Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is displaying his series Fourteen
Quotes from Rosa Louise Parks, Civil Rights Activist in the lobby of
Olin Library throughout March. The exhibit is in honor of Women’s
History month. Each print is multilayered and unique.
Kennedy is a highly regarded letterpress printer and
builder of artists’ books, dedicated both to creating socially conscious
art focusing on African-American culture and to using art as social
activism. He has given several talks and residencies at Wesleyan.
Friends of the Wesleyan Library board member
Jennifer Thom Hadley, library assistant for Scores & Recordings and the
World Music Archives, helped coordinate Kennedy's exhibit. The Friends
of the Wesleyan Library organization is sponsoring the exhibit.
Kennedy will return to Wesleyan from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 and sell other
prints from his collections. No two prints are alike. The event will
take place in Olin Library's Smith Reading Room and the public is
welcome. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the
Library. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)