A Talk, Exhibit, and Reception
AMOS – Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. – Printer & Agitator
1:00 PM, Sunday, September 24, 2023
at the Virginia Center for the Book
Join us at 1:00 PM on Sunday afternoon, September 24, 2023, for a talk featuring Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Amos inspires groups from every sort of underrepresented and underserved community to gather and give voice to grievances large and small.
Organizing public printing events using sign presses, cheap chipboard, and leftover cans of printers’ ink, people of all ages print vibrant, brightly colored posters using discarded wooden type.
These posters, shared throughout the larger community, make loud, long-lived social statements that jolt the public conscience for decades.
We will have a display, in the Center’s hallway, of the posters created during his Charlottesville residency in 2019.
Amos’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.
If you want to get more Amos, he will be on the JMU campus September 17-23 for a week-long residency.
JMU’s School of Art, Design, and Art History is also planning an exhibition and a documentary screening associated with his visit. Details are here!
The Center presentation is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. The program is, in part, funded by a grant from the Josef and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
Letterpress poster created by Jenny Mikulski and Josef Beery
Virginia Center for the Book – 2023