Toi Clawson from Fairport and of the Genesee Valley Calligraphy Guild has a wonderful display of her work, as well as the Guild’s, in the Arts Division this month. Toi will also be presenting a calligraphy demonstration in the Arts Division on Monday evening, January 23, from 6 pm to 7:45 pm. Toi writes, “Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Using bold colors and illustrations to capture the viewer’s attention, I invite the reader to think more deeply about the text.”
Tools of the art
For more information about this display and Toi Clawson’s presentation call the Arts Division at 428-8140. The library has many books and resources about the art of calligraphy if you are interested in learning more about this popular art form.
The Central Library of the Rochester Public Library wishes Librarian and Arts Division Head Carol Tuzzeo all the best as she enters retirement after a forty-year career. Prior to heading the Arts Division, Carol’s expertise in librarianship has shone in several departments throughout the Central Library. She has worked in Inter-library Loan, the Local History Division, the Education/Social Sciences Division, the Children’s Room and finally the Arts Division. Carol’s professionalism and leadership has been an asset to the Rochester Public Library and she will surely be missed.
Here are a few examples of Carol’s work while in the Arts Division.
When the Susan B. Anthony House decided to present an historically accurate re-enactment of the funeral of Anthony, Carol was instrumental in finding the resources needed for the event. “One example of that precision was the committee’s search for the music to a particular hymn that was sung at Miss Anthony’s funeral. Lowell E. Salyards of the Downtown United Presbyterian Church kindly took on the search with help from Carol Tuzzeo of Rundel Library.”-Susan B. Anthony House Website
In a City Newspaper feature article written by WXXI’s Michael Lasser, entitled “The Central Library yesterday, today, and tomorrow,” Lasser says, “At the heart of the matter are a single patron and a single librarian searching together to satisfy a desire or meet a need. Art, Music, and Recreation Division Head Carol Tuzzeo says that, no matter how tough times become, “librarians will continue to help people make connections between the need and the right resource. This is what we do.”-City Newspaper Website