Book Arts in Venice

September 5 – 26
opens during Art Hop September 5, 6pm – 9pm


Western Michigan University students traveled to Italy to study book arts in summer of 2014 through the Frostic School of Art and Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This exhibition is of their work created during this trip.

August 2014: Crystal Shaulis and Allison Walker

August 1 – 29, 2014
Opens August 1 during Art Hop, 6:00 – 9:00pm


Anamnesis, Crystal Shaulis

Anamnesis, Crystal Shaulis

Anamnesis is a collection of works by Crystal Shaulis, which are based on memory and remembrance. It features small, and seemingly neat accordion books that, when opened, double in size and reveal disjointed imagery of illustrated recollections. Others may contain only fragmented handwritten thoughts that seem to maddeningly stretch on, contrasted alongside organized typeset thoughts.

Free Poster Drawing

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center has a great line up of adult classes this summer! We also make great posters! We’re combining the two with a super offer… When you sign up for a summer class your name gets entered into a drawing for a free poetry broadside of your choice. This is a $25 value! With over 60 broadsides to choose from you’re sure to find something that you’ll love.

broadsidecircle_0The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is offering some of our usual favorites like bookbinding, papermaking, and paste painting. We’re also introducing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, an altered book workshop; an image transfer class; and a gelatin (mono) printing class. These workshops are all the rage in the world of mixed media! Or, how about paper quilting, paper marbling or working with leather?

Take a look at our full list of class offerings. Our classes feature experienced instructors and are priced very reasonably. Register and pay online, by phone or by mail.

Whether you are an interested beginner or an experienced artist you’re sure to find something that will excite you at the KBAC.

The name of every adult student that pays for a class will be entered into the drawing. If you take multiple classes your name will be entered multiple times. The winner will be able to choose any KBAC broadside of their choice. The winner will be notified by September 1, 2014.

Poets in Print September 2014:

Katherine Bode-Lang and Laura Donnelly

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
September 20, 2014, 7:00 pm 

Katherine Bode-Long and Laura Donnelly

Katherine Bode-Long and Laura Donnelly

Katherine Bode-Lang was born and raised in western Michigan, where she attended Hope College. Her chapbook, Spring Melt (Seven Kitchens Press), placed second in the 2008 Keystone Chapbook Contest and earned the New England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. She has published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Mid-American Review, Beloit, The Cincinnati Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and Subtropics. Katherine earned her MFA in poetry at Penn State University, where she is now an IT Trainer in the Office of Research Protections. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, Andrew.

Laura Donnelly’s first book, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Nocturne – Schumann’s Letters (Finishing Line Press),and her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, DIAGRAM, Flyway, PANK, Poetry East, Rhino, and elsewhere. Originally from Michigan, she holds an MFA from Purdue University and a PhD from Western Michigan University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of Third Coast. She lives in Central New York with her husband and is on the creative writing faculty at the State University of New York at Oswego.

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