Mary Heebner and Simplemente Maria Press
The KBAC is pleased to join the Friends of the WMU Libraries, the WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program, and the Gwen Frostic School of Art to host visiting artist Mary Heebner who will present an exhibition, lecture, and workshop.
Mary Heebner and Simplemente Maria Press: A Selection of Artist’s Books and the Paintings That Inspired Them
Opening reception March 7 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.
Mary Heebner came to the book arts by way of her practice as a painter. All of the artist’s books created under her imprint ‘simplemente maria press’ originate with a series of drawings and paintings. Living in Santa Barbara, California, she has traveled extensively with her husband, photographer Macduff Everton, and these experiences often inspire her work. The result is an eclectic style, specific to real experiences on the road and in the studio, expressed in well-crafted objects that are tactile, sensual, and firmly rooted in content. This exhibit will feature a selection of her paintings and books. For more information visit: www.maryheebner.com
Mary Heebner at our Spring Book Arts Social
Thursday March 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ladies Library Association
Meet Mary and experience an interactive viewing of her books at the KBAC’s spring fundraising event. Find out more
This spring the KBAC is providing two great opportunities for artists to show their work.
We are sponsoring a $250 Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Award in the Kalamazoo Institute of Art’s South West Michigan Area Show. The deadline to enter is March 24 at 8:00am and more information on how to submit your work is available on the KIA’s website. Honore Lee, Poets in Print broadside artist for March 2014, won last years prize. We would love this award to go to another familiar face!
Workshops: Winter 2014
During winter at the KBAC people are busy in our workshops making paper, sewing books, printing on the letterpresses, or enjoying a poetry reading on a Saturday evening with friends. Our Poets in Print program was named by the literary website LitBridge as one of the top ten reading series in the Midwest. With visiting artists and new exhibits opening every month in the KBAC gallery you’re sure to see some fascinating works of art. And don’t forget our Ninth Annual Edible Book Festival in April. We hope you start thinking of ideas for delicious books to eat! Join us at the KBAC this winter for all the fun!
Poets in Print Broadsides for sale online