Note: The KBAC will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 and 24th
Fall 2017 Class Catalog
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. We like to think that our passion is contagious so give something new a try or refresh your own knowledge or come play in one of our open studio sessions. Our small classes can be adapted for beginners or more advanced students.
Ducks and Dresses: Hanji Artwork by Aimee Lee
KBAC Gallery, December 1, 2017 – January 2018
Opens December 1 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Two Korean traditions—ducks and garments—come together in this exhibit that presents the artwork of Aimee Lee. Known as hanji, Korean paper is remarkably resilient and versatile. It can be transformed from a sheet of paper into a garment that mimics cloth, yet retains its identity as a material that can be drawn upon, dyed, textured, and sewn. Hanji can also be cut and twisted into rope-like material that twines into rigid but hollow basket forms of any shape. To illustrate the wide possibilities of hanji, paper garments in western and Korean styles will be displayed alongside the colorful and ever-popular hanji ducks that refer to Korean wedding traditions.
Aimee Lee will teach two classes at the KBAC during her visit:
Make Hanji: Korean sheet formation
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paper Fusion: Combine and Texture Paper with Joomchi
Sunday, December 3, Noon. – 5:00 p.m.
More information about these classes can be found on our workshop page.
Drawing on Words: Graphite drawings by Michael Dunn with poetry by area poets in collaboration with Friends of Poetry
KBAC Gallery, November 3 – 22, 2017
Opens November 3 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Poetry reading, KBAC Gallery, November 11, at 7:00 p.m.
The KBAC has produced many broadsides depicting an artist’s response to a poem by an author from our Poets in Print reading series. Michael Dunn has turned this concept around by producing a series of drawings and asking local poets to write poems in response to his work. Both the poems and Michael’s work will be on display at the KBAC during the month of November.