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.


Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. is a printer, book artist, and papermaker, who is best known for creating brilliantly-colored letterpress prints that express social and political commentary. Using hand presses, he produces large editions of typographically-driven posters on inexpensive chipboard stock, often layered with many vibrant colors of ink. His bold and challenging prints have been collected by libraries, and he has taught workshops throughout the US, South America, and Europe. In 2009, the feature-length documentary film Proceed and Be Bold, focused on his life and work. In 2015, he was honored as a United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts.

Amos P. Kennedy Jr.'s visit is supported by a Visiting Scholars and Artists Grant from WMU and co-sponsored by Special Collections and Rare Books and the Frostic School of Art.

Artist's Talk: Talkin' LOUD and sayin' nothin'
February 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, WMU, room 2008

Class: Reclaiming the Commons
March 2, 2019, 10 - 3 p.m., KBAC
Participants will design and create a poster celebrating the COMMONS