Multimedia — Feb 05, 2013
MFA AC+D Lecture: Amos Kennedy
The MFA in Applied Craft and Design and PNCA’s Printmaking Department welcome Amos Kennedy as part of the 2012-2013 Graduate Visiting Lecture Series.
Amos Kennedy is a letterpress printer, papermaker, and builder of artist’s books based in Gordo, Alabama. He quit his corporate computer programming job at the age of 40 to follow his dream of becoming a letterpress artist, or as he calls himself, “a humble negro printer.” His work embodies his passion for stirring up strong emotions and encouraging people to think in new ways. Kennedy is the subject of the documentary Proceed and Be Bold.
This lecture was co-sponsored by PNCA’s Printmaking Department. The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is jointly offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Read more about Amos Kennedy’s thoughts on a life of creative practice with the recent 3 Questions with Amos Kennedy.