Category Archives: Society News

“The Magic of Handwriting” @ The Morgan: through September 16

The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection The Morgan Library, 225 Madison @ 36th Street June 1 – September 16, 2018 Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and … Continue reading

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New Summer Workshops!

Introduction to Arabic Script with Elinor Holland (above) Saturday/Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018   Italian Roundhand with Huy Hoang Dao (above) Saturday/Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018 (only 2 seats left!) (Artwork by Elinor Holland & Huy Hoang Dao)

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Beyond Trajan @ the Met with Christopher Calderhead: Sunday, June 17

Beyond Trajan: Greek & Roman Inscriptions at the Metropolitan Museum with Christopher Calderhead Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:30pm Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue @ 82nd Street $25 plus admission; registration here. This tour is co-presented with Type@Cooper. (Please … Continue reading

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“Ten Years at Letter Arts Review” with Christopher Calderhead: Monday, June 11

On the Lettering Beat: Ten Years at Letter Arts Review with Christopher Calderhead Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square (Third Avenue @ 7th Street) Free and open to the public, but you must … Continue reading

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Working with Color: Sat/Sun, June 30 & July 1

Working with Color with Cynthia Dantzic Saturday/Sunday, June 30 & July 1 Details and registration: here. Since color plays an important role in the work of many calligraphers, the SoS has called on a student of the 20th century’s foremost … Continue reading

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New June 2018 Workshops!

New June 2018 Workshops have been posted! We’re so excited to welcome Harvest Crittenden back to NYC; two more workshops with popular instructors Marcy Robinson and Kathy Milici; plus a brand new color workshop with Cynthia Dantzic! Details and descriptions here. Registation open to members on … Continue reading

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Calligraphic Lines, Shapes, Symbols @ Brookfield Place: through April 29

On Love: the Art of Line, Shapes & Symbols @ Brookfield Place April 17 – April 29, 2018 Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street Four extraordinary artists will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on these windows around the poetic … Continue reading

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Fraktur with Ethan Cohen: Saturday/Sunday, April 21 & 22

Fraktur with Ethan Cohen Saturday/Sunday: April 21 & 22, 2018 Fraktur is an eclectic genre of blackletter forms that was used widely both in calligraphy and in type beginning in the 16th century. It remained prevalent in German-speaking countries until … Continue reading

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Uncial & Celtic Knots with Debra Dick: Saturday/Sunday, April 14 & 15

  Coming up soon! Two equally awesome one-day workshops with Debra Dick. Take one or both! Uncial on Saturday, April 14 and/or Celtic Knots on Sunday, April 15. Deb’s workshops are ideal for beginners. You’ll spend a fun day lettering and walk … Continue reading

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The Graceful Envelope Contest 2018

Calligraphers everywhere are encouraged to enter the Graceful Envelope Contest. Deadline is March 26, 2018 and there is no entry fee.  This year’s theme: Whatever the Weather There’s always something to say about the weather. From severe storms to sowing … Continue reading

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2018 Open Members’ Exhibition, Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 22

Linear Language: Annual Members’ Open Exhibition February 26 through March 23, 2018 National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, Trask Gallery The National Arts Club is free and open to the public Monday–Friday from 10 to 5. Artists’ Reception & Gallery … Continue reading

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RE-SCHEDULED! 2018 Annual General Meeting with Paul Shaw: Friday, March 9

Due to forecasted Nor’easter, we’re re-scheduling our General Meeting for Friday, March 9! “The Suitable Motions of Manufacture: The Calligraphy and Lettering of W.A. Dwiggins” – A Slide Lecture with Paul Shaw Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (Lecture … Continue reading

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Spring 2018 Classes/Workshops!

Our Spring 2018 Classes & Workshops have been posted! Details and descriptions here. Registation for Rachel Yallop’s workshops will be open for members on Tuesday March 6 at 7am, and to the general public on Wednesday March 7. Sat/Sun, April 28 & 29 – Copperplate Variations with … Continue reading

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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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