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Monday, November 2, 2009

The Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship in America

Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship in America
by Dr. Joseph Vitolo
Friday, November 6th at Colorado College, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 7 p.m.
(Reception to follow)

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo is both a penmanship historian & a Calligrapher. He has spent extensive time and effort to rediscover and document the almost forgotten history and contributions of American Penmen/Calligraphers from ‘The Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship’. Dr. Vitolo will explore this rich history as well as the remarkable men and women that contributed to it. In addition, a selection of remarkable original specimens dating from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s will be available for viewing.
Dr. Vitolo is the owner/webmaster for both, a site focusing on the history of this art form. An active member of The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) he has published more than sixty articles on penmanship/script writing and lectures extensively around the country on topics ranging from science to dentistry to calligraphy. Dr. Vitolo is currently the director of both the Advanced Care Clinic and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program at Marquette University Dental School in Milwaukee, WI.
The talk is free and open for public, it is organized by Summit Scribes Calligraphy Guild.
(Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program annually offers classes in Calligraphy, please see the preliminary Winter Spring 2010 program.)

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