GALLERY REOPENING!
Real Mail Friday

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery during our Friday April 7 edition of Real Mail Fridays, our famous monthly letter writing socials. New earlier start time! 2 to 6 PM here at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.
 
Our grand reopening features delicious cookies from Cosa Duci Italian Artisan Bakery, lots of great new music added to our Real Mail Fridays playlist to inspire your writing (featuring this month George Ezra, Jane Siberry, and Yann Tiersen), and a bevy of new papers and pens for your use. Plus, as usual, the latest commemorative stamps and wonderful camaraderie. Your suggested $10 donation gets you access to everything. Come when you can, leave when you must... and while you're here, write as many letters as you'd like. It's going to be a fun afternoon!

DEMOS
Lorna Ruth Galloway, JCBA's Fall 2012 Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence, will be demonstrating techniques to make your letters even more fab. Demos are at 3 PM and 4 PM in the Bindery, just across from the Book Arts Gallery. Use the techniques you'll learn at this Real Mail Friday or save them for later. Supplies generously donated by Jerry's Artarama in Deerfield Beach. 

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.

 


REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
JCBA's Famous Letterwriting Socials

First Friday of Each Month
New Expanded Hours! 2 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
$10 donation

Thousands of letters have been sent out to friends near and far thanks to Real Mail Fridays, JCBA's famous monthly letter writing socials. It's all based on the magic that emanates from your mailbox when you find a real handwritten letter in there. Real Mail Fridays are about connecting with friends and family through the simple act of connecting pen to paper.

We supply everything you need: 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. The suggested $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've expanded Real Mail Friday hours! We gather now from 2 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.

 

JCBA's Makers Marketplaces are pop-up markets designed to feature and support our local artisan community and small creative companies. We curate each market with the goal of having a broad mix of products available and are interested in makers who work in books and paper, clay, wood, iron and small metals, textiles, baskets, photography, etc. We are also interested in local foodstuffs like honey, eggs and produce, and baked goods. Local authors and musicians are welcome. If you are taking a creative approach to daily living, we would like to hear from you.
 
Our Makers Marketplaces are held throughout the year, as announced, at JCBA's satellite studios at FAU's historic Building T6, sometimes making use of only the indoor studios, and sometimes of outdoor tents, as well. Table fees are very reasonable. We supply tables and chairs, marketing, and a fun atmosphere that typically includes a maker project and some really delicious doughnuts. A lovely sense of community has built up around our Makers Marketplaces. If this sounds like a community in which you'd like to participate, let us know and we'll send you details on how to apply. Write to JCBA Director John Cutrone at <jcutrone@fau.edu>.

Upcoming Events

GALLERY REOPENING!

Friday, April 7

Real Mail Fridays

Every First Friday

Makers Marketplace

Coming Soon...