Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
412-372-0500

 

Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
Elaine Biondi Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Elaine Biondi Gallery Space is operated by volunteers of the Friends of the Monroeville Public Library, an association of people interested in libraries and the promotion of the services of the Monroeville Public Library. The Friends help with Library projects in addition to operating Gallery Space. Income from sales of art in Gallery Space is one of Friends main fundraisers. Art makes wonderful gifts!

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Gallery Space is run by volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome to help hang shows and set-up for receptions. Can't make a commitment for every month? Just come when you can! No experience necessary! Sign-up for the E-Newsletter for current volunteer opportunities or contact the Gallery Manager if you have questions.

Mystic Art - An Exhibition of Calligraphic Art
by the Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh

Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh

Gallery Space of Monroeville Public Library will be hosting an exhibition by the Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh for the month of October. This exhibition is free and open to the public during library hours. Some pieces of artwork will be for sale and a portion of all sales will help to support the Library. There will be a reception on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-4PM. All are welcome!

THE CALLIGRAPHY GUILD OF PITTSBURGH is a group of lovers of letters banded together in the shared desire to improve understanding of those letters and their applications and possibilities. Membership in the guild is open to anyone, hand-writer or not, who shares these goals. The guild provides an arena in which calligraphers of all levels, beginners to professionals, share experiences, ideas, and technical insights.

This exhibition entitled Mystic Art demonstrates the wide variety of lettering styles as well as the variety of approaches to the use of calligraphy in fine art. You will find traditional, formal, readable calligraphy as well as expressive and experimental studies of the calligraphic line. Writing fluids include inks, paints and even bleach. Writing surfaces range from watercolor paper to fabric. Framed artwork, wall-hangings and books are among the finished artwork on display.

Calligraphy is not dead. The computer has certainly made its impact in lettering design. And though some traditional venues for a calligrapher may have shifted to the digital, there is still a great desire for beautiful hand-written work. For years calligraphers have been pushing their art into the realm of fine art or experimental art. A beautifully written line is the foundation of what they do - from the wedding invitation to the framed piece of "unreadable" expressive art.

For more information on the guild, please visit cgofp.wordpress.com or on Facebook group "Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh"

All the calligraphers exhibiting here create work on commission. If you would like more information about any artist, please contact the Gallery Manager.

Visitor Information

Gallery Space is open during library hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday 2 PM - 5 PM (CLOSED - Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Email the Gallery Manager if you have any questions

 


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