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    San Antonio in Calligraphic Art

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    June 2, 2018

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    San Antonio in Calligraphic Art

    Bihl Haus Arts hosts the exhibition “San Antonio in Calligraphic Art." It features exquisite hand-lettered books and broadsides about San Antonio created by members of the San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild. The poolside reception includes live music, hors d’oeuvres and libations on the patio.


    Calligraphy, a visual art form related to writing, is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush, or other writing instrument.  A contemporary calligraphic practice, as defined by Claude Mediaville (1996), is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner.” In contemporary practice, these signs can range from elegant, legible lettering to the unreadable mark.


    The San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild (SACG) is an enthusiastic and open group dedicated to learning and sharing the art of calligraphy.  From historic manuscripts to contemporary creations, its common bond is the love of art forms that use lettering for artistic expression. The Guild was founded in 1976.  In addition to providing calligraphers and the public with educational and vocational information we also engage in charitable, literary, and social activities that reflect the purpose of the Guild. The SACG has been providing activities and learning for over 40 years! The Guild welcomes new members and invites guests to visit their website at


    Related Events:

    • June 2, 6-9 p.m.: Opening Reception
    • June 16, 2 p.m.: “Illuminated Manuscripts,” a gallery talk with slides by Leslie Winakur and Maggie Gillikin.
    • June 23, 2-4 p.m.: "Introduction to the Art of Calligraphy Workshop.” Join us in a playful experience with a variety of calligraphy tools and make bookmarks to take with you.  Demonstrations by Monica Brooks (brush lettering), Leslie Winakur (decorated letters), and Maggie Gillikin (basic lettering techniques). All supplies provided. All ages welcome. To reserve your space, call 210.383.9723.

    Bihl Haus Arts

    2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78201

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    Phone: 210-383-9723

    Parking: personal vehicle

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