“She never missed a single art show that I did,” she said. “You can’t do something like this without people who are kind.”
After the show, Silverman plans to turn some of the pictures into postcards, which she will use to mail thank-you notes to the participating artists. The rest of the pictures will be given away, in line with the International Union of Mail Artists’ philosophy of distributing free art.
The pictures are displayed from top-to-bottom on one wall at Angles and Art, with chairs facing them. Silverman hopes that people will come in, make themselves a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate and lose themselves in the art.
“I want everyone to take a deep breath and take a break from whatever is going on,” she said. “No one is saying ‘buy this.’ There aren’t many places like that.”