Dorothy Simpson Krause is a painter, collage artist and bookmaker who incorporates digital mixed media. She is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art and the author of Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books.
St. John's Day is June 24, and Midsummer Night falls the evening before. These are old celebrations based on the timing of the summer solstice and the longest days of the year, a time traditionally thought of as more magical than ordinary time, and there will be plenty of magic in the air as we transform you into a book artist in this three and a half hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.
First Friday of Each Month
3 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
February 2016 marks 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.
First Friday of Every Month
Saturday December 12, 2015