Don’t miss this year’s artists’ reception and purchase prize presentation at Exploration 2013: The 27th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective at the Newberry. Free and open to the public, the event runs from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, April 13, and includes calligraphy demonstrations, a talk by artist Jane Ewing, and the award presentation. The exhibition will continue through June 7.
Each year the Newberry hosts an exhibition of calligraphic art and purchases at least one piece for the library. The annual purchase award enables the Newberry to strengthen the calligraphy holdings of its distinguished John M. Wing Foundation for the History of Printing.
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.