Friends of Dard Hunter is an organization that connects, encourages, and educates people interested in hand papermaking. They are holding their annual meeting in St Louis October 18-20. Ted Gast is leading a Roundtable on the Chemistry of Paper on Saturday October 19; this is an ACS Chemical Ambassador event. Four additional members of the local section (Hal Harris, Alexa Serfis, Keith Stine, Greg Wall), and paper artist Megan Singleton will join Ted on the panel. More information is available about Friends of Dard Hunter and the conference itself at the Dard Hunter website. Curious about the intersection of chemistry and paper-making? More info here.
Apropos paper, there is an exhibit at the airport that is worth seeing. Paper Trails is on display in the Meeting Place Gallery (the waiting area in Lambert’s Terminal 1 where Concourse C dumps out of the secure area). The exhibit will be up through October 21, 2013.