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Guest Artist

November 2014: Bilingual reading with Jeff Abshear

Saturday, November 15, 2014

KBAC Gallery
Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

Canti di un luogo abbandonato
By Azzurra d’Agostino

Songs of an Abandoned Place
Translation and linocuts by Jeff Abshear

During the summer of 2014, KBAC Director Jeff Abshear worked at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione in Cornuda, to print the letterpress edition Canti di un luogo abbandonato/Songs of an Abandoned Place, by Azzurra d’Agostino. He translated the poems to English and printed them with four linocut prints, on handmade paper created in the KBAC studio and shipped to Italy.

This project was funded by a KADI Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the WMU Frostic School of Art, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 Linocut from Songs of an Abandoned Place by Jeff Abshear

Linocut from Songs of an Abandoned Place by Jeff Abshear