martes, 6 de octubre de 2009

CSPG celebra 20 años

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Poster designed by Lex Drewinsky
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CSPG Celebrates 20 Years of Explosive Graphic

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is excited to invite you to celebrate 20 years of reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire social change. Please join us at the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, October 17, 2009 as we honor these outstanding individuals:

June Wayne—artist, lithographer, teacher, writer, and founder of Tamarind Lithography Workshop will receive the Culture of Liberation Award. Culture contains the seed of opposition becoming the flower of liberation. –Amílcar Cabral David

Kunzle—art historian, writer, activist, actor, and poster collector
will receive the Historian of the Lions Award. Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. –African Proverb

Juan Fuentes—poster artist, cultural activist, printmaker, teacher will receive the Art is a Hammer Award. Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. –Vladimir Mayakovsky

Comedian, writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh will emcee. There will be a fantastic dinner, entertainment, great company, a dynamic poster presentation, and a unique auction of vintage posters and original artworks.

CSPG is an educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents, and circulates political posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change. With more than 70,000 domestic and international graphics, CSPG has the largest collection of post-World War II political graphics in the country. Through traveling and online exhibitions, presentations, and publications, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action. Visit our website to find digital exhibitions, online shopping, and more.