Get inspired for Valentine’s Day with
Passion, Poetry and Calligraphy
A slideshow and talk by Sherrie Lovler about her calligraphic art from Two As One, the book she co-authored with architect Anthony Lawlor.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Annex
214 East 21st Street, Manhattan
(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The theme is love. The words are romantic poetry between Sherrie and Anthony describing the first two months of their relationship. The question is, ”How can one capture the freshness of new love and spontaneous poems visually?” The answer is in the 12 calligraphic paintings of Two As One.
In this slide-lecture Sherrie will trace her creative process from first draft or idea to fruition. Some thoughts to be addressed are: how to keep the freshness of a first draft alive; how to keep perfectionism from deadening a piece; how to deal with feeling stuck; how to keep the doors open to new inspiration?
Slides will show initial drafts, development of the work, the failures, problems surmounted, and changes in direction that often occurred. The talk continues with the process of turning the art, poems and stories into a self-published book. To take a peek inside the book, click here: http://www.inkmonkey.com/flipbook/
This is a homecoming for Sherrie who grew up in the Bronx and learned calligraphy there in high school. Her passion for this art has never left her side as she meandered her way across the country, now living in California. From early studies with Hermann Zapf to more advanced work with Dick Beasley, Sherrie has made calligraphy her career. She has been teaching for over 30 years, including several International Calligraphy Conferences, and this summer at Ghost Ranch. Her images and writings have been published in The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering, Letter Arts Review Annuals, Bound and Lettered and many other books and journals. Her work has been seen in both juried and group shows and most recently in a solo exhibition featuring 34 of her paintings and poems. Her newest art and poetry can be seen at www.natureartandpoetry.com and her prints are available at www.inkmonkey.com.