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Amos Paul Kennedy

A selection of letterpress posters by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., who will be scholar-in-residence at Wells College during the week of April 15-19.

Letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.'s residency at Wells College in Aurora will conclude with a pair of events Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19.

Renowned for his bold use of typography and "renegade" letterpress technique, Kennedy uses his work to interrogate past and present experiences of race, class, education, gender and art, Wells said in a news release.

First, Kennedy will discuss his motivations to build a career around printing at an artist talk, "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin'," at 6 p.m. Thursday in Stratton Hall 209 on the Wells campus, 170 Main St., Aurora. 

Then, his exhibition "Visual Noise" will conclude with a reception and cash-and-carry event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the college's String Room Gallery. The exhibit features 740 poster prints from several series of work, including the words of Rosa Parks, declarations for the necessity of books and libraries, and more. All posters in "Visual Noise" are available for purchase at prices Kennedy endeavors to make affordable.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit wells.edu.

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