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.


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.


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://​access​gallery​.org.

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