Art in the Pearl
September 3-5, 2022
A Show of Hands
Every Labor Day weekend, Art in the Pearl transforms a few blocks of city park into one of the country’s top fine art festivals. For the second year in a row, PSC drew crowds to their booth in the artist demonstration area.
Two large tables were staffed with 3-4 scribes at a time, writing in their script of choice, for a never-ending line of people. Another 2-4 volunteers answered questions, kept the lines orderly, and explained their love for the art of beautiful writing with people of all ages. In total, 20 PSC members and two husbands dedicated 125 volunteer hours to planning and executing the event. A big thanks to Martha Gioia and Judy Large from the Outreach committee for their work coordinating everything.
PSC volunteers showcased their most dramatic calligraphy for the crowds, who were rightly impressed. From kids shyly excited to see their names written in fancy letters to those reminiscing about when they did calligraphy back in the day, Portland Society for Calligraphy reminded the community at large that the art of beautiful writing is far from dead.
All together PSC wrote names for over 1,300 people.