Eve Reid: Paper Retrospective
KBAC Gallery, June 3- July 29, 2016
Opens June 3 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Since Eve Reid began to create her muse has always been the landscape. Her landscape pulp paintings are a response to her outer world. The meditative quality of viewing changing landscapes leads to reflecting on the internal landscape.
Reid’s handmade pulp paintings are created with fine layers of pigmented paper pulp, which when dry, created and integrated statement. To these paintings she adds actual earth fragments, found objects, and art-made remains, exploring the relationship between the visual landscape and the earth below. The work honors nature and fragments buried by archaic cultures as commemoratives and unburied by the artist. This process references the cycles of life and death as reflected in the passing seasons.
Eve Reid taught in the art department at Western Michigan University and established the papermaking area at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. She founded the Handmade Paper Guild and was a founding member of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Summer 2016 Workshops
Try something new this summer! At the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center you’ll find several new bookbinding classes including the Secret Belgian binding, an Upcycled Notebook and our first (but often asked for) workshop working with leather. Of course, we’re not forgetting some of our most popular classes like Papermaking, Monoprinting, and Letterpress.
Or, maybe you’d like to get off the computer and work on the art of beautiful lettering? Join Marijo Carney and Lisa LeBlanc, both experienced teachers and award winning calligraphers, as we begin a collaboration offering Calligraphy workshops.
No matter your interests, we’ve got something for you! Don’t forget to use our easy, online registration.