Calligraphy Workshop and Weathergram Demos at Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque
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Calligraphy Workshop and Weathergram Demos

Saturday Aug 13, 2016

6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120




City of Albuquerque Open Space
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Caligraphers from Escribiente demonstrate how to make "weathergrams," and local poet Dale Harris reads his works. Registration is required for this event.

Calligraphers from Escribiente ( will demonstrate how to make "weathergrams," a unique form of nature poetry intended to be displayed outdoors. Just before the event, over 100 weathergrams created by calligraphers from Escribiente will be hung on trees around the Open Space Visitor Center grounds as a temporary art installation.

Calligrapher Lloyd Reynolds first started making weathergrams or "weather writings" in the 1960s at Reed College.  Based loosely on the ideas of Japanese haiku, he defined the weathergram poem as "a sudden insight"--10 words or fewer...the subject matter should be seasonal, and the resulting vertical flag, preferably made of brown paper, should be hung on a tree branch in 'the garden, at a campsite, or along a mountain trail' and left outdoors between solstice and equinox and equinox and solstice." (

To top off the day's celebration, after exploring the magic of weathergrams, join us for a special presentation of poetry from 3:30-4:30 with local poet Dale Harris.  You may also read your own nature-themed poetry the day of the event.

Space is limited and preregistration required, 897-8831.