(W) - A.T. Bondy

When: Monday, January 10th, 2021
6:45 for Pre-Meeting Zoom
7:00 for Meeting
Where: Zoom Online
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Decorated Letters       

Presenter: Holly V. Monroe, www.HollyMonroe.com

Let’s talk Decorated Letters! Starting with gorgeous letters from antiquity, Holly will walk us through the beautiful and creative world of decorated and illuminated letters from the Middle Ages. Your imagination will be ignited as we next feast our eyes on detailed and colorful letters from the American Engrossing era, including A.T. Bondy, Ames & Rollison, Jewell Bethel and Holly’s parents, Cliff and Jean Mansley. Holly will share some of her own illustrated and gilded letters as well as student work from past Decorated Letters workshops.  Finally, be amazed at the decorative letters professional and students in our contemporary calligraphy world have created. 

About the artist:

Holly V. Monroe is a third generation calligrapher with a deep appreciation for beautiful lettering and fine art. Tutored by her mother in art classes and her father (Cliff Mansley, who attended The Zanerian College of Penmanship) in calligraphy, she has studied under some of the world’s finest calligraphy instructors. After graduating from Miami of Ohio, Holly opened her studio (1980) in Cincinnati under the family name, Heirloom Artists. In 2015, she moved her studio to Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Holly’s motivation is “to feed the soul by making meaningful words beautiful.” She captures inspirational texts with flourishes, florals, illustrations and colorful hand lettering. Her specialties include lettering on calfskin and illuminating. In addition to private commission work, Holly’s creative lettering and design is found in commercial, corporate, university, church and several presidential collections. You will find her in the pages of the 22nd and 23rd Editions of the Speedball Textbook as well as several articles in the Bound & Lettered journal.

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