SUNY Oneonta News

January 20, 2011



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Martin-Mullen Gallery at SUNY Oneonta will feature approximately 50 posters with social and political messages in an exhibit entitled "Paper Ink Voice" from Social and Political PostersMonday, January 31, through Friday, March 18. Admission to the gallery is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 3.

Curated by Katherine Spitzhoff of the SUNY Oneonta Art Department, the exhibition will include a variety of primarily recent posters, including a special collection created for the Haiti Poster Project, a collaboration of artists and designers from around the world benefitting victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Also included is a group of historical posters to give a sense of the tradition of the graphic image in social issues.

The exhibition will include works by Keith Haring, the "Social Justice 2008" portfolio by Luba Lukuva, and posters by graphic-design luminaries such as Ivan Chermayeff. A complete list of artists and more information about the show is available at

A special viewing area will show the documentary film "Freedom on the Fence" by Andrea Marks, a 40-minute film about the history of Polish posters and their significance to the social, political, and cultural life of Poland. A reading area will feature books and catalogs pertaining to the social-political poster.

Under the direction of Tim Sheesley, the SUNY Oneonta art galleries are open Monday- Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. when the college is in session. More information about the exhibit or the galleries is available at (607) 436 3456 or on the Web at



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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