Sep 102014
 
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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.”

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

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. 

Anamnesis, Crystal Shaulis

Anamnesis, Crystal Shaulis

Feb 222014
 
KBAC Fourth Annual Illustrated Accordion Exhibition

KBAC sixth Annual Illustrated Accordion Exhibition

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. Extended deadline for entry is Monday, April 28 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.

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