Nov 012011
 

KBAC Gallery, November 4 – December 2, 2011
Opening reception Nov. 4 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

November 4 opening of Handmade Paper Guild and KBAC artists exhibition

November 4 opening of Handmade Paper Guild and KBAC artists exhibition

View work by the Handmade Paper Guild of Southwest Michigan and Kalamazoo Book Arts Center artists and members. The exhibit will be open during the Art Hop of November and run through the Art Hop on December 2. Closed Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving weekend.

Jul 312011
 

KBAC Gallery, Sept. 9-30, 2011
Opening reception Sept. 9 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

Chad Andrews "Red Flower"

Chad Andrews “Red Flower”

Recent Works from Studio Paper+
An exhibition of collaborative prints and works from Chad Andrews 

Artist Chad Andrews is the director of a printmaking studio in Williamsport, Pennsylvania called Studio Paper+. This exhibition, which includes prints, mixed-media pieces, and an installation, reflects the vision of a master printer and image-maker who is engaged in the art of collaboration and the exploration of traditional and new materials.

Apr 302011
 

KBAC Gallery, June 3–24, 2011
Opening reception June 3 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

PRINTS: Recent Works
Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden

Owen-Murakami from "Umbra" and VanAmeyden from "13 Ways"

Owen-Murakami from "Umbra" and VanAmeyden from "13 Ways"

The exhibit features:
• Umbra: A suite of platinum prints exploring family history
• 13 Ways: A suite of intaglio prints and an artist book inspired by a Wallace Stevens poem

Mar 312011
 

KBAC Gallery, May 6-27, 2011
Opening Friday, May. 6, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

KBAC Third Annual Illustrated Accordion

KBAC Third Annual Illustrated Accordion

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) presents the non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion, opened in the KBAC Gallery during the May 6 Art Hop and was on exhibit until May 27. With entries from all over the United States and Europe, this 3rd annual exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. All media, variations, and interpretations of this style of book are included in the exhibition.

To view entries go to our 2011 Accordion Book page on Flickr.

Mar 012011
 

KBAC Gallery, April 1-29, 2011
Opening reception during Art Hop Friday, April 1 6 to 9 p.m.

Good Eats: an exhibition about food 2011

Good Eats: an exhibition about food 2011

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center presents a juried exhibition “Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food” sponsored by the Kalamazoo People’s Food Co-op.

From Dutch still-life paintings to Campbell’s soup cans, our obsession with food is a readymade subject for art! The exhibition will feature two-dimensional works of art—fine prints, paintings, and collages—that incorporate food in their subject.

Feb 012011
 

KBAC Gallery, March 4-25, 2011
Opening reception during Art Hop, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m.

James Deeb, "Faithless (no.2)" monotype, 2009

James Deeb, "Faithless (no.2)" monotype, 2009

James Deeb is a painter and printmaker who received his MFA from Western Michigan University, and currently lives in Chicago. About his work he says:

“I strive for extremes of content as well as form. My work suggests the ugly and the beautiful, the mind and the body. This is possible because art has the ability to contain seemingly incompatible attributes without compromise. What would be irrational in a verbal or mathematical expression becomes compelling in a work of art. This is what makes art powerful, elusive and even controversial. This ability is also fragile. The most effective way to suffocate a piece of art is to assign it a definitive meaning. Without the ability to subtly shift meaning and affect viewers differently over time, a painting is nothing more than an expensive piece of wallpaper. A truly successful work of art is one that defies quick interpretation and engages its audience like a living being. This is my aim. This is why I paint.”

Jan 012011
 

KBAC Gallery, Feb. 4-25, 2011
Opening reception Feb. 4 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

Art created by KBAC artists, staff, interns and others

Michael Dunn, "Cat Fishing," 48" x 24" relief print / artist proof

Michael Dunn, "Cat Fishing," 48" x 24" relief print / artist proof

This exhibtion demonstrates the diversity of KBAC’s creative members and friends. Among the works will be Poets in Print broadsides created by KBAC artists and a variety of prints, handmade paper, books, and more.

Oct 012010
 

KBAC Gallery, Nov. 5 to Dec. 17, 2010
Opening Friday, Nov. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Second Annual Book, Print and Paper Market

2010 Second Annual KBAC Book, Print and Paper Market

2010 Second Annual KBAC Book, Print and Paper Market

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) will host its Second Annual Book, Print and Paper Market as a part of the November Art Hop. The market will feature works by KBAC members. Things for sale will include handmade gifts and works of art related to the book arts: items made from handmade paper, fine art prints, letterpress prints, handmade books, and published books written or illustrated by members. A section of the gallery will also be set up as a bookstore to feature the published books of local writers.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m.

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.

Sep 012010
 

KBAC Gallery, Oct. 1–29, 2010
Opening reception Oct. 1 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

Part of Photo Fest, a city-wide event organized by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo in conjunction with the Midwest Society for Photographic Education conference hosted by WMU’s Frostic School of Art.

