21 October 2009


Tonight, as a teaser for this weekend's wayzgoose, Gaspereau Press and the Fundy Film Society will screen Proceed and Be Bold, a documentary film that follows the life and work of Alabama letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., and his socially and politically charged works of art. The film starts at 7:00 at the fabulous Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, and the society’s usual film admission charge applies. Even if you can’t make it to the show, you can view the film’s trailer at www.brownfinchfilms.com/currentfilms

Also, a modest sampling of letterpress work by Gaspereau Press has been hung in ‘Jack’s Galley’ in the lobby of the Whittle. Some of Amos’s bombastic posters are presently in the mail somewhere between Alabama and Nova Scotia, and we’ll add them to our little exhibition too if they show up in time.

It also looks as if Amos Kennedy Jr. will be our special guest next fall at the 11th annual Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose (23 October 2010). Amos will be the first American artist to be featured and fussed over at our goose, joining an esteemed group of domestic guests which has included the likes of Wesley Bates, Robert Bringhurst, Jim Rimmer, Rod McDonald, Dan Steeves, Rudolf Kurz, and Tim Inkster. Stay tuned for details.


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