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Sep 112003
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

The 13th Biennial International Poster Design Exhibition will open on Friday in the Curfman and Hatton Galleries on the CSU campus.

This show is the only one of its kind in the United States.

Since varying events after Sept. 11, 2001, the United States’ relationship with some countries has been rocky. The exhibition brings about dialogue on social and cultural issues with some of these countries. Good political and social commentary with other countries can only be good.

This show is a great way to raise the cultural profile of Fort Collins. There is a vibrant art community in Fort Collins and while that rarely gets highlighted, this event has been showcased in both the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Posters have long been a medium used for advertising, now much of poster work deals with social issues. It has become a potent way to present issues. This show also addresses social issues and provides a platform for international designers to discuss both issues affecting their countries and the world as a whole.

No matter what your major, political affiliation or point of view this show is something that will stimulate dialogue. It will also raise awareness. So attend. Rarely does an opportunity on this scale present itself to us at CSU. Oh, and where else can you buy the artwork you see for such affordable prices?

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