The art of letter writing and short missives is not lost. The brainchild of one of Lake Worth’s own citizen John Cutrone. As head of the Jaffe Books Arts Collection at Florida Atlantic U. he introduced “real mail fridays” every first Friday from 4 – 6 p.m., anyone can come and participate. A space of congeniality with like minded people. That letter that you’ve meant to write, the thank you note a bit past due. Use their many amazing papers, pens and inks, sealing wax and rubber stamps that are on hand or bring your own. They have stamps for you and cookies and tea and coffee. Some of yesterdays participants. … and you thought they only text
Currently the center is hosting artist in residence Paula Gourley above in blue shirt. She is sharing her knowledge of bookbinding and giving auxiliary classes in the book arts, design, and paper making. Yesterday I had the pleasure of fulfilling a civility at the Jaffe Book Arts Center. She was helpful and even gave me a source to check out where a small towns sustainability efforts was successful. Serendipity?