Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival | Stuff Found in the Back of the Flat File

OCTOBER 1 – 13, 2019

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OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7-9PM

Free, drop-in event | All are welcome | Refreshments provided

Amos Kennedy is an American printmaker, book artist, and papermaker. This exhibit: Stuff Found in the Back of the Flat File is a retrospective on his over thirty years of work in printmaking. Kennedy creates typographic posters printed on chipboard with handset metal and wood type. His posters display messages and text in bold colors and through his use of overprinting (a method of layering successive prints) no two are the same.

This exhibit is in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Libary in celebration of the second annual Wayzgoose Festival. An opening reception and artist talk will take place on Friday, October 11.

Traditionally, a wayzgoose was an annual celebration put on by a master printer for his workmen. Nowadays, it’s a festival that celebrates the art and practice of printing by hand.  The 2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival will feature some of the most exciting artists working in the field of printing today.

ARTIST TALK: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 8-8:30PM

Join host Nicholas Dowgwillo in conversation with Amos Kennedy on all things print!

Nicholas Dowgwillo is a printmaker who has exhibited his work in numerous national and international exhibitions, participated in multiple artist residencies, and worked as printer and partner on many collaborative projects.  His work is held in a variety of public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), and Tama Art University Museum (Tokyo).  He is currently the 2D-Media Studio Coordinator at Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan and runs Temple of Print, a cooperative print studio in Detroit.

He received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2007 and his MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University in 2011.


Workshops on Saturday, October 12 – Free, drop-in events | Space is limited

12pm – 3:30pm –   Pedal Prints / Chelsea O’Hayer

Come visit the Ann Arbor Art Center’s screen printing bike, Pedal Prints, and pull a limited edition Wayzgoose screen print! All ages are welcome but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

12pm – 3:30pm –   Street Ink

Come make a unique print from historic Ann Arbor manhole covers. All ages are welcome but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.