kalamazoo book arts center http://wmuk.org en Think paper is boring? The Paper Guild might change your mind http://wmuk.org/post/think-paper-boring-paper-guild-might-change-your-mind <p>Though we’ve become a digital society, there’s still probably at least a few pieces of paper in your desk or a receipt in your car. In some ways, paper reminds us of the drudgery of daily life: memos, school papers, to-do lists. But spend just a few minutes with The Paper Guild in Kalamazoo and paper might amaze you.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 7505 at http://wmuk.org Think paper is boring? The Paper Guild might change your mind Deep Wood Press the brings art back into printing literature http://wmuk.org/post/deep-wood-press-brings-art-back-printing-literature-0 <p>For 20 years, Chad Pastotnik has printed handmade books in Mancelona, Michigan. Pastotnik’s exhibit <em>20 Years of Deep Wood Press</em> will be at the <a href="http://www.kalbookarts.org/">Kalamazoo Book Arts Center</a> through the end of this month. He uses a lot of natural fibers in his work, but one common ingredient is missing.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 188 at http://wmuk.org Deep Wood Press the brings art back into printing literature Lost in Venice: Students study book arts in the printmaking capitol of the world http://wmuk.org/post/lost-venice-students-study-book-arts-printmaking-capitol-world <p><a href="http://www.kalbookarts.org/">Kalamazoo Book Arts Center</a> director Jeff Abshear has spent part of the past decade teaching book arts in Venice to Italian children, but this summer’s trip with was the first time he taught Americans there. Eleven students from the Frostic School of Art and Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University went with Abshear to Venice this summer to study book arts. They attended a printmaking school and studied at a letterpress museum.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Lorraine Caron & Lorra 1678 at http://wmuk.org Lost in Venice: Students study book arts in the printmaking capitol of the world