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Friday, February 22, 2019

Visiting Artist Talk, Exhibit, Display in Waldo Library

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. is a printer, book artist, and papermaker, 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 stock, often layered with many vibrant colors of ink. His bold and challenging prints have been collected by libraries, and he has taught workshops throughout the US, South America, and Europe. In 2009, the feature-length documentary film Proceed and Be Bold, focused on his life and work. In 2015, he was honored as a United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts.

Artist's Talk: Talkin' LOUD and sayin' nothin'
February 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, WMU, room 2008

Waldo Library display of his work begins February 28 through April in the Rotunda cases: first floor case, in two cases on the second floor, and a case in the Rare Book Room Special Collections, third floor.
Exhibit is March 1April 26, 2019, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Gallery downtown. Opens March 1 during Art Hop, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Amos P. Kennedy Jr.'s visit is supported by a Visiting Scholars and Artists Grant from WMU and co-sponsored by the Libraries' Special Collections and Rare Books, the Frostic School of Art, and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Donate toiletries and personal care items

Donate toiletries and personal care items for the Invisible Needs Project now through March 6!

We’ve organized this drive to raise awareness of the need for toiletries and menstrual products at our INP pantry on campus. We’re proud to partner with our colleagues to support WMU students in need.

Drop off your donations with a participating partner:

Student Recreation Center
Sindecuse Health Center
College of Health and Human Services
Graduate College (Walwood Hall)
Education Library (Sangren Hall)
Music and Dance Library (Dalton Center)
Zhang Legacy Collection Center
Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
Waldo Library