Artist Talk with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. at Chesterton Art Center
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, November 5, at 11 AM. This event is free and open to the public. Masks required.
Kennedy is one of the most important letterpress printers working today. His posters champion a proverb, poem, or call-to-action that reflects contemporary social concerns, community health, power, race, and identity. He runs pieces through his letterpress multiple times to layer type and text in vibrant colors and patterns. While this process creates unique posters, Kennedy’s love of printing is founded in creating editions and multiples for accessibility and distribution.
Kennedy’s practice thrives in community, and he is always eager to engage others in conversation and making. He is generous with his knowledge and time and conducts educational and collaborative workshops across the country. After 40 years as a System Analyst with AT&T, Kennedy earned his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later taught graphic design at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University Bloomington. He has exhibited extensively and is included in many museum and library collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress.
This exhibition and programming are supported in part by Valparaiso University’s Cultural Arts Committee, Communication and Visual Arts Department, English Department, and Office of Multicultural Programs.
Date and Time
Saturday Nov 5, 2022
Chesterton Art Center
115 S 4th Street