Known for his uniform of a pink shirt and overalls and his provocative political and racial commentary, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., the proprietor of Kennedy Prints! abandoned his career as a computer programmer to become a printmaker at the age of 40. He has been producing personal and commissioned prints ever since. He also travels the country spreading his philosophies about life and the art of printmaking. The artist’s current project is the construction of a printing plant in Detroit for anyone interested in letterpress printing, bookbinding and paper making.
A selection of Kennedy’s prints are on display at The Compound Gallery until Sunday, March 11, 2018. The Compound Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 12-7pm.