Making Good Trouble with Bad Printing
Frontline Arts | Letterpress Workshop
Oct. 10, 2023, 10:00 am
Making Good Trouble with Bad Printing Letterpress Workshop with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Tuesday, October 10th, 10am-5pm and Wednesday, October 11th, 10am-2pm
Join Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and Frontline Arts at our studios in Branchburg, NJ for two days full of “Bad Printing”! Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is visiting Frontline Arts and is facilitating a series of workshops, culminating in a FREE artist talk at the Newark Public Library. This visit was made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Frontline Arts will be holding two drop-in style letterpress workshops on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th. The workshops will start with an introduction by Amos, and followed up with a bonanza of printing on all of our various letterpresses!
The Tuesday workshop is a slightly more intensive day of printing, due to the longer schedule. Wednesday is a shorter day to allow for traveling up to Newark for the artist talk at Newark Public Library’s Main Branch!
Participants are welcome to attend one day or both days of workshops, and to come whenever they are available. This event is completely FREE and drop-in. Come in and make some prints with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and the Frontline Arts staff!
About the artist:
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is a Detroit-based letterpress artist known for his inky, layered, textured and text-based posters on chipboard. Kennedy’s work usually centers on social justice and political commentary, directly addressing uncomfortable issues of race, as well as gatekeeping and pretension in the arts. Kennedy received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has works in the collection of the Library of Congress, was a United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts in 2015, and is the subject of the 2008 documentary film “Proceed and Be Bold.”