Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012
Ritter Art Gallery: September 5 – October 25, 2014
Opening: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30pm
featuring a Curator's Talk with ELIZABETH RESNICK at 7pm
Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012 will be the third in a series of recent poster
exhibitions that have provided an overview on international contemporary socio-political poster design, beginning in 2005
with Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005 and in 2010
with Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010.


Public Programs
Click here to see the Two Exhibitions & a Series of Public Programs information


Thursday, September 4, 2014
7pm at the Ritter Art Gallery
Curator's Talk: Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor of Graphic Design at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Resnick served on the chapter board of AIGA Boston from 1989–2005 organizing numerous public lecture and exhibition events. From 2003–2005 she served on the AIGA Design Education Steering Committee. She received AIGA Boston’s 2007 Fellows Award in recognition to her service to her design community. 
*The curator’s talk is made possible in part by the Department of Visual Arts & Art History.


Thursday, October 2 
12pm in VA-105 
ARTIST TALK with Gustavo Matamoros 

Monday, October 6 
7pm at the University Theatre 
PUBLIC LECTURE: Advocacy & Activism:  Catalysts for Social Change 
Doris Sommer, Ph.D., Harvard University presents  Art Works: Cultural Agents  Tackle Urgent Social Challenges 
The Doris Sommer public lecture is sponsored by the  generous support of Walter and Lalita Janke and the  Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative. 

Michael J. Horswell, Ph.D., FAU Associate  Professor and Interim Associate Dean 
Dorothy F. Schmidt Collge of Arts and Letters 

Fred Fejes, Ph.D., FAU Professor 
School of Communications and Mutimedia Studies  
Jane Caputi, Ph.D., FAU Professor 
Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies  and Communications and Multimedia Studies 
Kate MacMillinFIU Assistant Professor 
Department of Journalism and Broadcasting 
Jay Critchley 
Multi-media artist and activist 

This program is in conjunction with  Graphic Advocacy:   International Posters for the Digital Age 2001– 2012   presented at the Ritter Art Gallery from September 5 through October 25, 2014.

Friday, October 10 
6:30pm at the Schmidt Center Gallery 
READING by Andrew Furman 
Andrew Furman is the author of Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with  Florida, the memoir, My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White (Syracuse  UP 2010), the novel, Alligators May Be Present (Terrace Books/University  of Wisconsin Press 2005), and two works of literary criticism, Israel  Through the Jewish-American Imagination (SUNY Press 1997) and Contemporary Jewish-American Writers and the Multicultural Dilemma  (Syracuse UP 2000). His essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared  in such publications as Poets & Writers, Oxford Americ

Brief book description  
In Bitten, an environmental memoir of Florida, Furman shares his amazement at the beautiful and the bizarre of his adopted state. Over seventeen years, he and his family have shed their Yankee sensibilities & awakened to the terra incognita of their new home. Each chapter of the book highlights a fascinating aspect of his journey into Florida’s natural environment, from pinelands to the Everglades, snail kites to snook, cassia  to coontie. As he learns to fish for snook and seeks out the state’s oldest live oak, a behemoth that pre-dates Columbus, Furman realizes that falling in love with Florida is a fun and sometimes humbling process of discovery.

Thursday, October 16 
7pm at the University Theatre  
PANEL: Everything everGLADES 
An in-depth discussion on the ecology, sustainability, social justice and  the arts in the Everglades. This public program is in-conjunction with Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades presented in the Schmidt  Center Gallery from September 20 – November 5, 2014

Patricia Widener, Ph.D., FAU Associate Professor  
Department of Sociology

Dale Gawlick, Ph.D., FAU Professor and Director 
Environmental Science Program and Department of Biological Sciences 
Max Kirsch, Ph.D., FAU Professor 
UNESCO chair in Human & Cultural Rights 
Department of Anthropology 
Steve Traxler, Senior Biologist  
US Fish & Wildlife Service 
Tim B.Wride 
William & Sarah Soter Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art 
Adam Nadel 
New York Based Photographer 
Thursday, October 23 
12pm in VA-105 
Thursday, October 30 
12pm in VA-105 
CURATOR'S TALK with Tim B. Wride


Onish Aminelahi

Egor Zhgun

Images: (top to bottom) Onish Aminelahi, Stop War, 2008, Digital, Iran; Egor Zhgun, Untitled (Catcher in The Rye), 2011, Digital, Russia









Methane Studios, Inc.


Ivan Gazdov

Images: (top to bottom) Methane Studios, Inc., Flirty Bird of Haiti, 2010, Mark McDevitt/RobertLee: Methane Studios, Inc., Digital, USA; ABCNT, Lioness, 2011, ABCNT/Ali Rza, Silkscreen Print, USA; Ivan Gazdov, Play of Silhouettes Series, 1995, Digital, Bulgaria

Marion Deuchars

Carlo Paolo Espiritu

Images: (top to bottom) Marion Deuchars, Where is my hope, Iran?, 2009, ©M. Deuchars, Digital, UK; Carlo Paolo Espiritu, 2010, Piti,Piti, WILDNICE, Digital, USA













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