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“Transforming the Word: The Art of Barbara Wolff” @ Park Avenue Synagogue through January 2018

Transforming the Word: Continuing the Tradition of Hebrew Manuscript Illumination — The Art of Barbara Wolff  September 2017 – January 2018 Gallery at Park Avenue Synagogue 50 East 87th Street at Madison Avenue This exhibit showcases facsimiles of “You Renew … Continue reading

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“30 Years of Snow: Calligraphy by Anna Pinto” @ Hoboken Museum through December 31

30 Years of Snow: Calligraphy by Anna Pinto Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, Upper Gallery, Hoboken NJ Free & open to the public: Tue to Thu, 2–7pm, Fri 1–5pm, Sat/Sun 12–5pm Artist Talk and Q&A on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4pm A … Continue reading

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NEW! Blackletter with Lynne Yun & Ethan Cohen: Saturday/Sunday, December 9 & 10

Basics of Blackletter with Lynne Yun & Ethan Cohen Saturday/Sunday, December 9 & 10, 2017 More details and registration here. Blackletter is a genre of calligraphic hands that is characterized by its bold and dense texture. It evolved from Carolingian … Continue reading

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More Than a Scribe: A Conversation with Sherrie Lovler

On Softer Ground: An Art & Poetry Talk with Sherrie Lovler Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 702A Free and open to the public. Guests are welcome. More here. The … Continue reading

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Holiday Fair 2017: Sunday, November 12

Society of Scribes Annual Holiday Fair! Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11am to 4pm  The Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South (20th Street between 3rd Avenue & Irving Place) Free Admission! Open to the public! Guests are welcome! Paper & Ink … Continue reading

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NEW! Holiday Flourishes with Kathy Milici: Sunday, October 29

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 701A $80 members/$100 non-members ($5 materials fee). More information and registration here. Just in time for the holidays, we’ve added a new class with … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Ziller Inks: Saturday, October 14

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 701A $20 members/$25 non-members (includes a set of sample inks!) Register here. Ziller of Kansas City has been bringing to the calligraphic art world … Continue reading

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“American Penmanship: The Handwriting Journey of Our Nation” with Michael Sull: Friday, October 20

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 701A Free and open to the public, guests are welcome. Refreshments served. Relatively speaking, our American republic is a relatively young country compared to … Continue reading

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Italic with Anna Pinto: 5 Saturdays starting September 30

Italic I with Anna Pinto 5 Saturdays from Sept 30 thru Nov 4, 2017 from 9:30 to 2:00 SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 702A $260 members and non-members Register online here. Italic is the graceful, elegant handwriting of the Italian Renaissance. … Continue reading

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Copperplate with Elinor Holland: 4 Sundays starting October 8 (Extended!)

Copperplate I with Elinor Holland (Start Date Extended!) 4 Sundays from Oct 8 thru Oct 29, 2017, from 10:00 to 4:00 SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 702A $260 members and non-members (pro-rated) Register online here. Start date extended: Join us … Continue reading

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Storybook Illumination with Renee Jorgensen: Saturday/Sunday, September 23 & 24

The Telling Magic of Storybook Illumination with Renee Jorgensen Saturday/Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017 $160 members/$200 non-members Storybook Illumination was offered in 2013 at the Colorado Springs calligraphy conference. It has taken until 2017 for SoS to have Renee … Continue reading

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“Ismar David and the First Hebrew Typeface Family” with Shani Avni: Wednesday, August 9 @ TDC

Shani Avni: Ismar David and the First Hebrew Typeface Family Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Type Directors Club, 347 W. 36th Street #603 TDC members $5, non-members $22.09, students $16.82 Register online here. Members may be interested in this … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Classes/Workshops!

Introducing our Fall 2017 Classes/Workshops. ** Registration will open on August 4th: current members will get an email with pre-registration links at 7am; links will be published online for everybody on August 5th. Classes 2 Sundays, Sept 17 & 24 – Copperplate … Continue reading

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“Boudens Times Six” with Liesbet Boudens: Sunday, July 16

Boudens Times Six: A Slide Lecture by Liesbet Boudens Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 703A Free and open to the public. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. The Society is thrilled to welcome … Continue reading

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Summer Sweep 2017: Sunday, July 30

  Sell, Swap, Share, Show! Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 12 to 4pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 702A Free and open to the public. Guests are welcome! Be sure to join us on Sunday, July 30, at our … Continue reading

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The Calligraphy Revival 1906–2016 @ The Grolier Club: May 17–July 29

The Calligraphy Revival 1906–2016 at the Grolier Club: An exhibition of the art of beautiful writing The word calligraphy comes from the Greek for “beautiful” (calli) and “writing” (graphy).  It is an art with a long and noble history, going back … Continue reading

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“The Art of the Flourish” with Heather Held: Sunday, April 30

The Art of the Flourish: A Slide Lecture by Heather Held Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 4:45 to 6:00 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 703A Free and open to the public. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. Heather Held will … Continue reading

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“Stroke Sequence: My Ramblings through the Alphabet” with Amity Parks: Friday, May 19

Stroke Sequence: My Ramblings through the Alphabet A Slide Lecture by Amity Parks Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 703A Free and open to the public. Guests are welcome. Refreshments … Continue reading

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Allentown Paper Arts Festival & Long Island Pen Show: Sat/Sun, April 1 & 2

Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 to 5 Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 11 to 4 Allentown Fairgrounds, Bill Harris Agricultural Hall 302 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104 Featuring: Art Rubber Stamping, … Continue reading

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Spring Fling Mini-Workshops: Saturday, April 8

  Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Rooms 701A/702A $40 members/$50 non-members (includes materials & lunch) Details here. Registration here. Join us for the maiden voyage of what we hope will be … Continue reading

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