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2011 KBAC Illustrated Accordion opening

2011 KBAC Illustrated Accordion opening

Experience the many dimensions of the book arts at the KBAC Gallery, a showcase for group shows like the Illustrated Accordion as well as work by local and guest artists.

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View past exhibitions in the Gallery Archive.

 

May 192017
 

KBAC Gallery, May 5 to 26, 2017
Opens May 5 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Margy O’Brien, “Sentinel”

Join the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center for our 9th annual Illustrated Accordion exhibition.

2017 Entry Form and Information

New this year: the KBAC will present a Best in Show award of $100. 

Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition .The Illustrated Accordion. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form.The structure of an accordion book is simple: a long piece of paper is folded into pages that can be read like a book or spread open and displayed like a banner. Featuring works of book artists from all over the world, the books in this exhibit take this book form to a new level.

Every book that has been entered in previous Illustrated Accordion exhibits are available to view through our website.

May 192017
 

KBAC Gallery, Art Hop Friday June 2, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come explore book arts! Help make a giant paper globe, make paper, accordion books and more at this FREE event for the whole family.

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May 172017
 
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Lauren Gould, Untitled, Copper etching, champlené enamel, 24k gold leaf

KBAC Gallery, August 4 – 30
Opens During Art Hop, August 4, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This exhibit showcases the diversity of work created by past and current interns.

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Lauren Gould, “Apotheosis,” relief print

May 172017
 
KBAC Gallery, September 8–29
Opening reception September 8, 6:00 – 9:00
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This exhibition features the work created by Western Michigan University students who traveled throughout Europe to study book arts in summer of 2017. Students toured Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, visiting museums, libraries, and other historic sites, with a particular emphasis on traditional printing, papermaking, and book arts studios. Traditionally the publication of books has been a collaborative effort, with people from many disciplines contributing: writers, artists, and craftsmen. Students worked together and with European artists to create the works of art on display at the KBAC. Support for Book Arts in Europe was provided by Frostic School of Art and Haenicke Institute for Global Education.
May 172017
 

Shawn Sheehy, “Bibliokinetics”

KBAC Gallery, October 6 – 27
Opens During Art Hop, October 6,  2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.xmas_bells

This exhibition of Shawn Sheehy’s pop-up books will include old and new work, as well as process ephemera.

Shawn Sheehy’s interest in paper engineering grew from experiences in sculpture, graphic design and book arts. Shawn editions pop-up artist books, creates mass-market pop-up books, serves occasionally as freelance graphic designer, and teaches paper engineering workshops. Visit him at shawnsheehy.com.

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