The LoLo was part of an ambitious group show, Streetopia
, held at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco from May to June, 2012. Streetopia
was created as a utopian city built in the gallery and spilling out into its surrounding environments. Streetopia linkThe Live Open Letter Office
) was shown as the city's utopian post office, and showcased small artworks from artists who work with community drop-in art programs in New Mexico, California, and Ireland. These sudios provide free materials and creative support, and offer a spirit of participation and connection for their artists, many of whom are living with very limited resources.
Contributing programs included:
ArtStreet, Albuquerque, NM
OFF Center Community Arts Project, Albuquerque, NM
The Thistle, Santa Fe, NM
Hospitality House Community Art Program, San Francisco, CA
Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
NIAD, Richmond, CA
DePaul Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
The artists generously offered inspired and brilliant work. It was shown on the walls of the LoLo and housed in post office boxes like letters and special gifts. Visitors were welcome to look through the pieces, and were also encouraged to send mail back to the artists or art studios through a mail drop set up in the Office.