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November 26, 2013

Exhibit to feature posters

CLINTON — The exhibit at Ashford University’s art gallery will feature almost 400 hand-painted posters created by artist Amos Kennedy Jr.

“Visual Noise: The Poster as a Disturbing Element in Society,” will be on display through Jan. 22 at Ashford University’s Cortona Art Gallery. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

“For the past 63 years, I have been exploring relief printing,” Kennedy said. “This medium allows for a democratization of art.”

After being introduced to letterpress printing, Kennedy studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and then established Kennedy Prints.

“I have learned that it is experience that defines the work I do. The more I experience, the more I understand what I am doing,” Kennedy said.

The Cortona Art Gallery is located on the second floor of Ashford University’s St. Clare Hall at 400 N. Bluff Blvd.

The gallery is open to the public for free every weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for private showings by appointment. For more information, call 242-4023.

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