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Book Arts in Venice

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Venice, Italy, has been a center for printing since the introduction of movable type in the 15th century, when printers like Nicholas Jenson and Aldus Manutius set up presses and began publishing books. This tradition continues today with creative printers, book designers, and graphic artists. On this trip to Venice we will explore this rich history, visit museums and libraries, and work in professional studios to create individual prints and a collaborative book. The program welcomes all levels of experience, with introductory instruction in the studio.

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Matching Donation

Recently we received the wonderful news that all donations received by February 28, 2019 from new donors will be matched 1:1 by an anonymous benefactor. Please help us take advantage of this wonderful opportunity by giving today. Your donations help support the KBAC education program, visiting artists, gallery exhibitions, and Poets in Print reading series. Thank you!

Featured Workshops

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Print:

Reclaiming the Commons

Saturday, March 2

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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Surface Design:

Suminagashi Marbling

Monday, January 28
6 p.m. to 9 p.m

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Create:

Gelatin Prints: Put them to Use!

Mondays, February 4 and 11
6 p.m. to 9 p.m

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Bookbinding:

Coptic Journal with Closure

Saturday, February 16
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Paper:

Kitchen Scrap Papermaking

Monday, February 18
6 p.m. to 9 p.m

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Bookbinding:

Open Book Studio

Wednesday, February 20
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Calligraphy:

Intermediate Italic

Tuesdays, March 12, 19, April 2, 9, 23 and 30
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Calligraphy:

Introduction to Gothic Hand Lettering

Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Print:

Decorative Papers on the Letterpress

Saturday, March 24
12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Bookbinding:

Button Books

Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Print:

Reclaiming the Commons

Saturday, March 2

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Learn More

2018-suminagashi-thumb.jpg

Surface Design:

Suminagashi Marbling

Monday, January 28
6 p.m. to 9 p.m

Learn More

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Create:

Gelatin Prints: Put them to Use!

Mondays, February 4 and 11
6 p.m. to 9 p.m

Learn More

ClosureDetail.jpeg

Bookbinding:

Coptic Journal with Closure

Saturday, February 16
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Learn More

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Paper:

Kitchen Scrap Papermaking

Monday, February 18
6 p.m. to 9 p.m

Learn More

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Bookbinding:

Open Book Studio

Wednesday, February 20
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn More

Give of Yourself .jpeg

Calligraphy:

Intermediate Italic

Tuesdays, March 12, 19, April 2, 9, 23 and 30
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn More

gothimageMY.jpg

Calligraphy:

Introduction to Gothic Hand Lettering

Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn More

2005-02-07 03.05.26.jpg

Print:

Decorative Papers on the Letterpress

Saturday, March 24
12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn More

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Bookbinding:

Button Books

Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Create:

Book Arts in Venice

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center presents a travel study program to Italy with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione in Cornuda (Treviso).

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Upcoming Events

February 2019: Kids Print Extravaganza

Gallery Event

February 2019: Kids Print Extravaganza
February 1February 22, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Opens February 1 During Art Hop
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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February 2019: William Olsen and Rebecca Morgan Frank

Poets in Print

February 2019: William Olsen and Rebecca Morgan Frank
Saturday, February 9, 2019

KBAC Gallery
7:00 p.m.

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March 2019: Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.: Posters on the Wall

Special Event, Guest Artist

March 2019: Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.: Posters on the Wall
March 1April 26, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Opens March 1 during Art Hop
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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March 2019: Marcus Jackson and Sara Henning

Poets in Print

March 2019: Marcus Jackson and Sara Henning
Saturday, March 16, 2019

KBAC Gallery
7:00 p.m.

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April 2019: Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival

April 2019: Edible Book Festival
Friday, April 5, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Drop off entries: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Winners announced at 7:00 p.m.
Eat books at 7:05 p.m.

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May 2019: The Illustrated Accordion

Illustrated Accordion

May 2019: The Illustrated Accordion
May 3May 30, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Opens May 3 During Art Hop
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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June 2019: Pamela Paulsrud

Guest Artist

June 2019: Pamela Paulsrud
June 7July 26, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Opens June 7 During Art Hop
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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Shop

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Journals:

Turquoise Paste-Paper Book
16.00

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Editions:

Steinmetz Suite

Author: Susan Blackwell Ramsey
Artist: Katie Platte

15.00

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Broadsides:

Chatti by Wohletz

Artist: Natalia Wohletz
Poet: Leila Chatti
Poem: “Upon Realizing There Are Ghosts in the Water”

25.00

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journal- Turquoise Paste-Paper Book.jpg

Journals:

Turquoise Paste-Paper Book
16.00

Learn More

edition-steinmetz1jpg.jpg

Editions:

Steinmetz Suite

Author: Susan Blackwell Ramsey
Artist: Katie Platte

15.00

Learn More

SC65218111311420.jpg

Broadsides:

Chatti by Wohletz

Artist: Natalia Wohletz
Poet: Leila Chatti
Poem: “Upon Realizing There Are Ghosts in the Water”

25.00

Learn More