Vin Bennett

On her postcard, Vin Bennett wrote the message, “life is a beach, find your wave.” 

Carpinteria Arts Center has launched a new challenge to the community to create artwork on stamped and addressed postcards. The arts center hopes the community will find an avenue to connect by using the postcard’s blank canvas to share their story of how the pandemic has impacted their life and how creativity has helped during these challenging times. Participants are encouraged to submit art, photos, gardening, poetry or recipes. 

Vin Bennett, a Simi Valley resident who has a vacation home in Carpinteria, recently created a postcard with a message, “life is a beach, find your wave” and shared a recipe on the back of her favorite at-home cocktail, a white Russian martini. Longtime resident Geri Campopiano shared a compilation of flower photos which was an exercise inspired by local Dr. Roland Rotz to find beauty in every moment by taking a photo each day. Campopiano’s message on the back of the postcard was, “In spite of a pandemic and racial injustice, there is beauty all around us.”

Blank postcards are now hanging on the fence at 865 Linden Ave. for pick up or email to receive cards by mail. All postcards will be displayed in the gallery window or hung in the courtyard and shared on social media. 

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