The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds and a group of his students after a long alliance with the Society for Italic Handwriting in England. We were first known as the Western American Branch of the Society for Italic Handwriting, one of the oldest calligraphy guilds in the United States.
Formed in 1969 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1973, we support Lloyd Reynolds’ vision: “Through study, understanding, and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.” PSC holds the following as its Core Values: Education, Inclusivity, Creativity, Integrity of Craft, Humility, Encouragement, Curiosity & Joy.
We offer an extensive workshop program aimed at all levels of skill. Our teachers include internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local talent. We sponsor an annual weekend retreat during the month of February at the Menucha Retreat Center in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. The Guild also exhibits members’ artwork in an annual non-juried show.
Even non-members can attend monthly meetings. We'd love to have you join us!
December Member Meeting
7:00pm in the Morrison Room at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, on December 12.
Donya Burmeister will demonstrate and give tips on how to write on various objects, including ornaments and rocks. It will be a hands-on evening so members should bring an oblique pen and pointed nib (such as a Gillot 303 or a Principal) to participate in the fun.
Donya will be providing the ink and ornaments so don’t ransack your beautiful tree!
In addition to the presentation by Donya, we will be celebrating a busy and successful 2016 with cake and special giveaway prizes. Come join in on the fun and help us celebrate our wonderful organization and look forward to big things in 2017!
Though it was discussed at the last general meeting that the board would not be meeting again in the 2016 calendar year, we have decided to meet one last time at 5:30pm in the Bishop Scott Room (downstairs) at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, on December 12.
- Inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits
- Rest relax and be revived
- Play guilt-free to your heart’s content
- Be totally inspired by the scenic beauty of the Columbia River Gorge*
- Enjoy six (OR nine) delectable meals, made from scratch by someone else
- Start new projects or finish old ones
PSC will award 3 partial scholarships, available online at the PSC website. After October 1.
We invite you to come and share in this relaxing and stimulating weekend that has been so special to all of us for so many years.
New participants are welcome to come enjoy this amazing weekend of sharing with fellow calligraphers.
Arrive on Thursday OR Friday afternoon to set up your workspace and enjoy time meeting and greeting friends, old and new.
Following dinner, you are welcome to join us for a bit of fellowship, sharing and whimsy.
*see www.menucha.org for photos and more information about the facility
You must register by Wed, Nov 23, 2016. For more information, contact Christine Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Portland Art Museum is currently featuring a show of Corita Kent’s work, Spiritual Pop. The show lasts through January 29, 2017. In conjunction with this show, the art museum has planned the following lectures:
Art and Conversation Thursday, Oct. 20. 9AM Coffee and 10AM lecture in the Whitsell by the curator of prints, Mary Weaver Chapin. (This lecture is free for seniors over 62.)
Corita King and the Language of Pop On Sunday, Dec. 4th, special guest lecturer and expert Susan Dackerman.
Midday Art Break on Dec. 14th at 12:30PM again with Mary Weaver Chapin.(This lecture is free with admission.)