March Meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 pm

Surrealism 101

Our postponed February Meeting has been rescheduled for March 7.

Rebecca Schoenthal, PhD

will present a lecture on Surrealism,
the theme of WCG's upcoming 40th Anniversary Show to be held at The Mansion at Strathmore in June of this year. We are presenting this as we would like to encourage broad participation in our complementary calligraphic section of the Surrealist Inspired Exhibit sponsored by Strathmore. Our section will be located on the ground floor.

This event will not be at our usual Program Meeting location,
but will be held at the location below:

Theatre on the Run

3700 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA 22206

Parking is in the back of the building and handicap parking is directly in front of the door, at the rear of the facility. If you have any questions, you can call Antionette Essex at 703.228.1838, or send her an email at

From our speaker, Rebecca Schoenthal, PhD:
Surrealism 101-
This lecture will cover the origins and founding of French Surrealism in the 1920s, including a discussion of the context in which artists and poets began working in this vein. I will present examples of strategies by which the artists accessed, or attempted to access, their unconscious thoughts and feelings and an examination of the art works that were the result of these exercises. The lecture will also cover some of the recurrent themes and subjects that the artists tackled and look at the diversity of ways in which artists and poets, expressed these themes. Some attention will be given to the role that women played, both as muse and as artist herself.

(Above: Luca Barcellona)

Christine Tischer

rogram meetings are generally held at Concord-St. Andrews Church, 5910 Goldsboro Road
at the intersection of River and Goldsboro Roads in Bethesda, Maryland.

Meetings offer the fellowship of calligraphic colleagues. Each meeting features a program, such as a lecture, field trip or demonstrations on a variety of topics. Meetings are held regularly from September to May (except January) and are free and open to everyone. Information about meetings and other Guild activities is published in the Bulletin.

Directions: From the Beltway (Rt. 495) take the River Road exit (39) south towards Washington. Turn left onto Goldsboro Rd. The entrance to the church parking lot is about 40 yards on the right. The Chapel (door #6) is at the rear on the left side (as you're facing the front of the church). Social Hall entrance is the first door on the left side of the church (door #7).
Map of meeting location.

Highlights of past meetings


WCG Board meetings: Open to all members. At Guild Board meetings, the annually elected Board of Directors develops and carries out Guild policies as well as leads the committees of volunteers that prepare Guild activities. Many board members are relatively new to calligraphy, but devoted in their interest. Come to a Board meeting to find out how you can help the Guild grow!


Julian Waters

Julian Waters


Right: Julian Waters' demo for Blackletter workshop (larger view)


Left: Fractur by Julian Waters



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Anne Lane

Logo at left by Anne Lane