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Photos courtesy of Bobbi Galvin, Branch Supervisor
Emerson R. Miller Branch, Licking County Library, Newark, OH

Sixteen eager participants shared in the papermaking event at the Emerson R. Miller Branch of the Licking County Library, Newark, OH. Many thanks to Bobbi Galvin, Branch Supervisor for tending to the details, Amanda Love for offering the supplies, and all who engaged in the incredible art and craft of papermaking. Report has it that fun was had by all!

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 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

 Registration is open

Learn the art of papermaking. 

Event Type(s): Adult, Teen | Grades 6-12

Age Group(s): Adult, Teen | Grades 6-12

West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) Library

(740) 344-2155


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Handmade paper, story and art aby Carol Kimball, 2019/2020, The Calligraphy Guild of Columbus

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The North Shore Country Day School students in Winnetka, IL had many options from which to choose for their Interim program. One possibility was a week long experience with teaching artist extraordinaire, Jamie Thome at the Evanston Art Center.

The students explored papermaking, experimented with different writing exercises, made several books structures, and played with relief printmaking. Many of these new and exciting techniques were incorporated in the final project on the last day.

Students had the opportunity to contribute story and art embellished handmade paper rounds to the Treewhispers collaboration. They also made tiny paper circles (and painted them) which were stitched together to hang in their school. Inspired by Treewhispers, of course. 


We would all enjoy hearing how others have collaborated in this ongoing art outreach. 


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I never cease to be amazed and delighted by the creative stories and art that are shared!

There were two trees.

They are friends.

They have a bird friend too.

Although they can talk to each other through their bird friend.

They cannot play or touch each other.

There was a road in between them.

Then they both grew up.

And one day they can touch each other’s leaves and branches.

They are happy now.

They brid friend sings a song for them.


I climbed a tree almost.

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Again beating the drum of gratitude for Artists Book House  sponsoring a papermaking event with the Evanston Arts Council Special Projects Grant initiated by community building activist Jamie Thome. Many thanks also to volunteers and papermaking enthusiasts, Laura Antolin and Cori Paulsrud who shared the an incredible autumn afternoon in the “Reading Garden” amongst the trees with all those who came to make paper and tell stories. It was a delight! Thank you, thank you!!!

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It was such a joy to share the creative papermaking process with adults and children alike last Sunday. Parent’s taught children. Children taught parents. Onlookers eased in to join the fun. Stories were shared and trees were celebrated.

Many thanks to Artists Book House for sponsoring the event with the Evanston Arts Council Special Projects Grant. Additional confetti to celebrate community building activist Jamie Thome ; amazing artist, fiber and pulp provider Melissa Jay Craig; Evanston Library and librarian (now papermaker) Laura Antolin; volunteers extraordinaires Michael Swierz, Katie Kucera and ABH Intern Kerrigan; and to all who shared in the papermaking/tree storytelling event. It was beautiful!

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Photos by Sandy Libertini

Papermaking workshop with Sandy Libertini and Columbus, OH Grange Insurance Audubon volunteers in anticipation of the upcoming Jan/Feb 2023 Exhibition. Watch for further opportunities to get involved. Everyone is invited!

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In anticipation and celebration of the upcoming 2023 exhibition at Audubon, I’m combing the archives to honor the commensalistic relationship of birds and trees. Here’s another l chance to enjoy Martha Slavin‘s lovely post, pondering, curiosity, and exploration of nature complete with a multitude of links for further information. Grateful for the connection, Martha!


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Handmade paper and artwork/calligraphy by Kaligrafos Guild member/Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex

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Handmade paper and artwork by Kaligrafos Guild member/Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex

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Hosted by Evanstonmade and sponsored by Artist Book House, Treewhispers along with a multitude of artists, creatives and visionaries illuminate the space at 921 Church St., Evanston, IL .

Lisa Degliantoni, Founder and Executive Director of Evanstonmade along with her Co-Directors Kathy Halper and Liz Cramer, launched the massive transformation of a former Urban Outfitters building into an energetic artist exchange and vibrant community outreach at seemingly a moment’s notice in early November. Now knowing the “trio of force” I understand their unparalleled dedication and drive, and the possibilities they employ.  

Thanks to the sponsorship and eager assist by ABH Board Member, Jamie Thome the “growing of the forest” took shape in a timely manner. Janice Kiska, Cori Paulsrud and Michael Sweirz also gratefully stepped in for the final touches.

Installing and seeing the work in a new venue never ceases to amaze and delight me. On the handmade paper rounds I see the stories and art of those who shared them 20 years ago reverberate with those bound together only a week prior. These all feel like friends to me—friends bound with a common interest, passion and love for trees.

Enjoy the Treewhispers installation and a multitude of happenings until December 19, 2021.


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IMG_0140Artwork by Renée Tuveson, South Bend, IN, 2013

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IMG_2444.jpgArtwork by Jo Ann Bunosky Buzulencia, Handmade paper by Don Widmer

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Artwork by Jenn Waltemath, Omaha, NE

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