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Jill Jepsen, WHY., 25″ x 36″, hand stamping with type on mulberry paper, 2016.

Jill Jepsen
MAPS WORK.  SEE. WHY.

KBAC Gallery, Dec 2 – 22
Opens Dec 2, during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Today, texting a single letter implies a word. Taking a road trip requires typing an address into a phone and a voice directs you to the destination. For years, a word was arranged letter by letter. Traveling required pulling over, unfolding the map, finding where you were and where you wanted to go. The journey is the destination.

Jill Jepsen’s current body of work explores the possibilities of type as a visual journey. Repetitive printing, cutting and reorganizing printed matter are studio methods used to create new images. How is the print read? Do they transform, change in character as they move across a surface?

Jepsen received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University with a concentration in painting and printmaking. Her work has been exhibited in many solo, juried and group exhibitions throughout Michigan. Jill currently teaches art courses in the Humanities Department at Washtenaw Community College. In addition to the collage work, Jill also has a letterpress print studio at her home in Ann Arbor.

   

 

New Chapbooks Published by the KBACChain of Lakes

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center has published two new Chapbooks: Steinmetz Suite by Susan Blackwell Ramsey and and Chain of Lakes by Elizabeth Kerlikowske.

   

Workshops: Winter/Spring 2017winterweb

What will 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?). 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!

Of special note is Carol Parker, our guest artist, who coming to Kalamazoo to share her talents. Carol will be teaching a bookbinding class never offered here before as well as an exciting mixed media journaling class. Take the bookbinding class and then use the book you’ve made to keep your thoughts and artistic ideas!

Winter/Spring Adult Classes

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