By AIGA Colorado | June 25, 2014
Power of the Poster Show and Auction
When: July 18 — Opening, Aug 1– First Friday
What: Poster show and Auction
Where: VSA Colorado/Access Gallery, 909 Sate Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 303.777.0797
Poster designed for the sole purpose of boosting awareness about social justice.
All prints at the exhibit will be for sale, with all proceeds going directly back to the Giving Voice program. The exhibition will be on display through August with an expected 3,000+ visitors.
It’s free to attend.
MAIN GALLERY — CAUSE RELATED
Beginning in the 1960’s the poster emerged as a legitimate and powerful tool for social justice and education. Posters increase awareness of important issues and can serve as a catalyst for change. The posters in this show address global issues including war, equality and the environment. The gallery features posters from some of the country’s best known designers. The posters are available for purchase through the silent auction and proceeds benefit the VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Giving Voice project. We are particularly excited to exhibit this work as it aligns well with our mission.
STUDIO GALLERY – GIVING VOICE
For the last seven years VSA Colorado/Access Gallery has partnered with AIGA Colorado to present the Giving Voice Program. The goal of this program is to empower teens with disabilities to voice a cause that is important to them. We pair each teen with a professional graphic designer to create an educational poster based on a personal experience or a global issue. The title Giving Voice is inspired by the simple idea that teenagers rarely have a chance to express what is significant to them and more importantly have someone listen. Whether their posters focus on personal frustrations or global concerns this project gives every participant a voice.
For more information about VSA Colorado and Access Gallery please visit http://accessgallery.org.
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