At 40 years old, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts and a meager yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out his mutinous declaration of independence.
Proceed and Be Bold! joins Amos for an eye-opening retelling of his story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world. The work of this self-proclaimed “Humble Negro Printer” raises emotionally-charged questions and reveals remarkable depth beneath the bold print.
By learning the rules and then smashing them, Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be – exhilarating and subversive. His provocative sense of humor seeps out of every word he speaks, and his radical philosophies on the American consciousness (or unconsciousness) awaken any listless bystander. You’ll never look at your life the same way again.
The event is free but, please RSVP so we can accomodate everyone for seating.
Suggested donation at the door.