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From Art Hop to poetry readings, guest artist presentations, special workshops, and themed exhibits, the KBAC presents a wide array of public events year round. The Illustrated Accordion, an exhibition of accordion style books has been attracting entries from book artists around the world since 2009. The Edible Book Festival, our annual April Fool’s Day event, invites the community to share intriguing and edible tributes to the book. Guest Artists present exhibitions, lectures and workshops by internationally known artists. Special Events celebrate the book arts with unique events and presentations. Our reading series, Poets in Print, holds five readings a year, each commemorated with letterpress broadsides. 

October 2019: Carol Myers

Guest Artist

October 2019: Carol Myers
October 4October 25, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Opens October 4 during Art Hop
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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November 2019: Jim Horton

Guest Artist

November 2019: Jim Horton
November 1November 29, 2019

KBAC Gallery
Opens November 1 During Art Hop
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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Feb/March 2020: Jean Buescher Bartlett: Book. Art. Object.

Guest Artist

Feb/March 2020: Jean Buescher Bartlett: Book. Art. Object.
February 7March 27, 2020

KBAC Gallery
Opens February 7 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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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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November 2018: Ali Hansen & Mary Burke

Guest Artist

November 2018: Ali Hansen & Mary Burke
November 2November 29, 2018

KBAC Gallery
Opens November 2 during Art Hop
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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October 2018: Dan Addington

Guest Artist

October 2018: Dan Addington
October 5October 26, 2018

KBAC Gallery
Opens October 5 during Art Hop

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March 2018: Jennifer Farrell, Starshaped Press

Guest Artist

March 2018: Jennifer Farrell, Starshaped Press
March 2April 27, 2018

KBAC Gallery
Opens March 2 During Art Hop
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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December 2017: Ducks and Dresses, Hanji Artwork by Aimee Lee

Guest Artist

December 2017: Ducks and Dresses, Hanji Artwork by Aimee Lee
December 1January 2, 2018

KBAC Gallery
Opens December 1 during Art Hop
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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November 2017: Michael Dunn: Drawing on Words

Guest Artist

November 2017: Michael Dunn: Drawing on Words
November 3November 22, 2017

KBAC Gallery
Opens November 3 during Art Hop
6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading
November 11 at 7:00 p.m.

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October 2017: Shawn Sheehy - Bestiaries and Herbiaries

Guest Artist

October 2017: Shawn Sheehy - Bestiaries and Herbiaries
October 6October 27, 2017

Opens During Art Hop, October 6,  2017
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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December 2016: Jill Jepsen, MAPS WORK. SEE. WHY.

Guest Artist

December 2016: Jill Jepsen, MAPS WORK. SEE. WHY.
December 2December 22, 2016

KBAC Gallery
Opens Dec 2, during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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November 2016: Jeff Abshear

Guest Artist

November 2016: Jeff Abshear
November 4November 23, 2016

KBAC Gallery
Opens Nov 4, during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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June 2016: Eve Reid

Guest Artist

June 2016: Eve Reid
June 3July 29, 2016

KBAC Gallery
Opens June 3 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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April 2016: Helen Hiebert

Guest Artist

April 2016: Helen Hiebert
Friday, April 8, 2016

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Friday, April 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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November 2015: Amongst the Trees, Andrea Peterson and Jon Hook

Guest Artist

November 2015: Amongst the Trees, Andrea Peterson and Jon Hook
November 6November 27, 2015

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception, November 6, 6:00 – 9:00

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October 2015: Paul Robbert: A Retrospective

Guest Artist

October 2015: Paul Robbert: A Retrospective
October 2October 30, 2015

KBAC Gallery
Opens During Art Hop, October 2, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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March 2015: Mind Your Memes, Jeffery Evergreen

Guest Artist

March 2015: Mind Your Memes, Jeffery Evergreen
March 6March 30, 2015

KBAC Gallery
Opens Friday March 6, 6-9 p.m. during Art Hop

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November 2014: Bilingual reading with Jeff Abshear

Guest Artist

November 2014: Bilingual reading with Jeff Abshear
Saturday, November 15, 2014

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

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October 2014: Three decades of Book Arts by Ladislav Hanka

Guest Artist

October 2014: Three decades of Book Arts by Ladislav Hanka
October 3October 31, 2014

KBAC Gallery
Opens during Art Hop, Friday October 3, from 6-9 p.m.

