Along with our guests, we nibbled on lovely treats and listened to artists’ talks at our May 10th Exhibition reception. Nancy led us through a well-thought out and enjoyable quiz through many of the works.
Calligraphers and shoppers collaborated at the recent Handmade sale held at Neilson Park Creative Centre. The day provided plenty of lettering demonstrations to the public and the sale of beautiful original and printed calligraphic artwork.
An information packed evening of varying techniques used to decorate letters. Ramona showed us how to use Aquarelle watercolour pencils over debossed letters, Nancy took on gold gilded initials, and Susan demonstrated a variety of explorations with colours and patterns. Mark talked about famed Sherri Kiesel-styled capitals, which Nicol plays with above.
The Alderwood Library branch is hosting artwork from our Calligraphic Confederation Exhibition in celebration of Canada’s 150 years of Confederation. Historical, political, social, personal and poetic perspectives about our country are put to paper with traditional and contemporary lettering. October 2 – 31 , 2017.
In an informative presentation, Ramona Matthews imparts the history of Roman Cursive Writing, dated from about the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. Archaeologic findings of ink on wafer thin wooden tablets found near Hadrian’s wall in Vindolanda were discussed, as well as the the more commonly found diptychs. The laymen’s mode of handwriting for graffiti, inventories, invitations and general communications was compared to the structure of our present alphabet.
CAGT member Eileen Rademacher is at the NPCC Handmade show at Neilson Park Creative Centre today and tomorrow she receives a recognition award for Exceptional Service from Canada for her NPCC, community and international volunteer effort. (Photo Credit: Susan Mentis, 2017 )