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We’re soooo excited for this irreverent and surprising installation by Crackerjack & Kid!!
Please join us for an Art Gallery Opening Reception

Friday, May 18th from 7:30-9pm
Carry Out Cafe & Catering
155 State Street
Newburyport, MA

(reservations not required)
Tasty tidbits and wine served.

Featuring father and daughter exhibit by artists…
Lauryn Welch & Chuck Welch

ARTIST BIO Lauryn Welch

Lauryn Welch is a painter and mail artist from Peterborough, New Hampshire. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently taking some time on her own to develop her projects on color and pattern recognition. Her work has a neurotic life of its own, oscillating between irreverent humor and compulsive repetition. She has been featured at the Sharon Arts Gallery, as well as TEDxWoods Hole presented by Dr. Roger Hanlon. For more about Lauryn and her work, visit http://cargocollective.com/laurynwelch

ARTIST BIO Chuck Welch

Chuck Welch is a writer, papermaker, musician, and mail artist who pioneered the creation of the World Wide Web’s first virtual reality art museum, The Electronic Museum of Mail Art: www.actlab.utexas.edu/emma/ He and his daughter, Lauryn are members of Ray Johnson’s legendary New York Correspondence School of Art. Welch was among the first artists to write and publish books about mail art networking. He is widely known for linking the international mail art movement with the internet in 1991. Welch is particularly fond of creating artistamps and was among the first artists to be involved with the evolution of that new genre. His mailart pseudonym, CrackerJack Kid, was created in 1978 when he realized while eating a box of crackerjack candy and pulling out the free surprise, that mail art too was like receiving a surprise in every mailbox. He is a Fulbright recipient, and National Education Association Hilda Maehling Fellowship scholar. Welch’s artwork and books appear in leading museums and research collections around the world including the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art’s Library collection of artists’ books.

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