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Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. hosted by WMU’s Special Collections and Rare Book Department, University Libraries, Gwen Frostic School of Art and the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. is printer, book artist, and papermaker, currently working in Detroit, who is best known for creating brilliantly colored letterpress prints that express social and political commentary. Using hand presses, he produces large editions of typographically driven posters on inexpensive chipboard, often layered with many vibrant colors of ink. His bold and challenging prints have been collected by libraries including Emory University and UC Santa Barbara, and he has taught workshops throughout the US, South America, and Europe. In 2009, the feature-length documentary film Proceed and Be Bold, directed by Laura Zinger, focused on his life and work. In 2015, he was honored as a United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts.