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Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild : Mandate and Artistic Statement
The KELOWNA CALLIGRAPHERS’ GUILD is a non-profit organization formed to facilitate the exchange of information between Calligraphers and to promote interest in and appreciation of calligraphy as an art within the community. Its membership is wholly volunteer and is open to calligraphers at all levels of expertise as well as those with a love of beautiful writing. Members receive the guild newsletter which is published three times annually (November, February, and June), and is exchanged with other calligraphy guilds across Canada, access to the Guild library, calligraphy supplies and reduced rates for workshops.
The Guild meets monthly from September to May on the last Monday of every month.
The general meetings are informal and include a Hands-On Activity. Some meetings will include a display of members’ artwork (galleria). Members of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
Meetings are held at:
Club 17 Senior Centre
1353 Richter Street. (@ Fuller Ave.)
The Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild exhibits annually at the Kelowna Library, and at other venues throughout the year, such as Father Pandosy Mission (for the Okanagan Historical Society), The Fintry Fair, Artwalk, and once again at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on their Creative Aging Awareness Day.
Proceeds from fundraising efforts are put towards a COBBS Bursary for students from the Central Okanagan, as well as other charitable causes.
The Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild Exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in April of 2018, includes work by many of its members. Included are various examples of Calligraphic “hands” (lettering styles) on a variety of surfaces, using pens with nibs, brushes or quills. Many pieces also incorporate other visual arts such as painting, drawing, bookmaking, zen tangles, versals, and compositions of pressed flowers. This exhibit includes historical references, special occasion items, and modern applications of the written word…not only with others’ quotes, but also original prose and poetry by the members.
Calligraphy…from the Greek “KALLI” (beauty) and “GRAPHIA” (write)