Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Grand Opening

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is pleased to invite you to the GRAND OPENING of its new facility in the Park Trades Center, downtown Kalamazoo, on Friday, June 6, from 6–8 p.m., as part of the June Art Hop. Come and see demonstrations of the paper-making process, meet the center's instructors, and tour the new facility.

The newly remodeled 2880 sq. ft. space is at the main entrance of the Park Trades Center. The new studio provides space for all of our activities including a professional paper mill, a printing and bookbinding studio, a library and archive, and a multipurpose area that can be used as a classroom, gallery, and presentation venue.

This space has been made possible through grants from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Equipment and other materials have been contributed by Western Michigan University’s Frostic School of Art and Special Collections Department of Waldo Library.

Our summer schedule of classes begins on June 7, and will take place in the new studio space at the Park Trades Center. Some WMU classes, such as ART5000: Book Arts, will utilize the equipment at the KBAC.

For more information about our classes and programs please visit our website at, or contact Marianne Swierenga, KBAC Board Member and Managing Editor of New Issues Poetry & Prose.

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