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[BKARTS] Kalligraphia 2006 at SFPL



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:
Sherri Eng

April 28, 2006                                                    (415)
557-4282; seng@xxxxxxxx

 

Scribes Offer Free Demonstrations as Part of Kalligraphia Exhibit

 

Calligraphers will share their artistry with the pen and brush during
free public demonstrations as part of Kalligraphia, a special triennial
exhibition on display June 4-Aug. 31 in the Skylight Gallery at the San
Francisco Main Library. The demonstrations will offer the public a rare
chance to see accomplished artists ply their tools and methods from the
Western lineage of writing.

       

Kalligraphia will feature recent artwork by members of the Friends of
Calligraphy (FOC), a nonprofit Bay Area group founded in 1975. This year
marks the 11th time FOC has held Kalligraphia-a colorful, non-juried
show highlighting a wide range of calligraphic techniques. Original
works on display will include broadsides, manuscript books and
three-dimensional pieces.

 

Calligraphers will showcase their craft on Sunday afternoons, from 2-4
p.m., in the Main Library's Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room during the
following demonstrations:

 

June 11:            Christine Colasurdo - Writing Italic with a Brush

June 18:            Christopher Calderhead - Making an Instant
Manuscript Book

July 2:               Meredith Klein - Creating Colorful Envelopes for
Correspondence

July 9:               Georgianna Greenwood - Mastering Materials for
Calligraphy

July 16:             Carl Rohrs - Writing Large: La Spazzola Grande

July 23:             Christopher Stinehour - Writing in Stone

July 30:             Judy Detrick - Writing History: the Uncial Alphabet

Aug. 6:              Melissa Titone - Writing with Color

Aug. 13:            Sherrie Lovler - Writing with Wood Tools

Aug. 20:            Ward Dunham - Handwriting from Reeds to Fountain
Pens 

Aug. 27:            Carla Tenret - Making Decorated Letters: "Tangled
Versals"

 

The demonstrations and exhibit are free and open to the public. 

       

Friends of Calligraphy is an internationally-known guild whose
membership includes some of the most highly regarded lettering artists
in the world. Committed to furthering the art of calligraphy, FOC
sponsors a year-round program of public workshops, lectures and classes.
FOC also publishes an illustrated journal and quarterly newsletter. For
more information, contact FOC at P.O. Box  425194, San Francisco, CA
94142 or visit www.friendsofcalligraphy.org
<http://www.friendsofcalligraphy.org/> .

       

Kalligraphia is sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts
and Special Collections Center of the San Francisco Public Library. The
Library's Special Collections Center also houses the Richard Harrison
Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering, the Robert Grabhorn Collection
on the History of Printing and the Development of the Book, and the
Schmulowitz Collection of Wit and Humor. For more information, please
call (415) 557-4560.

 

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Asa Peavy, Program Manager

Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book

Arts & Special Collections Center

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.557.4560

F: 415.437.4849

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Through May 31: How to Survive an Earthquake: A Humorous Look at San
Francisco, 1906. How earthquake survivors used shared humor as a
survival tactic. First-person and newspaper accounts, artifacts,
photographs and ephemera from the San Francisco History Center, as well
as contemporary works of humor from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit
and Humor (SCOWAH), Book Arts and Special Collections Center.

 

June 4 through August 31: Kalligraphia 2006: An Exhibition by Members of
the Friends of Calligraphy. Opening reception Sunday, June 4, 2-4 p.m.,
Skylight Gallery. In addition to the exhibit, a number of programs and
demonstrations of calligraphy techniques and materials are scheduled
throughout June, July, and August. For details, please visit
http://sfpl.org/news/releases/kalligraphia06.htm.

 

Both exhibits are in the Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor, Main Library. (The
main entrance is on Grove St., across from the Civic Center BART
station.)

 

 


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