AUTUMN WAYZGOOSE Indoors and out at JCBA's Book Arts Studios, located at FAU's historic T6 building
Sunday October 29, 2017 Noon to 7 PM
Free admission; open to all!
Old fashioned Apple Sale • The Hitched Photo Booth Lounge • Printing & T-Shirt Printing
A Better Life Rescue / Creations by Barrie • Convivio Bookworks• Fleur d’Elise Ecoprints • Ground Printmaking • Hitched Photo Booth Lounge • IS Projects • Migdalia Art & Apparel • Milk & Honey Books • Paper Owl Artists • Vintage Pops • Noelle McCarthy • Quiet Parrot Project • Second Star Wood Crafts • Rolling Pin Press • Hal Allen • Black Salt Press
Wayzgoose? Yes, Wayzgoose! A wayzgoose is an old English printers’ celebration, traditionally on St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each waning summer, printers in England needed to light lamps and candles to beef up the sunlight to set type for their projects. And on that day, a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Maybe. All we know is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose.
Summer lasts longer here in Florida, so maybe it’s fitting that our first Wayzgoose is in October… and being it's just before Halloween, we’re making it a big autumnal party. Celebrating 5 years since opening our hand papermaking studios and 10 years since opening our print shop and bindery, the Autumn Wayzgoose at our paper studios will feature a big beautiful tent (courtesy Sperry Tents of Miami), live music by Walt Rooney (12 to 3 PM) and Brett Staska (4 to 7 PM), great food from Rocco’s Tacos and Louie Bossi’s, the Hitched Photo Booth Lounge, a good old fashioned apple sale (courtesy Rorabeck’s Plants & Produce in Lake Worth), print demos and t-shirt printing (make your own!), and our Harvest Makers Marketplace, featuring the wares of local artisans and small creative companies… an all together fun autumn afternoon.
WHERE IS T6?
Look for the blue & white MAKERS MARKETPLACE signs on FAU campus roads and look for the Big Tent! FAU’s Historic Building T6 is an old 1940s army barracks building 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. For the Wayzgoose, look for the big tent pitched between T6 and neighboring Building T5. 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, and you’ll see the big tent between them. Park in the parking lot just north of T5.