Sep 302010

KBAC Gallery, Saturday, October 23, 2010,
7 to 9 p.m., doors open at 6:30

Book Arts for Poets:
an Exhibition and Reading

(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.

Aug 012010

September 23-25, 2010: Lecture / Workshops

Guest Artists: Peter and Donna Thomas

Peter & Donna Thomas' Gypsy Wagon

Peter & Donna Thomas' Gypsy Wagon

Book artists Peter and Donna Thomas, the authors and illustrators of More Making Books By Hand, visited us with their custom-made gypsy van “bookmobile” to present workshops and a lecture. Renowned as creators of miniature and artists’ books since 1977, they have produced over 125 limited editions and 300 one-of-a-kind books, found in collections around the globe. They are active in the Miniature Books Society and the Friends of Dard Hunter and reside in Santa Cruz, California.

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Mar 012010

KBAC Gallery, April 2-30, 2010
Opening Friday, April 2, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Peter and Donna Thomas "Illustrated Accordion"

Peter and Donna Thomas "Illustrated Accordion"

Our national call for books for our exhibit The Illustrated Accordion, opening on April 2, has brought packages of all shapes and sizes to our mailbox, as book artists from across North America respond. This will be an exciting exhibit, with works by more than 20 artists from New York, Santa Cruz, Halifax, and Vancouver, to name a few. This non-juried exhibition in the KBAC Gallery from April 2–30, 2010 is our 2nd annual exhibition focusing on books created in the accordion form. A variety of media, variations, and interpretations of this style of book are included in the exhibition.

Visit our virtual gallery for the 2010 Illustrated Accordion on Flickr.

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