Amos Kennedy at KSU Downtown Gallery

A printed poster that reads Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. -Frederick Douglass - Artwork by Amos Kennedy
The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents an exhibition by Detroit-based artist, Amos Kennedy, MAPC Outstanding Printmaker Awardee at the KSU Downtown Gallery. Kennedy is an American printer, book artist and papermaker best known for social and political commentary, particularly in printed posters. The exhibition will be on view Oct. 6, 2020 through Jan. 9, 2021 and is free and open to the public.

In 2015, Kennedy was honored as a United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts. In 2012, he was the subject of the documentary "Proceed and Be Bold!" Kennedy currently owns and operates a print studio in Detroit, MI. Kennedy’s work was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine article “How the Black Vote Became a Monolith” by Theodore R. Johnson.

The Mid America Print Council (MAPC) has given Kennedy their outstanding printmaker award for 2020. This exhibit has been coordinated in support of that award and  in conjunction with the MAPC conference “Power of Print: Resistance and Revolution” that was to be hosted this October but has been delayed until October 2022 due to COVID-19. A remote symposium is being planned for this year that includes discussions, demonstrations and panels, along with in-person and online exhibitions.

The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 East Main Street in Kent, Ohio.

Gallery Hours: Monday -Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (10-11 reserved for our at-risk guests, please)

Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Closed on Sundays

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POSTED: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:37pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:50pm