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The Power of Words Reception

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

The Power of Words

Exhibit Reception and Live Installation

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Susan K. Gaylord

This program is being co-sponsored with the Monastery Gallery of Art

The Monastery Gallery of Art is pleased to present The Power of Words. This exhibit is on loan from the Clare Gallery in Hartford. It was performed by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord on January 14, 2017.

The large scale calligraphic work, done on paper with fluid acrylic paint was then hung on the walls of the Clare Gallery.

The Monastery Gallery of Art is thrilled to be the first traveling location for this exhibit.

On September 23, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm, the artist will be visiting and performing a new work art specifically for the Monastery Gallery of Art.

Visit the MGA website to learn more about this exhibit or email Kathy with any questions about the reception.

Offering: Free will offering, no registration required.


Artist Profile

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Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord is inspired by the spirit of nature and the beauty and power of words. She has been working as a visual artist since the late 1970s. Ten years of calligraphic work were followed by a deep involvement in book arts. Her most significant body of work is the ongoing Spirit Books series, contemplative art objects—part book and part sculpture—made with branches, sticks, vines, handmade papers, and beads, which she began in 1992.

Her work is in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art Library, the University of Arizona, Wellesley College, the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College, Yale University, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It has also been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in
Canada and Korea, including the Center for Book Arts in New York City; the University of Indiana Art Gallery in Indianapolis; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Seungnam Book Fair in Seungnam, Korea.

Susan’s work is well-represented in print with features in magazines (Somerset Studio, Bound and Lettered, Fiberarts, Letter Arts Review, Urthona: Buddhism and the Arts, Art Quarter from Taiwan, and g: from Korea) and books (1,000 Artist’s Books, 500 Handmade Books, 500 More Handmade Books, Cover to Cover and The Art of the Handmade Book by Shereen LaPlantz, andHandmade Books And Cards by Jean Kropper).

Susan commitment to her art extends beyond the studio. She is internationally known for her advocacy of the educational and personal value of simple bookmaking with recycled materials through her website,, and her youtube channel at susangaylord. She writes and speaks about the history of the book and the creative life.

Earlier Event: September 23
Confirmation Retreat
Later Event: September 28
Women's Retreat