Exploration 2012: The 26th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

Catherine Keebler's "The O's Have It"

Catherine Keebler’s “The O’s Have It”

Monday, March 12, 2012Friday, June 8, 2012

R. R. Donnelley Gallery


The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibit of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides as well as three-dimensional works executed in various media and styles, from classical to contemporary. The annual Purchase Award enables the Newberry to acquire one exhibited piece to strengthen the calligraphy holdings of its distinguished John M. Wing Foundation for the History of Printing. 


Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 7 in Ruggles Hall

Come join us at Exploration 2012 Opening Reception. Calligraphy demonstrations and activities start at 11:30 am, followed by a program with live musical art performance at 1:00 pm, including presentation of the annual Purchase Prize by Paul F. Gehl of the Newberry Library, and other presentations.