Open M-F, 10-4 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m., and Sunday 12-4 p.m.
Opens Friday, December 5 during Art Hop, from 6-9 p.m.
Join us for our annual holiday sale and celebrate the season with handmade gifts from the KBAC and member artists. Choose unique items for everyone on your shopping list!
Winter/Spring 2015 Workshops
The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s newest class offerings will take us from Winter into Spring. In this short, four month span, when Michigan goes from icey to in-bloom, you can explore a variety of papermaking, printmaking and surface design workshops. Try new bookbinding techniques like Long-Stitch and Star Accordion Binding, or come to the Open Book Studio to finish a project or review what you learned from a previous class. To solve the question of what to put in a book, we have poetry and journal writing classes. Shake off the winter doldrums and welcome the wonders of spring this year with a class at the KBAC! We are also offering new, after-school classes for kids every tuesday in February, March and April.
Classes at the KBAC make great gifts! Not sure of your friends’ schedule? We can send you a gift certificate, or stop in and pick one up during our Holiday Sale.
(Gift Certificates bought online will be mailed to the purchaser’s address. Please call 269-373-4938 to have us send it to another address.)
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.