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August 2014: Crystal Shaulis and Allison Walker

Guest Artist

August 2014: Crystal Shaulis and Allison Walker
August 1August 29, 2014

KBAC Gallery
Opens August 1 during Art Hop, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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March 2014: Mary Heebner and Simplemente Maria Press

Guest Artist

March 2014: Mary Heebner and Simplemente Maria Press
March 7March 28, 2014

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception March 7 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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November 2013: Housekeeping : Temenos, New work by Adriane Little

Guest Artist

November 2013: Housekeeping : Temenos, New work by Adriane Little
November 1November 29, 2013

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Nov. 1 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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October 2013: Synesthetic Texts: Melissa Jay Craig

Guest Artist

October 2013: Synesthetic Texts: Melissa Jay Craig
October 4October 25, 2013

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Oct. 4 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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February 2013: John McKaig: Always Outward or Homeward Bound

Guest Artist

February 2013: John McKaig: Always Outward or Homeward Bound
February 1February 22, 2013

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Feb. 1 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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November 2012: Chad Pastotnik—Deep Wood Press

Guest Artist

November 2012: Chad Pastotnik—Deep Wood Press
November 2November 30, 2012

KBAC Gallery
Nov. 2–30: Opening reception Nov. 2 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Nate Powell: graphic novelist

Guest Artist

Nate Powell: graphic novelist
October 5October 26, 2012

KBAC Gallery
Oct. 5–26; Opening reception Oct. 5 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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The Nature of Paper: Stevie Cipielewski

Guest Artist

The Nature of Paper: Stevie Cipielewski
August 3August 24, 2012

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception August 3 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Jen Bervin: The Gorgeous Nothings

Guest Artist

Jen Bervin: The Gorgeous Nothings
March 2March 30, 2012

KBAC Gallery
Opening March 2 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.
Closing reception with the artist after the poetry reading, March 29, 7 p.m.

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Reach: The Printmaking Works of Bill Hosterman

Guest Artist

Reach: The Printmaking Works of Bill Hosterman
February 3February 24, 2012

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception February 3 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Shawn Sheehy

Guest Artist

Shawn Sheehy
October 7October 28, 2011

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Oct. 7 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Chad Andrews and works from Studio Paper+

Guest Artist

Chad Andrews and works from Studio Paper+
September 9September 30, 2011

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Sept. 9 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden

Guest Artist

Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden
June 3June 24, 2011

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception June 3 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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James Deeb: 25,000 Miles from Home

Guest Artist

James Deeb: 25,000 Miles from Home
March 4March 25, 2011

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception during Art Hop, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Peter & Donna Thomas

Guest Artist

Peter & Donna Thomas
September 23September 25, 2010

KBAC Gallery
Sept. 23, 24 & 25, 2011

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John Kollig: DADA Prints

Guest Artist

John Kollig: DADA Prints
September 10September 25, 2010

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Sept 10, 6–9 p.m. during Art Hop

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Kip Deeds: Research and Development

Guest Artist

Kip Deeds: Research and Development
August 6August 27, 2010

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Aug. 6 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Cat Crotchett: Cross References

Guest Artist

Cat Crotchett: Cross References
May 7May 29, 2010

KBAC Gallery
Opening Friday, May 7, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

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Todd Freeman: Dwellers

Guest Artist

Todd Freeman: Dwellers
March 5March 26, 2010

KBAC Gallery
Opening Friday, March 5, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

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VanAmeyden: Millennium Text

Guest Artist

VanAmeyden: Millennium Text
February 5February 25, 2010

KBAC Gallery
Opening Friday, Feb. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop

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