December 6 – January 18
Sponsored by Dean and Mary Harris and Jeremy R. Franklin
Opening Reception Friday, December 6, 6:30-9pm
The CO Show is a biennial exhibition which debuted in 2013 and features works from all over the world. This exhibition speaks to the concept of community as The Art Center partners with Colorado Mesa University’s Mesa Emerging Designers, the 437CO Art Gallery, and exhibition sponsors Dean & Mary Harris for this engaging contemporary exhibition. The posters exhibited at CMU’s 437CO Art Gallery will feature works from four visiting artists who will give lectures and workshops for the CMU Art and Design students. The Art Center will exhibit posters from selected applicants who responded to the open call in the category of professional Graphic Design.
The CO Show website states, “The goal of the CO Show is to educate through visual communication of professional graphic designers worldwide. Though the shape of communication is continually changing, the power of the printed poster has remained a constant.”
Ben Blount will give a lecture that is open to the public Friday, December 6, from 5 to 6pm. Blount is a graphic designer from Denver, Colorado, whose focus is letterpress. His work discusses concepts of race and culture. Blount states in his biography that he looks to “truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture” as a source of inspiration for his work.