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The Summit at Colorado Springs is the 32nd annual International Calligraphy Conference and was held July 21 – 28, 2013 on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (At the intersection of Cascade and Cache la Poudre.) Every year calligraphers from across the globe gather to study and share their love of the calligraphic arts. They are involved in intensive, weeklong and half week classes taught by the foremost lettering artists of our day. Certain events of the week were open to the public and were a wonderful opportunity to see what modern and contemporary calligraphy is all about.

The following prominent calligraphers presented evening lectures:

Sunday, July 21, 2013   Opening Lecture by Larry Brady. Experiments and Explorations in Letterforms (and other Stuff) Sponsored by Society of Scribes

Monday, July 22, 2013   Laurie Doctor - Chance Images: What Leonardo da Vinci, Lewis Carroll and a Buddhist Monk Say About Being A Maker of Art, Sponsored by Calligraphy Northwest

Wednesday, July 24, 2013   Yves Leterme, ‘Between Sadness and Euphoria’, a journey from Latin teacher to professional freelance lettering artist. Sponsored by Chicago Calligraphy Collective

Thursday, July 25, 2013   Randall Hasson, “The Personality of the Letterform – How Alphabet Changes Culture”. Sponsored by Dancing Letters Scholarship Fund.

During the week, several exhibitions were open for viewing. The faculty contributed to the Faculty Exhibit in the Coburn Art Gallery in Worner Hall. The pieces shown were one of the highlights of the week. Sharing this space, was a retrospective on the works of Larry and Marsha Brady, calligraphers and educators for many years in the calligraphic community. The exhibit featured over 35 works from their prolific careers.

Also in Worner Hall, was our Participants’ Gallery right next to the office on the main level.

An opportunity to see hundreds of books and tools of our trade was available with our two weeklong vendors, John Neal Booksellers and Paper & Ink Arts.

Finally, Wednesday, July 24, a group of one-day vendors was set up in Benjamin’s, inside Worner Hall. Papermakers, pen makers, and numerous other artists were on hand to show their work. The following vendors participated:

Two Hands Paperie, Marble Smith Paper, The Art Legacy League, Abecedarian Gallery, Framing and Art Works, Jake Weidmann, Black Forest Crafts, and Helen Hiebert Studios, Holly Berry House Originals, Lebenzon Brushes, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Shelley Olivier, Wilson Photography and Wisdom In Hand.