Fireworks –

Come help me support Fireworks this Sunday, January 9th at 1 pm for some lettering Fun. If you can’t make Sunday I hope you are able to support the other offerings they have it is in a beautiful historic firehouse next to the maritime museum…

View this email in your browser Logo Happy New Year! A moment of quiet in the artists’ studios. (Photo credit: Hope Mead) Dear Reen, As I write this newsletter, I am looking out my window at freshly plowed roads after the overnight snowfall. Looking at the street, it’s as if the snow never existed but my front yard tells a different story: one extolling the hours of unblemished work by nature. In the quiet time between our last exhibition close and today we have been quite busy. This winter, we have not only free workshops but also a date night event and our first ever quilt exhibition by Camden native, Renata Merrill. I am excited about 2022 and hope you will be too. Read on to see the ways that you can engage with our work. Stay warm and be well, Exhibition Reception Born and raised in the City of Camden, Renata Merrill first began quilting ten years ago, under the mentorship of Chrissandra Butler of Lawnside, NJ. Merrill views quilts like adventurous stories found in good books. Her quilted adventures employ non-verbal elements, such as specks of color, geometric shapes, various fabrics, colors, and styles to tell her stories. She seeks for everyone to connect with and enjoy the historical narratives and personal stories captured within the art of quilting. Most of all, Merrill seeks to evoke feelings of comfort and happiness in those who experience her artwork. Her process of quilting from the heart is inspired by her experiences of being a mother, wife, and community leader here in her beloved Camden. The reception for Merrill’s solo show, New Beginnings, will be held Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00. Calligraphy Workshop: 1/9 It has been said that calligraphy is the art of painting words. Come explore this practice in a beginning calligraphy class taught by Maureen Peters, owner of Letterworks Art Studio. In this workshop participants will learn to create beautiful letters with pen and ink. Modern Script hand will be taught for both upper and lowercase. This workshop is good for ages 12 and up and is made possible with funding from the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. To secure your attendance at this workshop, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/192594113177 Plant and Art Workshop: 1/29 Camden FireWorks is excited to present a workshop called “Arti-culture” that combines art + plants. Arti-culture will be led by Nori Plant owners Noel and Arielle on January 29 from 1 to 3. Participants will not only learn how to propagate their own Nori-provided plant but will use artistic expression to decorate their pots. This workshop is ideal for plant enthusiasts age 18 and older, but younger participants are welcome to attend with a registered adult. Space is limited so make your plans to attend and sign up – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/224799620717 Made possible with funding from the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Celebrate Valentine’s at FireWorks Join us at our first date night event! Couples will create new memories learning hand-building ceramic techniques from Camden FireWorks artist, Hope Mead. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting a little messy. In addition to quality teaching instruction, beverages will be provided with the option to purchase from a food truck. Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/186829952417 DONATE NOW Instagram icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Logo Copyright (C) 2022 Camden FireWorks. All rights reserved.
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Author: letterworksart

Graphic arts, Lettering arts, papermaking and book arts are all part of my world. I am past president of Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society and owner of Letterworks Art Studio where I work and play, gathering knowledge of the crafts and working for clients. On most evenings you will find me teaching and sharing my love of letters, paper and book arts. I hope to blog my journey and share a glimpse with you about my world of art.

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