Myra Kalaw (She/Her) Born & raised in the Philippines, and transplanted to Chicago at age 16, Myra Kalaw is a poet and a book & paper artist. She has lived and worked in Chicago for over 30 years, has worked with the local CIRCA Pintig Community Theater and The Bread & Puppet Theater of Vermont. In October 2021, she was chosen as one of 8 artists of Chicago Puppet Lab, an 8-month residency program by The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.
Myra loves paper as much as she loves print media. Paper is a highly versatile, recyclable material that is lightweight, flexible, strong and portable. It can be folded and unfolded for transport, and can withstand a lot of pressure. Making paper wallets allows her to combine skills in book making & paper folding to produce an artful object that is practical and can be used everyday. These days, she not only makes things on paper, but also does social media and content marketing on the web.