TEN: an exhibition by SWMP

KBAC Gallery, March 4 – 25
Opens During Art Hop, March 4  2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


In celebration of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s tenth anniversary, regional printmakers will create work in response to concepts associated with the number TEN.  Southwest Michigan Printmakers (SWMP) is a group of artists working in a variety of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Begun in the late 1970’s, the Southwest Michigan Printmakers (SWMP) is diverse and informal group of regional artist/printmakers dedicated to the creation of hand made and fine art prints. Meeting bi-monthly, the group encourages artists working in printmaking and promotes excellence in the various print mediums. Through exhibitions of their works, SWMP helps to promote public knowledge, understanding, and support for printmaking.Adult Workshops


Winter/Spring 2016 Workshops

wk_postcardwinter2016Need a good book?  Try making one yourself!  This winter/spring we’re offering an expanded list of six bookbinding workshops as well as some of our most popular classes like papermaking, paper marbling, paste painting, poetry, collage and letterpress.

In April Helen Hiebert, an internationally known paper artist, is coming to Kalamazoo to share her talents. Or, try a collaborative paper/print class with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts which combines the teaching talents and studio spaces of two of Kalamazoo’s foremost visual arts venues.

Adult Workshops


 High School Book Arts Programhighschool

The KBAC is offering a series of three classes for students interested in the visual arts who want to add to their portfolio for college applications.  Students will make learn to make paper, create a drypoint print and bind a book. Classes are March 7, 14 and 21, 6:30-8:30 pm. Classes are FREE but you must register by March 1st by calling Lorrie at 269-373-4938  Find out more here.

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