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Annual Meeting & Jo White Scholarship Award Presentations

  • Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

(Visitors are welcome to attend to see if they would like to join our guild. For more info, please follow this link. The actual program begins at 1:00, but you are invited to join us at 12:30 for a social time during which you can visit the library table, the demo corner, the Show and Share table, and have refreshments.)

Join us for our annual meeting! Jo White Scholarship Award recipients Brenna Jordan and Erin Dung will each present on their year of study.

Erin Dung

Erin was the recipient of the Jo White Scholarship in 2018. She will present about her experience in August 2018 of taking time away from work to develop her pointed pen skills at a conference, and how she became interested in the organization. While attending the Annual Conference for IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting) in Milwaukee, Erin participated in classes focused on Beginning Copperplate, Advanced Spencerian, Hand Lettering Design, Business Handwriting, and Signature Design.

Brenna Jordan

Brenna Jordan was in junior high when she was gifted with a calligraphy kit for Christmas. Mostly self-taught from books, she first did calligraphy for herself, friends and family. Three years ago, she joined Colleagues and began to attend IAMPETH conferences. Brenna says, “I have a calligraphy business in my home now, and serve clients with their project needs. My goals for the future are to continue to improve and create, to expand my services to clients, and remain active in the Colleagues guild.” Brenna lives and works in Duluth, MN.

 Brenna Jordan

Brenna Jordan

 Brenna Jordan

Brenna Jordan

In 2017, Brenna studied letterforms, color, design and more with noted calligrapher/teacher, Tim Botts. This took the form of two one-on-one mentoring sessions at Tim’s studio in Glen Ellyn, IL near Chicago. Homework was assigned, completed and critiqued. Later she attended a weekend workshop with Tim, entitled “Word Pictures”. While there, Brenna and other students learned how to portray the meanings of words through the artistic expression of calligraphy.