Monday, February 16, 2015

“Calligraphy as Fine Art” by Jane Ewing

Jane Ewing's postcard of Oscar Wilde saying, 2013

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program will feature Jane Ewing of Grand Haven on “Calligraphy as Fine Art” on Wed., March 4, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm.  Non-members are asked to pay $5 toward the speaker’s fee. 

Ewing says, “I am dedicated to building an awareness of calligraphy as fine art… It is taking on new dimensions in current thinking, and lettering artists are more often seeing their work in galleries and museums.  It is no longer an independent, elusive form of art.  Today it is fine art and must be viewed and judged with the best of contemporary art.”

The First Place winner of the 2014 MI Arts: All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition” for her piece, “In the Company of Ravens,” held at the Holland Area Arts Council, Jane Ewing earned her bachelor degree from Western Michigan University and master degree from Wright State University in Ohio.  She has been practicing the art of calligraphy for a span of twenty years.  Her works are based on both traditional and abstract calligraphy.

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council.  For more information, visit the guild’s blog at or contact or 616-878-1526.

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