Letterpress printer and book artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr

A Talk by Letterpress Printer and Book Artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

“Life first. It is through generosity that humankind shall survive. We must join together because of our commonness and not be separated by our differences. Put the message in the hands of the people and move on.”
—Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Letterpress printer and book artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. gives a talk entitled Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothin’.

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.’s work embodies his passion for stirring up strong emotions and encouraging people to think in previously unexplored ways. In addition to his work as a bookmaker, he is an educator and journeyman printer who travels the globe teaching people how to print on traditional letterpresses with metal and wood type. He is featured in Laura Zinger’s documentary Proceed and Be Bold. He studied under master paper and print maker Walter Hamady at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. (From centerforbookarts.org)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Noon to 1:30pm in Olin Memorial Library, Wesleyan University

Open house exhibition of works by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Davison Rare Book Room and lobby (first floor)

Print sale of works by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Smith Reading Room (first floor)

A showing of Proceed and Be Bold! (2008), a documentary about Kennedy by Laura Zinger
Smith Reading Room (first floor)

All events are free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund, Department of Art and Art History, Center for African American Studies, and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.