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Try Your Hand at Calligraphy: A Calligraphy Fair with the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Calligraphy evolved into a fine art practice in the mid-20th century, and it continues to be reimagined by artists today. To keep the art of beautiful lettering alive, it must be practiced.

Join us and the Chicago Calligraphy Collective for an interactive and family-friendly event focused on the history of handwriting. Enjoy demonstrations of different lettering styles, participate in hands-on lettering activities, and tour our current exhibition, A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print. This event is open to writers of all ages.

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting the study, practice and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications and strives to enhance public awareness and interest in the calligraphic lettering arts.

This event is part of the programming inspired by the Newberry exhibition A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print, open September 9 through December 31, 2022.

Details

Date:
December 3, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.newberry.org/calendar/try-your-hand-at-calligraphy

Organizer

Newberry Library
Email:
publicprograms@newberry.org
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Venue

Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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