Cultural Event: The Art of Making Paper

Sally Rose and the Festival of the Arts are hosting a lecture and workshop on “The Art of Making Paper” on Monday, February 6th at Artworks. The lecture will be at 12:00pm and the workshop will be 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Sally Rose combines an obsession with plants and gardening with making handmade paper. Rose has called Mt. Pleasant home for the past 30 years, where she serves as Head of Fibers in the CMU Department of Art and Design.

She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, receiving an honorable mention in the 4th Cheongju Interantional Craft Biennale in Korea. Her work is included in the latest Lark Books 500 series – 500 Paper Objects: New Dimensions in Paper Art, and is represented in the collections of the R.C. Williams Papermaking Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Budapest Museum of Fine Art in Hungary. Her personal aesthetic developed with the premise that there is fascinating detail in residue, or what is left over and discarded by most as having no value. She says, “Attending to a quiet detail is a practice towards attending to deeper understanding of the world we live in.”

Sally Rose will be offering a brownbag lecture on the art of making paper which will be followed by a 3-hour workshop on papermaking. Pack a lunch and learn about how the natural world around us can be transformed into paper and fiber art and/or register for the workshop with the artist on making paper.

Registration for the paper making workshop is limited. To learn more about this event or to sign up, please contact Roxanne Cullen at