We Want Your Secrets!
Your secret is safe with us . . . as long as you don’t mind if we exhibit it in a gallery along with a lot of other secrets. The Hush Hush Project, an anonymous art project where the true hopes, regrets, fantasies and confessions of the people in our community are shared is open for submissions.
The public is invited to anonymously submit secrets via postcard to an exhibit that will open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on February 2. The rules to participate in The Hush Hush project are simple: participants can submit any secret (examples: a fear, an unseen kindness, a betrayal, a funny experience, a desire, a humiliation, etc.) as long as the secret is true and has not been shared before; use a 4x6” postcard (create your own if you like); the message should be brief; and the lettering should be clear and bold. Contributors are encouraged to be creative and include images, if they wish, along with words. Participants may send as many secrets as they like, but only one per postcard (the complete secret and image should be on one side of the card).
The Hush Hush Project is the brainchild of The Tinderbox, an artist collective sharing space in downtown Brattleboro. The group of diverse artists is engaged with enabling and inspiring artists in the community to “create art for the sake of art”. The Tinderbox is organizing this exhibit in partnership with the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and members of The Tinderbox will be distributing blank postcard invitations throughout the community during the coming weeks. The Hush Hush Project was inspired by PostSecret, a Maryland based project that began in January 2005. PostSecret has produced a website (www.postsecret.blogspot.com) and several best selling books. For more information about the Tinderbox, visit http://www.myspace.com/thetinderbox. The Hush Hush Project will be on display at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center from February 2 through March 4, 2007.
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is located in Union Station at the intersection of Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142 in downtown Brattleboro. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in front of the Museum or next door at the Marlboro College Graduate Center. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972, whose mission is to present art and ideas in ways that engage, educate, and inspire audiences of all ages. Compelling new exhibits by regional and internationally acclaimed artists are shown each season. The Museum Gift Shop, free to the public during regular Museum hours, features an assortment of cards, games, books, prints, educational and gift items including work of many local artists. The Museum is financially supported by grants, donations, and sponsorships, and by membership and program fees.