PostSecret: Not Just for Mail

Last month, the Hillayer Art Space hosted an exhibit like no other. The show was entitled “PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God,”  and is a reference to a recently published book by the artist.

PostSecret is a movement started by Frank Warren. The premise of PostSecret is that it is “an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.” Millions of individuals from around the world have mailed Warren their secrets on a simple postcard. What is a “secret,” you ask? Recent patrons have mailed such postcards as:


or maybe this one:

They can be as controversial as:

The one rule is that it must be a “secret,” or something withheld from someone. Warren describes his efforts as attempts to bridge the gap between us all, to realize a universal human emotion that we all feel.

While the show at Hillyer closed last month, we encourage you all to visit to read more about upcoming shows.  Maybe you’ll even share a “secret” of your own.


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