Postsecret Art Show at Former Georgetown Staples Store

Postsecret Art Show from December 15th until January 8th
Wed, Thurs, Fri 6pm-10pm
Sat & Sun 2pm-10pm
Former Georgetown Staples Store,
3307 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

December 14th: open to public for Kristin Brooks Hope Center Benefit Open 6pm-10pm with a $10 donation

Two thousand personal secrets artfully rendered on postcards will be displayed at the Postsecret art show sponsored by the Washington Program for the Arts/Corcoran in Georgetown from Dec.15 until Jan. 8.

“The confessions are constantly engaging, original and well told.”
—New York Times

“A fascinating public airing of private thoughts.”
—Time

“Sublime”
—Business Week Magazine

Curator Frank Warren will be displaying the anonymous secrets as well as dozens of 6-by-4-foot billboards from the All American Rejects music video inspired by the PostSecret project. Although Warren has had art shows showcasing his singular collection of postcards from around the world before, this show will be by far the largest.

Warren’s book, Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, will be released at the art show and will soon be available at book stores. This hardcover book includes hundreds of postcards from the website and some that have never been posted before.

When asked about the upcoming show’s turn out Warren states, “This is the first major exhibit with the book release. I’m very excited since the website is now receiving over 2 million visitors every month. I’m hoping this will allow us to make a large financial contribution to the Hope Center and raise awareness for (1-800-SUICIDE).”

On December 14th there will be a special fundraiser open to the public for the National Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE), a twenty-four hour hotline for those in crisis or who are suicidal and their loved ones. There will be a $10 entrance fee and a silent auction benefiting the Kristin Brooks Hope Center, which runs the National Hopeline Network.

Plan to attend this event of “private ideas and feelings we all have but rarely voice”. Attendees will also have the opportunity to release their own secrets into a clear mailbox made by DC tape sculpture street artist, Mark Jenkins. Blank postcards will be provided at all showings. Feel a sense of community among strangers.

The next major Postsecret exhibit will be at Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Postsecret at:
http://www.postsecret.com

Learn more about the National Hopeline Network at:
http://www.hopeline.com/