UI Center for the Book Annual Lecture on the Art of the Book Featuring Amos Kennedy, Jr.

November 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm

W151
Pappajohn Business Building
21 E Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52242

Visiting artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr is a descendant of the enslaved peoples of the United States of America . After 40 years of age, Kennedy embraced his humanity and abandoned the commercial dream that defines this civilization. Unsatisfied with the illusion of a comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for overalls. The subject of the Brown Finch Films documentary “Proceed and Be Bold”, his letterpress work raises emotionally charged questions about race, individuality, and the false narrative of this civilization.

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