"Public Libraries for the People": A Gift of Four Original Prints by Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.

By Jenn D. RSS Thu, September 21, 2017

The walls of the newly-remodeled 21st Century Libraries just got even prettier! We can't wait to invite you inside later this autumn to see the libraries for yourselves.

A big THANK YOU is due to INTECH for their hard work on the Building Inspiration construction, as well as for the presentation of four framed original prints, "Public Libraries for the People." INTECH, construction managers for the four soon-to-reopen 21st Century Libraries, restored the grandeur to tired Library spaces and added new wonderments for the whole family to behold and enjoy.

INTECH's gift of these gorgeous works by the artist Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. are letterpress-printed and speak the public library gospel! As Mr. Kennedy states, "Letterpress posters are my preferred medium and through these strong graphics and bold typography, I aim to push issues of race, freedom, and equality." We're so appreciative and grateful for the gift!

These prints join site-specific and commissioned artwork in the four libraries, part of the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program. It's a mouthful—of beauty. Trust me and see for yourself soon!

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Thank you to The Free Library for the opportunity to work on four treasured and historic libraries. What a wonderful opportunity indeed.
Margie Arendt - Philadelphia
Thursday, September 21, 2017