The 31st Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective will be held at the Newberry Library, March 20—June 16, 2017 in the R.R. Donnelley Gallery on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:15am until 5:30pm and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:15am until 7:30pm.
The Opening Reception will be held in Ruggles Hall on Saturday, April 8 from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Calligraphy demonstrations by Judith Joseph, Calligraphy in Woodblock Printing, Timothy Botts, Springboards to New Letterforms, and Lisa Kivland, The Flag Book Structure will begin at 11:30am and end at 1:00pm.
Pamela Paulsrud will present The Adventures of Treewhispers in the United Arab Emirates at 1:00pm.
Pamela will share stories and images of the Treewhispers project (www.treewhispers.com) that was invited to travel to the United Arab Emirates twice last year. The installation of handmade paper with stories, art and poetry relating to trees was exhibited in the 2016 Sharjah* 7th Calligraphy Biennial. Though predominantly Arabic Calligraphy from contemporary artists across the Islamic world, there were over 206 calligraphy artists taking part, including other calligraphy masters of different cultures and traditions, totaling 683 works. A return visit was made only months later to teach paper making primarily to children at the Sharjah International Book Fair—an 11-day literary carnival with over 1500 publishing houses participating from 64 countries; and attracting more than 1.4 million visitors from all over the world. *Sharjah is the neighboring state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The Exploration Awards presentation will immediately follow the program.