Friday, December 14, 2012

Pulp is the Word!

From November 7th through the 16th, the Harold F. Johnson Library at Hampshire College hosted an exhibition called Pulp to Pixels: Artists Books in the Digital Age.  This exhibition of artists books, curated by Andrea Dezs√∂, Steven Daiber and Meredith Broberg, is a celebration of both traditional, physical book construction and innovative digital books. Many of the artists featured in the show have created works that bridge the chasm between the analog and digital realms. 

Painting with Pulp, a 10-week class in making handmade paper art, will be offered Monday evenings at Fleisher Art Memorial this winter. Taught by PCB member Mary Tasillo, who is also a columnist for Hand Papermaking Newsletter, this course explore a range of techniques using pigmented pulp, including – layering, stenciling, and drawing imagery into your paper itself, and embedding found objects, drawings, and more. Learn papermaking using traditional Western sheet pulling techniques combined with contemporary artistic strategies. Fibers will range from cotton rag and abaca to recycled materials. Explore the ways hand papermaking can be used in your art, discuss ways to make paper in your home, and consider the potential for combining your handmade paper with other media. Use your own themes and imagery, experiment with color and layering, or just focus on creating beautiful sheets for use in your 2-D or 3-D work outside class. Registration closed soon at Images from previous classes can be seen at

Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Party at UArts

Books, prints, art for sale & display by undergrad and grad book arts students.

Come see what the new generation of book artists is up to. Chat a bit. Give a bit of moral support. Buy something, even.


CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
320 S. Broad St.


Wednesday, Dec. 12

12-3 PM

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Workshops This Weekend


Japanese Binding
Sunday, 9th December
1-5pm in Merchantville, NJ

(For more information on Japanese Binding:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

PCS Fantastic Friday 12/7

If you missed the Queen's Birthday party or the Summer Olympic Games...
 you still have the opportunity to celebrate the British Spirit! 
 Come Calligraphers and Friends 
to a fantastic celebration toasting the literary works of Charles Dickens
this Friday, December 7th at the Philadelphia Free Library on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! 

From 2-5 pm demonstrations will be in the main hall 
from 5-7 pm we will have a terrific reception you won't want to miss!

 Shane Candies of Philadelphia (150 year old Factory!) will be present
in period dress and with yummy confectioneries... 
Lovely buffet dinner and good cheer  
If you arrive after 5 pm, please use the Wood Street entrance.  
Any questions?  Please contact Frances McKenzie 215-688-2994
A special gift for everyone attending... so "Chip, Chip!"