Paste Paper by instructor Lorrie Abdo
Summer 2014 Workshops
We’re excited to present our summer class schedule for teens and adults. The schedule offers several brand new classes like 3D Paper Dolls, Gelatin Printing, and an altered book class called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Of course, we’re not forgetting some of our most popular classes like Papermaking, Paper Marbling, Paste Painting, and Letterpress. No matter your interests, we’ve got something for you! Don’t forget to use our easy, online registration.
May 2014: Illustrated Accordion
Mary Grassel, Bill and Friends, Relief Print Accordion Book
May 2 to 30, 2014
Opens May 2 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00pm
The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is accepting entries for our 6th annual Illustrated Accordion exhibition. Deadline for entry is Monday, April 21 at 5:00pm and the show opens May 2 and continues through the month. Artist from around the world are invited to submit entries exploring the accordion book through form, content and medium. Prepare to be inspired, we have archives of every book that we have shown in past exhibits. See entries as the arrive in this year’s Flickr page.
Edible Book Festival 2014
Edible Book Poster designed by Elizabeth King
Friday, April 4, 2014
During Art Hop from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fools celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival has been celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.Visit our Edible Book page to see entries from previous years and to get ideas. A Grand Prize, chosen by our judge, Chris Dilley of the People’s Food Co-op and a People’s Choice Award, chosen by vote among the public, will be given to the best entries. After the judging is completed we will eat the books!
It’s simple: submit a “book” made from food—anyone can enter, and there are no fees or pre-registration required. Bring your book to the KBAC between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday April 6. The judging will begin at 7:00, and the books will be eaten at 7:05. Also on display in the KBAC gallery will be an exhibition of our Poet’s in Print broadsides.
See all 2014 Edible Book entries
Judge’s Choice winner Beverly Fitzpatrick with her entry “Bun Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
People’s Choice winner Chris Orsolini with her book “The Velveeta Rabbit”