Friday March 1, 2024
2 to 5 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery and, for the rest of the world, via Zoom

Each First Friday of the month we welcome you for Real Mail Fridays both in-house, at the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery, plus online, via JCBA Zoom, all at the same time. Our next hybrid gathering is Friday, March 1.

Joining us online via JCBA Zoom?

CLICK HERE to join us. Come when you can and leave when you must, between 2 and 5 PM Eastern.

Joining us in-house?

We'll supply the gathering spot and some simple art supplies (like papers & rubber stamps & inks) and, of course, a Very Jaffe Soundtrack. Bring any special cards and supplies you wish and bring your own postage stamps. You may bring coffee and tea and water (but no other food and no sodas, please). Donations in support of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts are welcome but not expected. Come when you can and leave when you must; we're open for you from 2 to 5 PM.

Conversations from the Margins of the Jaffe Collection

Through January 2024
JCBA Book Arts Gallery & Lobby

Phoenix Woorcut; Baskin, Leonard For our fall into winter exhibition, I've gathered books, prints, and other pieces from the Jaffe Collection and from my own collection. Many of these items have profound meaning to me, and I envision them in this setting in conversation with each other. I invite you to come and decipher your own conversations amongst the pieces, but for me, it all boils down to one piece in particular, a print by E. Oscar Maynard of Tender-Heart Press, and this is what it says: "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

You are also welcome to just come and look at some pretty amazing books and prints and not think about them beyond their presence.

–– John Cutrone, curator of Marginalia

Standing at the Crossroad

A Virtual Gallery Talk by JCBA's 2023 Salzberg Resident

Standing at the crossroad, what will you choose between love, power and comfort? If you find happiness, how far will you go to stop time? And if you achieve immortality, how will you cope with the memories?