Frank Warren: PostSecret

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts ( view map )

   

“I have been asked many times why I started this. It still feels to me as though this project found me. All I try to do is make the right decisions every day to protect the integrity of the project – and learn to trust the journey.” - Frank Warren

Frank Warren is the sole founder and curator of the PostSecret Project—a collection of over 500,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never voice.

Warren's first book, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives is a New York Times best-seller. He followed it up with My Secret: A PostSecret Book, The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book and his most recent, A Lifetime of Secrets. In 2009, he released a PostSecret book focusing on religion and spirituality, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God, which reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. The PostSecret website has been awarded six weblog awards including “Best American Blog” and “Blog of the Year”. In 2012, Warren was honored by the Webby Awards as “People’s Voice” for “Net Art”. His traveling exhibition of PostSecret cards was recently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Warren has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR, and Fox News. USA Today called Warren, “An award-winning blogger, a first-time author, an artist with a traveling exhibit, a possible documentary subject, the inspiration for a music video and the all-around media ‘it’ boy of the moment.”

Curricular connections

Curricular connections use live performance and exhibitions to engage students and enhance classroom lessons.

For more information regarding Curricular Connections materials for the Performing Arts Series, please contact Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach at chenauskyc@appstate.edu.

Sponsor: 
Office of Arts & Cultural Programs
Contact name: 
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office
Contact email: 
boxoffice@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 
(800) 841-2787
Admission: 
$20- Adults / $18.40- PICK 5 / $10- Students *PICK 5 Discount is only applicable on tickets purchased at the box office or over the phone.

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