Calligraphy conference set for late June in Swannanoa
A Show Of Hands 2016, the 35th annual international calligraphy conference, will be held June 25-July 2 at Warren Wilson College. This is the first time that this conference will be staged in a southeastern U.S. city. Several local calligraphers (known informally as scribes) lobbied hard to get this prestigious event here and have been active in planning it, according to a press release from the conference.
A Show Of Hands brings together an international group of instructors and suppliers to the trade and is open to people from every skill level, from beginner to master, and anyone who has a passion for or curiosity about the lettering arts. Beginners will be able to take classes from some of the best teachers available, while those with more experience can sign up for classes that cover "new hands, new media and a new focus on creating good design."
In a related event, the Grovewood Gallery has invited a number of world-renowned calligraphic artists to participate in a special showing of their works from June 25-July 24, including the creations of Asheville area calligraphers. An opening reception will be at 2 p.m. June 25, when some of the featured artists will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about their work.