Arnold Grummer’s 3rd Annual Midwest Paper Fest On Display thru October at Town Square

Winner of the 2017 Midwest Paper Fest juried show, Maria Amalia Wood, poses next to her artwork. Her winning composition featured leaves made of handmade paper accompanied by a short poem: "Dancing in the wind/ falling down slowly/ a leaf celebrates freedom."

Winner of the 2017 Midwest Paper Fest juried show, Maria Amalia Wood, poses next to her artwork. Her winning composition featured leaves made of handmade paper accompanied by a short poem: "Dancing in the wind/ falling down slowly/ a leaf celebrates freedom."

Town Square Community Center is hosting Arnold Grummer's third annual Midwest Paper Fest throughout the month of October starting with an opening reception on Friday, October 4 from 6 -7:30 pm. A juried exhibition will follow the reception, wherein the winners of this year’s Paper Fest will be announced. The catered event is free and open to the public.

This show features handmade paper art from eighteen artists representing five different states across the United States. Members of the community are encouraged to come, enjoy the art and purchase their favorite piece before the exhibit concludes.

In celebration of handmade paper art, renowned papermaker Andrea Peterson of Hook Pottery Paper will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 1:30pm at a reduced price of $50 per person and include all of the materials. Workshop must be scheduled in advance. To reserve your spot, contact Tanya Schwartz at tanyapapermaker@gmail.com.

Arnold Grummer's LLC is a paper making company founded by Arnold and his wife Mabel in 1976 as Paper Ed/Ex. For more information on the event and workshop, visit www.greenlaketownsquare.org/midwestpaperfest/.