REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
JCBA's Famous Letterwriting Socials

First Friday of Each Month
3 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
$10 donation

February 2016 marked the third anniversary of Real Mail Fridays, and this monthly pen-to-paper event is showing no signs of slowing down. Real Mail Fridays is the antithesis to our fast paced world of text messages and emails. Think about the last time you found a handwritten letter in your mailbox: It's a magical moment, isn't it? We hold that letter, we pause, we look at it. It's a moment out of time and a small cause for celebration. Real Mail Fridays is all about harnessing that magic and in this spirit, Real Mail enthusiasts gather at JCBA each First Friday of the month to spread more joy and celebration in the world. We've had as many as 60 people gathered here for these fab letterwriting socials.

We supply everything you need: amazing papers, letterpress printed cards, pens and inks, rubber stamps and other art supplies. We always have commemorative stamps for you and, of course, cookies and tea and coffee (we like our cookies here at JCBA!). Feel free to bring your own stuff, too. A $10 donation grants you access to everything. Come enjoy a fun afternoon and bring a friend... and make some new friends while you're at it.

We gather 3 to 6 PM each First Friday of the month (except for university holidays). Come when you can and leave when you must.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $1 per hour.

 

MIDWINTER MAKERS MARKETPLACE
at JCBA's Book Arts Studios located at FAU's historic T6 building
Saturday December 10, 2016
10 AM to 4 PM

Come celebrate the seasonal and the handmade at our Midwinter Makers Marketplace! We're gathering makers of all kinds at one central location so you can shop, make connections, and be generally inspired (a constant JCBA theme). Our theme for this Marketplace focuses on the midwinter celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Yule. We encourage you to shop small artisans and local creative companies!

CALL for MAKERS
We are currently seeking makers for the Midwinter Marketplace. For an easy application, contact JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. We'll be curating this marketplace with the goal of attaining the ideal mix of artisans and small creative businesses from our local creative community to best reflect the JCBA aesthetic and the interests of our enthusiasts. We would like to see a wide range of artisans and would be delighted to find a good mix of artisans working in pottery, books & paper, textiles, edibles, soaps & candles, jewelry, fine arts, metals, wood, etc. There is no entry fee for shoppers and we offer free parking, directional signing specific to the Marketplace on all main campus roads, and extensive publicity through JCBA's email news and social networking. Table fees for Makers for this market are $25 per table and we do encourage you to consider donating an additional portion of your sales should you do really well at the Marketplace. Fees and donations support the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Education Fund.

SHOPPERS & OTHER MAKERS
Free admission, as always! We'll have mulled cider, hot coffee and doughnuts available while you peruse the work of these local makers and support their creative entrepreneurial spirit. See what's happening in the local maker movement scene, connect and share ideas, shop their wares.

WHERE IS T6?
Historic T6 is located on FAU's Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College. We will have directional road signs placed strategically on main campus roads directing you to the place, along with free, close-by parking.

From Glades Road:
Enter the FAU campus at the main entrance (the one closest to I-95) and you will find yourself on West University Drive. Continue straight. The road will curve eventually and become North University Drive and the Football Stadium will soon be in view. There will be a traffic light just past the stadium. Continue straight, and make a left turn at the stop sign, onto NW 8th Avenue. On your right, across from the entrance to Palm Beach State College, is T6, a long single-story building with a tall brick chimney. This is the place! T5 is the next building, and then comes a parking lot, which is where you should park.

From Spanish River Boulevard:
Enter the FAU Campus at the traffic light at FAU Boulevard. Before the road makes a big curve off to the west, you will make a left turn onto NW 8th Avenue. Palm Beach State College will be on your right, and on your left, you will soon see two long single-story buildings with tall brick chimneys. These are Buildings T5 and T6. Park in the parking lot just north of T5. The Paper Lab is located a very short walk away in T6.


SILENT FILM FEST
JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
POSTPONED until January 2017!

Come see our current exhibition SILENTS: Novels in Pictures and take in a silent film while you're here. We'll be giving you plenty of opportunities while the exhibition runs (through January 10, 2017). All screenings are on the big screen at the Book Arts Gallery inside the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, 3rd floor east of FAU's Wimberly Library. Admission is self-determined: give what you like or what you can. We are more interested in your presence than your donation. Whatever you do give, however, supports the educational programming of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The Florida Atlantic University campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage. Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; the meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card.



Upcoming Events

Real Mail Fridays

Every First Friday

Midwinter Makers Marketplace

Saturday December 10, 2016

Silent Film Festival

POSTPONED until January 2017