The United States Postal Service will host a virtual event for the first day of issue, for its soon to be released Fruits and Vegetables stamps.
The event will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11am eastern time. The backdrop will be the historic Capitol Market in Charleston, WV. The market and retail establishment is built on the site of a railroad depot dating back to the late 1800’s.
Those appearing in the event will be Isaac Cronkhite, USPS chief human resources officer and executive vice president and Nichole Greene-Jenkins, executive director of Capitol Market in Charleston, WV.
From the USPS news release:
"The U.S. Postal Service captures the classic beauty of still-life paintings with the release of stamps featuring 10 different images of fruits and vegetables. Each stamp features a different arrangement: red and black plums, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, carrots, lemons, blueberries, red and green grapes, lettuces, strawberries, eggplants and figs.
News about the stamps are being shared with the hashtags #FruitsandVegetablesStamps #ProduceStamps.
Inspired by the artistic traditions of Renaissance Europe, artist Robert Papp used real fruits and vegetables as models. After sketching his subjects, he transferred the drawings to canvas mounted on hardboard and created 10 stunning oil images of fruits and vegetables. Postal Service Art Director Derry Noyes used those images to design 10 stamps, which are being issued as First-Class Mail Forever stamps."
The event will be shown on the USPS social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, on Friday July 17, 2020 at 11am eastern.