Oct 062013
Book Arts in Venice

Book Arts in Venice, Collaborative Letterpress Poster

KBAC Gallery, Sept. 6–27, 2013
Opening reception Sept. 6 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

During the summer of 2013 eleven students from WMU’s Frostic School of Art and Lee Honors College through the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, accompanied our director Jeff Abshear on a study abroad trip, Book Arts in Venice. They traveled to Italy to work at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Firenze Arti Visive in Florence, and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione, a letterpress museum and studio in Cornuda, to produce intaglio prints, letterpress posters, and a limited-edition handmade book. This exhibit features the student’s sketchbooks, photos, a video, intaglio prints, letterpress posters, copies of the completed letterpress book, and ephemera documenting their experiences in Italy.

Students at Tipoteca

Students at Tipoteca

Jan 102012
KBAC Good Eats exhibition

KBAC Good Eats exhibition

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) announces a call to artists for the juried exhibition “Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food” which will be held in the KBAC Gallery, April 6–27, 2012.

From Dutch still-life paintings to Campbell’s Soup cans, our obsession with food is a readymade subject for art! Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition will feature two-dimensional works of art—fine prints, paintings, and collages—that incorporate food in their subject. There is no charge to participate. Continue reading »

Sep 212010

Special Event: Saturday, October 23, 7 to 9 p.m., doors open at 6:30
KBAC Gallery, 103A Park Trades, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue

(left) Sheep, From "Indigo by Susan Ramsey"; (right) pages from "Joe's Garage" by Elaine Koren Seaman

(left) Sheep, From “Indigo by Susan Ramsey”; (right) pages from “Joe’s Garage” by Elaine Koren Seaman

During the summer of 2010 six local poets participated in a six-week workshop in which they created limited-edition handmade books at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. These poets include Nina Feirer, Shanda Hansma Blue, Conrad Hilberry, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Susan Ramsey, and Elaine Seaman. The poets made handmade paper covers for the books, created relief print illustrations, and sewed the books together by hand.

For this event the poet’s books will be displayed in the gallery, and they will read from their work. Please join us for this special exhibition and reading.

May 012010

KBAC Gallery, Friday, June 4, 2010, 5 – 9 p.m.

Artists Who Work in Black and White
featuring six local authors and their works

Join us during the June Art Hop for an event cosponsored by Kazoo Books and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center with six local authors: Joe Heywood, Michael Loyd Gray, Gary Cialdella, Erika Oliver, Bonnie Jo Campbell and Mel Starr.

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