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Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Printmaking

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Detroit-based printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Virginia Center for the Book’s inaugural Frank Riccio Artist in Residence, will visit Charlottesville March 9-26, 2019 to participate in public printmaking events, hands-on workshops with partnering schools and nonprofits, and exhibitions in more than twenty public locations.
Learn more about the Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. artist residency

All events are free.
Registration is required for the Hands-on Workshops at the Virginia Center for the Book.
You will receive confirmation, updates, schedule changes, and other information by email.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS (register on this page):
These workshops are free with advance registration required and presented as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book. Limited space is available. Participants will print a number of aphorisms with Kennedy at the Virginia Center for the Book’s letterpress and book arts studio in the Jefferson School.

  • Wednesday March 20, 12 PM–2 PM | VA Center for the Book, Jefferson School (Two Sessions, 12-2 PM & 2-4 PM)
  • Thursday March 21, 4 PM–7 PM | VA Center for the Book, Jefferson School (One Session, 4-7 PM)
  • Friday March 22, 12 PM–4 PM | VA Center for the Book, Jefferson School (Two Sessions, 12-2 PM & 2-4 PM)


DROP-IN COMMUNITY PRINTMAKING EVENTS: (no registration required)
These programs are free and open to the public. Participants of all ages are invited to come make a letterpress poster with Kennedy on a small mobile press. Each event features one of the Finding Wisdom community aphorisms. Registration not required.

  • Saturday March 9, 10 AM–2 PM | Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Rd.
    Presented by Charlottesville City Schools’ Art Connections Saturday Celebration
  • Wednesday March 13, 6 PM–8 PM | Common House, 206 West Market St.Presented in partnership with Quirk Hotel, featuring food and drink for purchase and special guests from Virginia Humanities
  • Thursday March 14, 4 PM–4:45 PM | JMRL Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave., Crozet
  • Saturday March 16, 2 PM– 4 PM | JMRL Central Branch, McIntire Room, 201 E. Market St.
  • Thursday, March 21, 11 AM–1 PM | Welcome Gallery, 114 3rd St. NE
    Presented in partnership with New City Arts Initiative and Second Street Gallery
  • Sunday March 24, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Fashion Square Mall, 1600 Rio Road E
    Presented by Albemarle Public Schools’ Fine Arts Celebration


SCREENING, DEMOS, AND ARTIST TALK: (no registration required)
These programs offer additional opportunities to learn about Kennedy’s work. Printing demos will include the chance for participants to make or take home a poster. All are free and open to the public, and registration is not required

  • Screening of documentary film Proceed and Be Bold
    Sunday March 17, 3 PM | JMRL Central Branch, McIntire Room
  • Virginia Festival of the Book – Lit Fair Printing Demonstration with Kennedy at the Omni
    Saturday March 23, 9:30 AM –2 PM | VA Festival of the Book, Omni Atrium (Note the change in time)
  • Virginia Festival of the Book – Printing Demonstration with Kennedy at the Center
    Sunday March 24, 12 PM–1 PM | VA Center for the Book, Jefferson School
  • Virginia Festival of the Book – Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Artist Talk at the Center
    Sunday March 24, 1 PM–2:30 PM | VA Center for the Book, Jefferson School
  • Rare Book School Symposium: “Making & Teaching: Printing Technologies at Work”
    Presented by the Rare Book School. Details to be announced.
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