More Information, contact Robbin Zella at 203-332-5052 or RZella@hcc.commnet.edu
POSTSECRET’S FRANK WARREN
TO APPEAR AT HCC SEPTEMBER 10
BRIDGEPORT— Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret exhibit
now on display at the Housatonic Museum of Art, will appear at Housatonic
Community College Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Event Center in Beacon Hall.
the businessman who took the art world by storm with the exhibit, will
speak and conduct a book signing. Warren has authored four PostSecret books
that have made the New York Times best seller list.
exhibit was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington D. C. in
cooperation with Frank Warren and has been made possible through the Werth Family
Foundation. It has traveled the country since opening in Washington, D.C. in
2004, consists of anonymous postcards, many of them handmade, on which people
have written their innermost secrets. Warren has culled some 400 postcards from
the more than 250,000 he’s received for the exhibit.
“Warren’s exhibit taps into the universal stuff of being
human, - the collective level of existence that defies age, culture,
gender, and economics,” said
Museum Director Robbin Zella. “The cards reveal our deepest fears,
desires, regrets, and obsessions.”
The cards, carefully and creatively
constructed by hand, are made from cardboard, old photographs, wedding
invitations and other personal items artfully decorated. They have
been sent to Warren from all over the world.
“The exhibit brilliantly reveals that human emotion can be unique
and universal at the same time,” Zella said. “The secrets
in the cards are provocative and profound, and the cards themselves
are works of art.”
Warren is a small business owner who started
PostSecret.com as a community art project. The website won two Webby
Awards in 2006 and this year was named Weblog of the Year.
Arizona native now living in Maryland, began the project in 2003, handing
out 3,000 postcards to strangers, asking them to write down their secrets
anonymously, and return the cards to him. He requested that the secrets
be true and things that hadn’t been shared with
After the first exhibit, word of the project spread and
arriving from every continent. They continue to arrive at the rate
of 1,000 per week.
Warren, who is author of four successful PostSecret books,
has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20,
CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR and Fox News says, “I have been asked many
times why I started this. It still feels to me as though this project
found me. All I try to do is make the right decisions every day to
protect the integrity of the project – and
learn to trust the journey.”
The museum is located on the campus
of Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, less
than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte 8 (Exit 1) in downtown Bridgeport,
a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free event parking is available
in the HCC garage.