Thursday, March 17, 2011

ON TOUR: Letterpress Gig Posters, March 8-April 8

Showing now Montserrat's Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery until April 8th is a show of letterpress gig posters and broadsides by Hammerpress, Yee-Haw Industries, Hatch Show Print and Amos Kennedy Jr. The show was curated by faculty member, Sarah Smith and is accompanied with a visit from Amos Kennedy Jr.

Book artist, letterpress printer, and paper maker Kennedy Jr. occupies a printmaking studio in rural Akron, Alabama. His posters and books share a traditional American aesthetic, promoting social justice and historical inquiry into our nation's past. There will be a few events surrounding Kennedy's visit. First, he will give an artist talk on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:30. Then on the 24th from 6-7:30 PM there will be a screening of "Proceed and Be Bold", a documentary about Kennedy.
For details check the Montserrat website and click on Galleries.

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