Calligraphy art by Penelope Culberston.
In honor of the 100th birthday of William Stafford, a former Oregon poet laureate, an exhibition of calligraphic renderings of some of Stafford’s poems and other writing is being presented. Fairweather gallery calligrapher Penelope Culbertson has designed and chose a script to express her reaction to his work.
The exhibition continues through Nov 9th at the Collins Gallery, Multnomah Public Library, 801 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205.
FUN FACT: The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds with a vision: “Through study, understanding, and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.”
“Thanks for the opportunity to show my work.Thank you for the photos from the October 4th Art Walk and the conga line slide show is marvelous!”
Artist’s back story: Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico. She was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel. Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She has exhibited at Fairweather’s for several years and is a frequent Seaside First Saturday Art Walk guest artist.