Aug 012010
 

KBAC Gallery, Sept. 10-25, 2010
Opening reception Sept 10, 6–9 p.m. during Art Hop

John Kollig, from Dada print series

John Kollig, from Dada print series

John Kollig, the first KBAC Resident Artist for 2010, has been working in our studio since January to create a series of printed images.

Kollig received his MFA in painting from Western Michigan University and has exhibited his work widely in Michigan. In 2009 he was invited to participate in the Seventh Annual Biennale of Art in Florence, Italy.

About this new work Kollig says:

“The images, all appropriated, are used in combinations of monotype, transfer, collage, and drawing. The process of using mixed media was through intuition and random selection. Nothing was planned. The only criteria for choosing an image were my personal taste and aesthetic. The whole series was worked simultaneously. There is no narrative or context for this work that I was consciously thinking.”

For more information about Kollig’s work visit: www.johnkolligfineart.com

Jul 012010
 

KBAC Gallery, Aug. 6–27, 2010
Opening reception Aug. 6 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

Kip Deeds, "Work Table" pen and ink drawing

Kip Deeds, "Work Table" pen and ink drawing

Kip Deeds has been an instructor of printmaking and drawing for many years at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Princeton University. This exhibition will feature one hundred of his drawings and the artists’ book Key Note.

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.

May 012010
 

KBAC Gallery, June 4 – July 30, 2010
Opening Friday, June 4, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Hart-Seeger-Myers broadside by Jeff Abshear

Hart-Seeger-Myers broadside by Jeff Abshear

An exhibition of KBAC Poets in Print Broadsides continues through July 30. This series of works were created with images and typography by KBAC artists using fine handmade papers, typeset and printed in the KBAC studios in limited editions. The series, begun in November, 2008, has commemorated 30 poet’s work in 20 broadsides. All editions in stock are available for sale.

Apr 012010
 

KBAC Gallery, May 7-29, 2010
Opening Friday, May 7, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Cat Crotchett
Cross References: The Indonesia Paintings

Cat Crochett, "The Introduction (West meets East)" 4 of many - an installation

Cat Crochett, "The Introduction (West meets East)" 4 of many - an installation

Join us to celebrate the opening of Cross References: The Indonesia Paintings during Art Hop, 6-9 p.m., Friday, May 7. This installation of encaustic paintings by WMU Professor of Art, Cat Crotchett, is inspired by Cat’s research in Indonesia and is a dialog between encaustic painting and the art of Javanese batik.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This exhibition describes a recent project is to initiate a cross–cultural dialog between wax working artists by introducing encaustic painting techniques to Indonesian visual artists, most specifically to Javanese batik artists, through a series of encaustic workshops. These workshops created an opportunity to exchange information about the use of materials and tools from different wax working traditions in addition to speaking to our divergent and intersecting uses of pattern and pattern structure. From this unique experience, I have begun creating a series of encaustic paintings that incorporate Indonesian batik patterns and the use of traditional batik tools to make connections between eastern and western traditions and practices in visual art and culture.

This work was supported by grants from the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award; The College of Fine Arts; The Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education; The Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University and The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. This project also received donations from R & F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY and received support in Indonesia from Anetena Projects, Barbaran Segaragunung and Taman Budaya.

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.

Jan 312010
 

KBAC Gallery, March 5-26, 2010
Opening Friday, March 5, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Dwellers: Prints and Drawings
by Todd Freeman

"The Grampu" Todd Freeman, hand colored copper etching on paper

"The Grampus" Todd Freeman, hand colored copper etching on paper

The KBAC Gallery presents Dwellers, An Illustrated Wilderness: Folklore, Field Reports, Hunting Traditions & Alleged Happenings in the Wild. Prints and drawings by Todd Freeman.

Dec 312009
 

KBAC Gallery, February 5-25, 2010
Opening Friday, Feb. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Millennium Text
by Vicki VanAmeyden 

VanAmeyden, multimedia work

VanAmeyden, multimedia work

The KBAC Gallery presents a series of multi-media works by Vicki VanAmeyden on exhibit from Feb. 5 – 25.

Vicki VanAmeyden received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI in 2002 with a concentration in printmaking and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI in 1986. She teaches drawing, painting and printmaking courses for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and is Adjunct Faculty in the Arts and Communications Department at Kellogg Community College.

“The works in Millennium Text Series engage the potential layered meanings and interpretations of mark making as attributed to the written word. The materials used in their making reflect my consideration and perception regarding the political, social and cultural consciousness of America at this current marker in time, the turn of the century.’

For more about VanAmeyden’s work go to: www.vickivanameyden.com

Dec 012009
 

Midtown Gallery, 356 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo
January 4 – 29, 2010; opening Friday, Jan 4, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

Threshold at Midtown Gallery

Pendragons and KBAC at Midtown Gallery

Pendragons and KBAC at Midtown Gallery

The Kalamazoo PenDragons Calligraphy Guild and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center present a collaborative show entitled Threshold. The exhibit is on view from January 4 – 29 at Midtown Gallery, 356 S. Kalamazoo Mall. Open hours are 10-5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 11-3 p.m. Saturday. For further information call Midtown Gallery at 372-0134.

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