First Friday: The Art of the Page

First Friday at CHF
Date: September 6, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

We value books made many centuries ago as much for their artistry as for their words. Using examples of books from our collection, guest speaker Lesley Mitchell will demonstrate various methods of illustration and decorative arts used in books throughout history.

Lesley Mitchell makes paintings, prints, and artist’s books in her Philadelphia studio. Mitchell was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a printmaker and has taught printmaking and other works on paper classes at several regional institutions. She shows her work nationally and internationally. She began her explorations in the book arts about 15 years ago and finds that her books frequently teach her things even as she makes them. Marbled paper appears in her book pages and covers, as well as in her drawings and collages.

First Fridays are free and open to the public; no registration required!

For more information about First Fridays at CHF, call 215.873.8258 or e-mail

About First Fridays

CHF joins over 40 Old City museums, galleries, and shops in opening its doors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for First Friday. Learn more about First Fridays in Philadelphia’s Old City Arts District.


First Fridays at CHF are made possible with generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and DuPont.

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