Amongst the Trees: Work by Andrea Peterson and Jon Hook
KBAC Gallery, November 6–27
Opening reception, November 6, 6:00 – 9:00
Andrea Peterson creates paper art works and relief printed images on handmade sheets of paper that have utilized pulp-drawing techniques. She also creates site-specific installation work and book art pieces. She combines these efforts to make works that address human relationship to the environment Most of her work can be found in private collections as a well as corporate collections such as Hollister clothing, Chicago. Her worked has been exhibited internationally such as Deggendorf Museum, Germany, Steyermuhl Paper Museum, Austria, Scoula di Grafica, Venice, Italy; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN, Columbia College Chicago Book and Paper Center, IL, Frankfurt Library, IN; Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City, IN.
Studio ceramic artist, Jon Hook, creates sculptural work and functional pottery. Jon‘s work is in numerable private collections. He exhibits his work nationally as well as his own gallery in Laporte, Indiana. He has built his own kiln in which he only fires with wood. The wood firing for Jon is a passion. He finds that wood firing is an intense and industrious process that is invigorating and exciting. It is important to him to live as close in harmony that he can with his surrounding environment. He creates glazes from the ash of his wood stove that heats his studio and collects rain water in barrels to use in the studio. The work that is produced is like no other due to the wood fly ash and plant fiber introduced into the glaze chamber during firing to high temperatures.
Fall 2015 Workshops
“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”
There is real truth in these words by Walt Disney. This fall the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is pleased to offer many classes that will interest curious adults and older teens. The schedule introduces several brand new classes like 3D Papermaking, Calligraphy, Introduction to Altered Books and a more advanced bookbinding class called French Link Stitch Journal with Closure. Of course, we’re not forgetting some of our most popular classes like Papermaking, Coptic Stitch, Paper Marbling and Letterpress. No matter your interests, we’ve got something for you! Don’t forget to use our easy, online registration.