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  • Presented By: Department of Art and Art History
  • Dates: September 23, 2022 - November 4, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Location: Hatton Gallery - Visual Arts Building at CSU
  • Hatton Gallery, 551 W. Pitkin Street, CSU CAMPUS
  • Fort Collins, CO 80523
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • (347) 251-0265
    • The 22nd biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE) opens on Friday, September 23rd, at 6 p.m. at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center and Hatton Gallery, Visual Art Building. The multi-gallery exhibition’s opening follows an exciting week of artist talks and receptions.

      CIIPE is a series of exhibitions and events featuring the world’s most distinguished poster artists and designers. Hosted by CSU’s Department of Art and Art History, CIIPE is one of only a few international invitational poster exhibitions in the world. This popular event allows campus and Northern Colorado communities to experience firsthand the best the poster world has to offer. It serves as a unique educational resource for the Department, allowing graphic design and art majors to study the work closely with current CSU graphic design faculty and gain valuable career experience preparing and installing the exhibition.

      CIIPE was co-founded in 1979 by CSU faculty and designers Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie, and Northern Colorado artist Bob Coonts. Intended to bring an international audience to the Northern Colorado front range, it has gained a great deal of prestige since its inception.

      Every year, CSU's Gregory Allicar Museum of Art highlights the work of a selected CIIPE honor laureate. This year’s featured artist, Apex Lin—a Taiwanese designer—will give an artist talk at the GAMA, and his work featured in the museum’s Works on Paper Gallery. Lin has gained worldwide recognition for his posters and is responsible for the visual identities of China’s biggest companies.

      Additionally, there will be a retrospective exhibition of CIIPE co-founder and director emeritus Bob Coonts’ poster designs for CSU’s American West program. The American West program has focused on the history and culture of the American West for nearly 50 years.

      Presented with the support of the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of History, the College of Liberal Arts, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, the Nancy Richardson Design Center, and the Lory Student Center.

      See the full schedule of events below for more information.

      Bob Coonts: Interpreting the West
      Tuesday, September 20th – December 4th, 2022
      Exhibition Reception & Comments: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022, 5 p.m.
      Nancy Richardson Design Center

      CIIPE Honor Laureate: Apex Lin
      Wednesday, September 21st – Sunday, December 18th, 2022
      Artist Talk & Reception: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
      Organ Recital Hall, UCA
      Opening reception to follow in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

      CIIPE Opening Night
      Friday, September 23, 2022
      Ribbon Cutting: 6 p.m., Lory Student Center Theatre
      Exhibition & Reception: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Curfman Gallery
      Lory Student Center and Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building

      CIIPE Main Exhibition
      Friday, September 23rd – Friday, November 4th, 2022
      Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Center, and Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building