Wayzgoose 2011 – Summing Up

Alcuin Society put together a wonderful two-day event. The Friday evening documentary film “Making Faces,” about Jim Rimmer, a renowned Canadian printmaker, was well received. To purchase the DVD, contact Richard Kegler. On his blog, Richard lists additional dates and locations for screening of this documentary.

Saturday was an all-day event with over 20 exhibitors who included guilds, publishers, bookbinders, book artists, book designers, printmakers, linocut designers, wood engravers, paper artists, and a bookbinding equipment maker. The variety of exhibitors was matched by the variety of visitors to the event.

We visited with students, families, and people from throughout BC and other provinces and countries. A wide variety of ages, ethnicities and levels of experience with the book arts were represented.

We also met with wonderful organizations for future partnerships that will benefit our members and our wider community. We connected with Roedde House MuseumW2: Community in the Media Arts and Linda of Calgary CBBAG chapter. And, of course, we were very happy to reconnect and chummy up with our sister chapter BC Islands.

Our table was hosted by Gina, Linda, Peter, and myself. We were in good company with Jose and Dave from BC Islands CBBAG Chapter who hosted the table next to us.

An excellent time was had as this turned out to be a very social occasion in addition to a valuable outreach activity. There was lots of laughter and smiles. It was a really good time.

The next Wayzgoose? It will be in 2013.

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