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Frank Riccio Exhibit Opens at McGuffey Art Center Friday, February 6th at 5:30pm.

Frank Riccio Exhibit Opens at McGuffey Art Center Friday, February 6th at 5:30pm.

A longtime member of the VABC and an associate member of the McGuffey Art Center, Frank Riccio was a prolific illustrator and artist. He illustrated dozens of books for children, created illustrations for Gourmet Magazine for many years, invented detailed maps for a diverse assortment of clients, authored several graphic novels, painted hundreds of landscapes […]

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January 2015 Newsletter: Hand to Paper

January 2015 Newsletter: Hand to Paper

by Josef Beery This past October I was asked to share last year’s VABC papermaking activities with attendees of a conference of “The Friends of Dard Hunter.” Mr. Hunter wrote the twentieth-century’s definitive text on the history and technology of papermaking and he has a healthy following among hand paper makers around the world. Below […]

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The Printed Word Endures: 10am-Noon starting January 31st

The Printed Word Endures: 10am-Noon starting January 31st

The Printed Word Endures (UVa Education Benefit eligible*) Eight Saturdays, 10am-Noon starting January 31st Instructor: Josef Beery The technological revolution has transformed the way we communicate and store information. It has also revealed that our new digital formats are not suitable for long term archiving. Websites and data bases are all horribly vulnerable to corruption and frustratingly ephemeral. It […]

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Paper Making Intensive Workshop

Paper Making Intensive Workshop

Paper Making Intensive Workshop UVA Education Benefit Eligible Four Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 (Noon-4:30 pm) This four-week course (total of 18 hours; once each week) focuses on recreating European-style rag paper from old linen rags, covering the historical context of papermaking in Europe. In addition to making paper from linen rags we will also […]

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