Oct 312014
 

December 5-20,
Open M-F, 10-4 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m.

Opens Friday, December 5 during Art Hop, from 6-9 p.m.

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Join us for our annual holiday sale and celebrate the season with handmade gifts from the KBAC and other artists. Choose unique items for everyone on your shopping list!
Please follow this link for more information about participating in the sale.

Sep 232014
 
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Ladislav Hanka, Bur Oak at Angel Field

October 3 -31
Opens during Art Hop, Friday October 3, from 6-9pm

This month the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center features printmaker and book artist Ladislav Hanka. About his work he says:

“People here know me for my etchings, but I have a secret second life as a book artist that takes my works around the world and into many libraries.  Much of my work explores environmental themes in series and I find that the book is a beautiful way to preserve these works alongside my thoughts and what went into their creation, with modest amounts of text set in letterpress on exquisite papers in a fine binding.  It’s an obscure art-form not particularly conducive to hanging on the wall, and yet who among us doesn’t love a book of old botanical engravings or getting a glimpse of Leonardo’s notebooks.  My own model is Linnaeus and his Lapland notebooks from the late 18th century.  Here you will see a selection from thirty years of activity in the book arts in collaboration with various book binders.”

Sep 232014
 

November 7 – 26
Opening during Art Hop Nov. 7, 6 – 9pm

contiguity references the essential nature of printmaking as a physical act of transferring a trace by direct contact. contiguity invites current BFA in Printmedia majors and alumni to consider this essential aspect of print as they make artwork for the exhibition and invites the viewer/audience to engage in a dialogue with the works exhibited.

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Aug 122014
 

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.

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Students at Tipoteca

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