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Events

Exhibit includes high school artists

September 15, 2011

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. Now in its 32nd year, the biennial event is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States.

Poster art titled, 'Poudre,' by Ashley Bodig, 'New Freedom,' Poudre High School.Satellite and online exhibits

As in years past, there are many opportunities to see and enjoy the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition. You can visit an online exhibition, as well as see the exhibition in more than one location on campus. 

For the first time, high school students' work that is part of the International Invitational Poster Exhibition will be shown online. In the past, their works were on display at the Lincoln Center.

The satellite exhibitions will feature specific historical, geographic and thematic subjects or individual artists.

Artists respond to cultural milieu

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 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.”

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.

Exhibit commemorates Mexican Revolution

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.

The main exhibition will open 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.

Poster art titled, 'Voices of Freedom,' by Jose Manual Morelos, 'Voices of Freedom,' Mexico.A 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. His work will be highlighted at the University Art Museum at the University Center for the Arts through Dec. 16.

Promoting understanding

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.

Poster exhibition schedule

Honor Laureate Exhibition – Leonardo Sonnoli
17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition
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  
Graphic Responses 5, an online exhibition of posters of social content
Voices of Freedom: Posters honoring the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution
  • Sept. 16-Oct. 13
  • Directions Gallery, Visual Arts Building
High School Poster Exhibition: Communicating in the 21st Century
  • Digital display, Sept. 16-Oct. 13
  • Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building
CIIPE Directors Exhibition
  • Sept. 16-Oct. 13
  • Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Lake St.
CSU Graphic Design Students/Graphic Responses Exhibition
  • Digital display, Sept. 16-Oct. 13
  • Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Lake St.
Tasteful Tuesday
  • Discussion of 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.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: Jennifer.Clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3603