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photograph by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr

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In Theory, In Practice: A Conversation with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and M. Carmen Lane

Speakers: Artists Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and ATNSC Founder and Director M. Carmen Lane

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location:  Lecture Hall
John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall
Free; ticket required

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About The Event

Join the CMA and ATNSC: Center for Healing + Creative Leadership for In Theory, In Practice, a conversation that aims to foster critical conversations and collective interventionist practices among artists, community leaders, and educators. This program is in partnership with ATNSC, an artist-run contemporary art space that continues the tradition of sampling a wide range of theoretical and practical works that delve into the histories and futures of socially engaged art and its relevance to the CMA artist communities.

We are honored to welcome renowned letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as our special guest. With a career highlighted by numerous exhibitions, publications, and workshops in over 70 countries, Kennedy’s influence extends globally. 

Based in Detroit, Kennedy is celebrated for his distinctive style of layering text and images in multicolor letterpress poster prints. His work prominently features quotes from a diverse array of thinkers, with a particular focus on amplifying the voices and stories of African Americans. With his upcoming show at ATNSC, Printing the Truth (How Trans Is You?), he continues that practice by using letterpress layering as a document of the living language of all human beings. 

ATNSC: Center for Healing + Creative Leadership is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged + artist-led retreat, residency, research, and exhibition space in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, sited in a residential home.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Printing the Truth (How Trans Is You?) opens June 6 and runs through August 8 at Akhsó Gallery at ATNSC. 


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