Jan 252015
 
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 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 has a B.S. in Education from Valparaiso University, an A.A. in Graphic Design from Madison College, and an MFA in Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago. He has been teaching book arts courses and workshops on the national level—primarily in paper making and paper engineering—since 2001. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by numerous prestigious universities, including Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. His pop-ups have been featured twice in both Hand Papermaking magazine and Vintage magazine. Sheehy’s trade pop-up book Welcome to the Neighborwood (a mass-market version of his artist book) was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. He’s currently at work on his next trade book—a mass-market version of his artist book Beyond the Sixth Extinction—and it will be released through Candlewick in Autumn 2018. Visit him at shawnsheehy.com

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May 132017
 
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Michael Dunn, Accident Scene #124

Michael Dunn: Drawing on Words

KBAC Gallery, November 3 – 24, 2017
Opens November 3 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The KBAC has produced many broadsides depicting an artist’s response to a poem by an author from our Poets in Print reading series.  Michael Dunn has turned this concept around by producing a series of drawings and asking local poets to write poems in response to his work. Both the poems and Michael’s work will be on display at the KBAC during the month of November. 

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