As part the 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art will host a satellite poster show titled "AIDS in Africa: Awareness Posters." The powerful presentation will feature images that illustrate Africa’s continuing struggle to educate its citizens about, and win the battle against, AIDS.
The satellite exhibition is open Sept. 2-Oct. 24 with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 26. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday noon-5 p.m. The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 201 S. College Ave. at Oak Street and College Avenue. For more information, call (970) 482-2787.
The satellite show runs in conjunction with the 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, the only international poster presentation in the United States, which features 197 art works by 102 graphic artists from 35 countries. Original posters created by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists will be showcased on the Colorado State University campus Sept. 12-Oct. 24.
The posters feature international perspectives on contemporary political, social and cultural issues. This year’s honor laureate is world-renowned artist, design consultant and film maker Chaz Maviyane-Davies. Maviyane-Davies has exhibited around the world, been honored with numerous awards for his work and for several years operated a design studio in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is presently teaching graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
The poster exhibition is presented by Colorado State, Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Poudre
School District, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau. Financial sponsors include Nita Crisp by All Occasions Catering, Colorado State’s Department of Art, Arts Alive, Colorado Council on the Arts and Fort Fund from the city of Fort Collins.
For additional information about the 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, contact the Colorado State University’s Clara Hatton Gallery, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at (970) 491-7634, or visit the Web at www.colostate.edu/Depts/Art/poster.