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Several satellite exhibitions are an integral component of the 17th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, or CIIPE, hosted by the Department of Art in the School of the Arts at Colorado State University. Now in its 32nd year, the biennial event is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States.
The main exhibition will open this Friday, Sept. 16 and run through Oct. 13 with displays divided between the Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building and the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center, located on the main CSU campus.
The satellite exhibitions will feature specific historical, geographic and thematic subjects or individual artists.
Initiated in 2003, an online exhibition titled “Graphic Responses” displays works from artists from around the world as well as works from Colorado State students. The show provides a forum for artists to freely express their thoughts based on visual responses to a variety of cultural insights, social concerns, political views and graphic commentary. The online exhibition will be available at http://www.art.colostate.edu/graphic-responses/ beginning Sept. 16; a digital presentation of the exhibition also will be shown in the Clara Hatton Gallery.
New this year is the online CIIPE High School Poster Exhibition that highlights student designs based on the theme, “Communicating in the 21st Century.” Colorado State’s Art Museum Education Program presents the exhibition at http://2011ciipehsposters.wordpress.com/. High school students have created graphic images that comment on current forms and topics of visual communication and how they affected positive and negative cultural shifts. A digital presentation of the exhibition also will be shown in the Clara Hatton Gallery.
In addition, a “Voices of Freedom” exhibition in the Visual Arts Building will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. The exhibit is organized by Xavier Bermudez, chairman of Mexico Poster Biennial, who will be in attendance for the opening week’s activities.
A public lecture and solo exhibition honors an artist with a lifetime record of excelling in the poster medium. This year’s honoree, Leonardo 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.
Sonnoli will introduce his own work in his honor laureate lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14. His work will be highlighted at the University Art Museum at the University Center for the Arts from Sept. 14 to Dec. 16.
The biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition hosted by CSU’s Department of Art in the School of the Arts is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States. Featuring work by 90 artists from 33 countries, the 17th CIIPE exhibits and interprets poster design, brings examples of visual communication to an American audience, and promotes international understanding and dialogue through the graphic arts.
All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition Schedule
Hatton Gallery Lectures and Educational Programs with International Guests
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Lake St. on CSU campus
Honor Laureate Lecture: Leonardo Sonnoli Sept. 14, 5 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.
Honor Laureate Exhibition – Leonardo Sonnoli Sept. 14-Dec. 16 University Art Museum, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.
Opening Reception, Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m.
17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition Sept. 16-Oct. 13 Clara Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building
Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Center
Colorado State University Campus
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Opening Reception, Ribbon Cutting Friday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Clara Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building
Opening Poster Sale Friday, Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m. Hatton and Curfman Galleries, Colorado State University Campus
Graphic Responses 5, an online exhibition of posters of social content
Digital display, Sept. 16-Oct. 13
Visual Arts Building, Lake St. on CSU campus
Voices of Freedom: Posters Commemorating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution
Sept. 16-Oct. 13 Directions Gallery, Visual Arts Building on CSU’s campus
High School Poster Exhibition: Communicating in the 21st Century
Digital display, Sept. 16-Oct. 13
Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building on CSU’s campus
CIIPE Directors Exhibition
Sept. 16-Oct. 13 Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Lake St. on CSU campus
CSU Graphic Design Students/Graphic Responses Exhibition
Digital display, Sept. 16-Oct. 13 Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Lake St. on CSU campus
Discuss Sonnoli graphics; led by CSU graphic design professors Tuesday, Oct. 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m. University Art Museum, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.