COVID Card #201

November 22, 2020 | 0 comments

Card 201 was inspired by the art of Lucile Blanch. Compared to most of the female muralists I’ve encountered (and measured by what is available on the web — admittedly a less-than-definitive resource), Ms. Blanch was quite prolific — and I really like a lot of her work. Her work covered several genres, a few of which can be seen in the holdings at the Whitney’s website.

Blanch created four post office murals: Osceola Holding Informal Court with His Chiefs (Fort Pierce, Florida), Crossing to the Battle of Blue Licks (Flemingsburg, Kentucky), Rural Mississippi (Tylertown, Mississippi), and Appalachia (Appalachia, Virginia).

Just for fun…here’s a spouse-swapping photo of Blanch, her husband Arnold, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. Fun times

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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