Jaffe's turning 91!
Sunday Afternoon May 6, 2012 from 1 to 5 PM here at JCBA
Letterpress Printing! Some birthday parties include Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but our idea of fun is a little left of center here. Fun for us usually involves old machinery, so we're firing up a press you've never used before: a 1980s platen press from Germany. We'll find some words of wisdom and some great paper and some colorful ink and put you in front of the press so you can print a keepsake and you take it home with you.
Pop-Ups! See our amazing new exhibition POP! Moveable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-Up Collection. The exhibition is throughout the Wimberly Library: the main lobby, second floor off the main staircase, and third floor here at JCBA. Be sure to see the historic 1930s Pop-Up Pinocchio on the second floor.
Tattoos! Always wanted a tattoo but been a little unsure about taking the plunge? We've got your solution: Visit our Tattly.com Tattoo Studio for a great tattoo that will last about five days. We'll have a great selection to choose from. Self-determined pricing for your tattoo: choose what you want to give in support of the JCBA Education Fund.
Photobooth! Show us your tattoos and your silliest faces at our Convivio Bookworks Photobooth and take your pictures home with you (or leave them with Arthur for his birthday). You might even get Arthur to take a stream of pictures with you. Retro fun!
At 3 PM: Preview Screening of Stories on the Skin! Arthur's
project with Dr. Karen Leader about the stories people carry on their skin
is culminating in a documentary film directed by Susan Rosenkranz. It's
called "Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU" and I've seen bits and
pieces of it and let me tell you: It's good. Even if you don't have a tattoo
or if you think you know all about people who have tattoos... this film will
draw you in and keep your attention and perhaps even change your
perspective. This project has been a big deal for Arthur, and this is a
one-time special preview screening just for Arthur's birthday. The screening
runs about 45 minutes.
The film itself is still in the works and we're trying our best to raise the rest of the money we need to finish the editing work in the studio. Please consider kicking in to Karen and Arthur's Kickstarter campaign. In fact, your pledge would make an awesome birthday present to Arthur!
Parking will be a breeze! The university's spring semester ends on May 3, so there should be very little traffic and plenty of parking for you on Arthur's birthday. We've made special arrangements for free parking for you in the non-metered parking spaces in the library parking lot for this afternoon only. You must still pay for parking if you park in a metered space, though. Parking meters are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week at FAU. Metered spaces are the ones that have numbers posted on small round signs at the head of the space.