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February 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
147 NW 19th St., Portland 97209

“Are We Witnessing the Death of Handwriting” by Ewan Clayton

Ewan Clayton’s answer is “No”. He thinks handwriting remains a neccessary means of expression and will explain why.

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Ewan Clayton lives in England and is a Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland. He makes commissions, curates exhibitions, lectures, teaches and writes about calligraphy. His most recent book is The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015,  7:15 pm
University of Portland, Bauccio Commons Executive Boardroom

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A lecture by Fr. Eric Hollas OSB, a Benedictine monk and member of the Theology faculty at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Fr. Hollas was instrumental in initiating The Saint John’s Bible, a project in which the monks of Saint John’s commissioned Donald Jackson, scribe to the Queen of England, to create a hand-written and illuminated Bible.

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The Spring 2015 PSC Member’s Exhibit will be held at the Multnomah Art Center Gallery during the month of April 2015. Members are invited to exhibit artwork inspired by the theme of “play”: play on words, playful manipulation of letterforms, play with materials, poems, quotes or quips on play.

The calligraphic artworks, which can include broadsides as well as books, will be exhibited at the Center Gallery at the Multnomah Arts Center April 3-28, 2015.

Click here for the PDF of Guidelines and Entry Form for the show.

February 19-22, 2015

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Menucha Retreat Center in Corbett, Oregon is a magical place where you spend the weekend inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits.

Arrive on Thursday OR Friday afternoon for a retreat that extends to Sunday afternoon.

To Register for the Retreat, download the PDF, print and mail. Partial scholarships are available, request an application.

Click HERE for the PDF Registration Form and Information Page about Menucha Retreat 2015.

Click HERE for the PDF Scholarship Application for Menucha.

February 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The Portland Society for Calligraphy Board meetings are open to all members. At the meetings, the Board of Directors develops and carries out the Society’s policies and by-laws with the help of committees who report activities to the Board. While the Board reflects a diversity of calligraphic experience, everyone is devoted to the art. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, we invite you to come to the next Board meeting and help the Society grow.

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Free Handwriting Success Workshop
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, Kempton Hall

Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay present this workshop to teach you everything you need to know about Italic Handwriting. Workshop materials are provided, children may accompany parents, and books will be available at discount. For more information: www.handwritingsuccess.com

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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.”

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.
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Upcoming Events:

Be sure to stay in touch with the Portland Society for Calligraphy because we have all the latest local events always posted. 144return Here are few upcoming calligraphic and book arts events: 144return 144return 144return 144returnThe Passionate Pen, the 34th International Lettering Arts Conference will be held in Rohnert Park, California, July 25-August 1, 2015. Participants will gather to study the fine art of lettering, sharpen their technical and design skills, and renew their creative spirits. Registration opens July 25, 2014. To register or learn more about The Passionate Pen, use this link: www.the passionate pen.org.

February Meeting

17th January 2015 by Carol DuBosch

February 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
147 NW 19th St., Portland 97209

“Are We Witnessing the Death of Handwriting” by Ewan Clayton

Ewan Clayton’s answer is “No”. He thinks handwriting remains a neccessary means of expression and will explain why.

handwriting1
Ewan Clayton lives in England and is a Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland. He makes commissions, curates exhibitions, lectures, teaches and writes about calligraphy. His most recent book is The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing.

Humor & Whimsy in The Saint John’s Bible

9th January 2015 by Carol DuBosch

Tuesday, February 17, 2015,  7:15 pm
University of Portland, Bauccio Commons Executive Boardroom

Chameleon-at-End-of-Volume

A lecture by Fr. Eric Hollas OSB, a Benedictine monk and member of the Theology faculty at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Fr. Hollas was instrumental in initiating The Saint John’s Bible, a project in which the monks of Saint John’s commissioned Donald Jackson, scribe to the Queen of England, to create a hand-written and illuminated Bible.

PLAY!: Whimsical Words & Calligraphic Capers

29th September 2014 by Carol DuBosch

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The Spring 2015 PSC Member’s Exhibit will be held at the Multnomah Art Center Gallery during the month of April 2015. Members are invited to exhibit artwork inspired by the theme of “play”: play on words, playful manipulation of letterforms, play with materials, poems, quotes or quips on play.

The calligraphic artworks, which can include broadsides as well as books, will be exhibited at the Center Gallery at the Multnomah Arts Center April 3-28, 2015.

Click here for the PDF of Guidelines and Entry Form for the show.