Saturday, 11 July 2015

E.M. CATICH: Disciplined Freedom in Action

The Art Legacy League is sponsoring an exhibit of Father Edward M. Catich’s artwork at the Bettendorf Public Library second floor Art Galleries from August 1 – 31, 2015.  

The work includes calligraphy, watercolor, drawings, stone inscriptions stained glass and printed works on paper. 

Click on the poster for more information!
Father Catich began his professional art career as a Chicago sign painter before establishing his own college Art Department in Davenport, Iowa. He taught generations of Quad City artists during his forty-year teaching career and is still recognized as the international authority of the Imperial Roman letter.

Catich was a champion of handwriting reform, an award winning watercolorist and stained glass window artist. He was a scholar, an author, a printer, a musician, a numismatist in addition to his skill as a secular and liturgical artist. Father Catich was consultant to Encyclopedia Britannica, Los Angeles County Museum and several architects across the country.

The entire Art Legacy League traveling exhibit of Father Edward Catich artwork is made possible by an anonymous collector and former apprentice of the late Father Catich.

Amy S. Nielsen, CORE FACULTY
Catfish Letter Arts School

Bettendorf Library calligraphy workshop I – beginner FREE!!!!! 
one hour introductory workshop as part of the Tuesday Evening lecture series during the exhibit.

Take your writing from ordinary to extraordinary in this not-to-be-missed introductory calligraphy workshop!  QC artist and calligrapher Amy Nielsen will lead students in a creative study of the PETRARCH ALPHABET which is one of the most important basic alphabets in western calligraphy developed by Fr. Catich.  

Using steel and felt-tipped pens, you’ll develop an understanding of all the basics to be able to write a semi-formal alphabet.

Calligraphy Supply List participants need to bring to the workshop!

1 black Marvy or other brand 3.5 felt tip calligraphy markers and/or a set of the two sided calligraphy markers. OR
1 each Schaefer or other brand 3 nib calligraphic fountain pen set with ink cartridges
Regular white 8 ½ X 11 computer paper (Bring lots because this is what we will practice on.)
Most of all bring a smile and lots of patience with yourself as this is an art where you must practice, practice, practice.

Bettendorf Public Library

2950 Learning Campus Dr
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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