out the details of this call. Posted by Picasa

Another informative article appeared in one of the newspapers of Nizhnekamsk, Russia. It is written by Valery Shimanovsky's daughter Anastasia. The article tells about participation of SHIrMA group and other artists of Nizhnekamsk in the project and in the show. The title of this story may be translated as "Ivan Fell in Love with a Very Sweet Girl Alyonka". Posted by Picasa

One more card from Turkey arrived the same day. This collage was created by Seda Ikizoglu (www.sedaikizoglu.com). Posted by Picasa

Mail artwork by Tolga Remzi Ozcelik, Istanbul, Turkey (www.tolgaremzi.com). Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 10, 2006

Alyonka's Scarf. Mail art on a post card received from Marie Anakee, Manalapan, NJ, USA.

Backside of Marie Anakee's card dedicated to Alyonka's scarf.

Envelope of the letter with wedding congratulations from Valery Shimanovsky received on the 15th of September.

Love Each Other! This is how we may translate the slogan of mail artwork collaged by Anastasia Viktorova, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Collage on envelope sent last week to Valery Shimanovsky as a contribution to his "Yelabuga - My Love!" mail art project.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Front side of the card received in September from Keith Bates, Manchester, Great Britain.

Reverse of the card created by Keith Bates.

This mail artwork was created by Angel Bortot, Merida, Venezuela. It is entitled "Alyonka conoce a Botticelli".

Envelope of the letter received from Angel Bortot.

Envelope received from Canadian mail artist Steven Renald.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Surrealistic artwork created by Sylvie Gallet, Bragny sur Saone, France.

Add & pass Alyonka card started by Valery Shimanovsky and finished by Sylvie Gallet.

Sylvie will receive documentation on "Alyonka" in this collaged envelope. It will be my contribution to her "Christmas/Noel" project.

Mail artwork created by Rolando Zucchini, Umbria, Italy (http://www.zetau.it).

Reverse of the card received from Rolando Zucchini.

Collaged card created by Logrina, Donetzk, Ukraine. She has just finished her "Time is the Artist" project (http://logrina.nightmail.ru) and issued "Zazerkalmius" magazine # 4.

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