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.
View past exhibitions in the Gallery Archive.
KBAC Gallery, October 6 – 27
Opens During Art Hop, October 6, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
For 20 years, Shawn Sheehy has been creating pop-up books that explore the wild world and the place of humans within it. This exhibit will feature Sheehy’s artist books, individual pop-up folios, and a selection of the ephemera and process work that surround his practice.
Lecture: Pop-up Bestiaries and Herbiaries: What We Can Learn by Cataloging the “Wild”
Thursday, October 5: 6:00 pm in the Richmond Center, RCVA 2008
The KBAC joins with Western Michigan University Libraries Special Collections and Rare Book Department, and the Frostic School of Art, to welcome visiting pop-up book artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy. This visit is supported by a grant from the WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.
Workshops: “Pop-Up Wildflower Greeting Cards: Spring Set” and “Pop-Up Wildflower Greeting Cards: Summer Set”
Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm and Sunday, October 8, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Visit our Workshops page for more info.
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.
Ducks and Dresses: Hanji Artwork by Aimee Lee
KBAC Gallery, December 1, 2017 – January 2018
Opens December 1 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Two Korean traditions—ducks and garments—come together in this exhibit that presents the artwork of Aimee Lee. Known as hanji, Korean paper is remarkably resilient and versatile. It can be transformed from a sheet of paper into a garment that mimics cloth, yet retains its identity as a material that can be drawn upon, dyed, textured, and sewn. Hanji can also be cut and twisted into rope-like material that twines into rigid but hollow basket forms of any shape. To illustrate the wide possibilities of hanji, paper garments in western and Korean styles will be displayed alongside the colorful and ever-popular hanji ducks that refer to Korean wedding traditions.
Aimee Lee will teach two classes at the KBAC during her visit:
Make Hanji: Korean sheet formation
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paper Fusion: Combine and Texture Paper with Joomchi
Sunday, December 3, Noon. – 5:00 p.m.
More information about these classes can be found on our workshop page.