Do You Wanna Know a Secret?

When artist Frank Warren handed out 3,000 postcards to strangers in 2004, inviting them to write down their secrets and mail them back, he probably didn’t anticipate that the PostSecret project would grow into what it is today: an ongoing blog, several books and a traveling exhibition — the latter of which opens tonight at Foothills Art Center.

The PostSecret display at Foothills is a compilation of Warren’s postcards arranged around the center, which should work nicely with an auxiliary show called INTENTION: The Nude. “It’s a smaller exhibition of sculptures and paintings of nude figures, kind of playing off of PostSecret,” explains Foothills spokeswoman Annetta Crecelius. “People are revealing their secrets through the postcards, where these nudes reveal secrets of the human form.”

Both shows open with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will run through June 26. And mark your calendars: Warren himself will be at Foothills on May 21 for a lecture and book signing. Foothills Art Center is at 809 15th Street in Golden; call 303-279-3922 or visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.
April 29-June 26, 2011

 
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