The Illustrated Accordion
Join the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center for our 9th annual Illustrated Accordion exhibition.
New this year: the KBAC will present a Best in Show award of $100.
Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition, The Illustrated Accordion. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. The structure of an accordion book is simple: a long piece of paper is folded into pages that can be read like a book or spread open and displayed like a banner. Featuring works of book artists from all over the world, the books in this exhibit take this book form to a new level.
Every book that has been entered in previous Illustrated Accordion exhibits are available to view through our website.
The 2017 Illustrated Accordion gallery is now up! It is being added to every day.
Passages and Poets in Print 2008 – 2017
At the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, WMU
April 30 – May 26, Opening Reception: April 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
All of the broadsides created through the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s Poets in Print reading series will be on display. The KBAC invites contemporary poets to participate in readings in our gallery. For each poet, an artist creates a letterpress broadside that includes a poem and a printed image using traditional printmaking techniques. During the event poets read their original work and sign the broadsides.
Summer 2017 Class Catalog
What will the longer days of summer 2017 will bring for you? Maybe you’re thinking of exploring some new ways to express yourself. Or, maybe you’d like to work on a skill that has proven difficult to master. Or, maybe you just need a day of fun (who doesn’t?) on a staycation. At the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, we love sharing our knowledge of traditional arts like papermaking, printmaking, book binding, creative writing, paper marbling, calligraphy and more. Our small classes can be adapted for beginners or more advanced students. We like to think that our passion is contagious!