University of Northern Colorado Hosts Â??contemporary Chinese Posters’ Show as Part of International Poster Exhibition

As part the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, the University of Northern Colorado will host a satellite show titled "Contemporary Chinese Posters" in the Oak Room Gallery Sept. 17-Oct. 10. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information, call (970) 351-2184.

The show will highlight the work of Chen Fang, Shen Hao-peng and Xiao Yong, three award-winning artists who exhibit their work internationally and demonstrate a rich and active group of young designers working in the poster medium. The show provides a unique and eclectic glimpse into the art of contemporary Chinese poster design.

The satellite show runs in conjunction with Colorado State University’s 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 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 the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

The international 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, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at (970) 491-7634, or visit the Web at