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CIIPE

Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition


Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition

September 16 - October 13, 2011

Clara Hatton Gallery - Visual Arts Building, main CSU Campus

Curfman Gallery - Lory Student Center, main CSU campus

Public reception and poster sale Friday, September 16 , 6:45 - 9 p.m.

A limited number of exhibition posters and full-color catalogs will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 17th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition hosted by the Department of Art in the School of the Arts at Colorado State University features works of top poster artists and designers worldwide. Now in its 32nd year, the biennial event is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States. Featuring works of 90 artists from 33 countries, the 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition exhibits and interprets poster design, showcases examples of visual communication to an American audience and promotes international understanding and dialogue through the graphic arts.

Satellite exhibitions will feature specific historical, geographic and thematic subjects. An online component to the exhibition, titled "Graphic Responses," will feature works from graphic artists from around the world as well as works from Colorado State students based on their visual responses to current world events. New this year is the Online CIIPE High School Poster Exhibition that will highlight the work of high school students. Student designs are based on the theme: Communicating in the 21st Century and can be found at: http://2011ciipehsposters.wordpress.com/

This year's Honor Laureate is Leonardo Sonnoli of Italy. Mr. Sonnoli is a partner in the Tassinari/Vetta design studio in Trieste, Italy. Among Sonnoli's major works are designs for the visual identity of the 50th Venice Biennale and for the archeological exhibitions at the Coliseum in Rome. A longtime participant in the CIIPE program, Sonnoli"s work was honored with juror prizes and honorable mentions in the 2001 and 2009 poster biennials.

Join CSU graphic design professors and CIIPE coordinators at the University Art Museum for the Tasteful Tuesdays series from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 for an insightful conversation on Sonnoli's graphics.

The 17th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibit is made possible in part through a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund, which was established to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere of Colorado State.

Additional sponsorship was provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.sota.colostate.edu/ciipe/2011.

Full Exhibition Schedule

  • September 16 – October 13, 2011

  • Clara Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Lake Street, CSU campus
    Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Center, CSU campus
  • Opening Reception, Ribbon Cutting and Poster Sale
    Friday, September 16, 6:45 – 9 p.m. Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building
  • Honor Laureate Exhibition - Leonardo Sonnoli
    September 14 - December 16, University Art Museum, University Center for the Arts (UCA)
    1400 Remington Street
  • Opening Reception, September 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Honor Laureate Lecture: Leonardo Sonnoli,
    September 14, 5 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts
  • Satellite Exhibitions:

  • Voices of Freedom, Posters Commemorating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution
    September 16 - October 13, Directions Gallery, Visual Arts Building
  • Graphic Responses 5, an online exhibition of posters of social content Digital display,
    September 16 – October 13, Hatton Gallery
  • CIIPE Directors Exhibition September 16 – October 13, Hatton Gallery
  • CSU Graphic Design Students/Graphic Responses Exhibition Digital display
    September 16 – October 13, Hatton Gallery
  • High School Student Posters Exhibition Digital display,
    September 16 – October 13, Hatton Gallery
  • Hatton Gallery Lectures and Educational Programs with International Poster Guests,
    Tuesday, September 13, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Tasteful Tuesday
    Discussion of Sonnoli graphics; led by CSU graphic design professors
    Tuesday, October 18, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    University Art Museum, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.

The library's collection of posters includes any second copy posters from previous CIIPE years to the present (1991-present) and is housed in the Morgan Library Special Collections Department. Posters from around the world can be found on their web site, which features a searchable database of posters from the seventh through seventeenth (1991-2011) shows, as well as an artist database containing biographical information.

Graphic Responses

Visit http://art.colostate.edu/graphic-reponses/ for a special online exhibit, showcasing visual responses to world events by Colorado State design students and designers from around the world who were invited to share their digital poster designs. Initiated in 2003 during the 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition to give artists a way to respond immediately to issues of social concern, the electronic exhibition traditionally reflects a variety of cultural insights, social concerns, political views and graphic commentary.

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