July 21, 2015

UAB’s AEIVA presents international poster exhibition commemorating Voting Rights Act anniversary

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my rightsBy Mena Antonio“The Right to Decide,” an international poster invitational organized by the group Posters Without Borders, will be on exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from Aug. 6-Nov. 14.

Presented by the UAB College of Arts and SciencesAbroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the exhibition will feature 62 artists from 25 countries. The artists, including some of the most respected poster artists in the world, have created new posters on the subject of voting rights and fair elections specifically for this exhibition.

The exhibition also includes student posters from university design programs in Russia, Finland, Colombia, Taiwan and five universities from within the United States. Posters Without Borders is organized by Eric Boelts, Antonio Castro H. and UAB Professor of Graphic Design Erin Wright, MFA, from the Department of Art and Art History.

A free opening reception is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, in the AEIVA, 1221 10th Ave. South. The reception is in conjunction with the closing of two other exhibitions commemorating the Voting Rights Act anniversary: “The Freedom Exhibition: Two Countries One Struggle” and “Willie Cole: Transformations.”

Admission to AEIVA is always free. AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. Call 205-975-6436 or visit AEIVA online.

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