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Edinboro University’s Bruce Gallery will feature 25 years of international AIDS awareness posters

Busy art season planned


EDINBORO, Pa. – Edinboro University’s Bruce Gallery on Wednesday will unveil a unique exhibition of AIDS awareness posters from the past 25 years.

The exhibition, “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010,” is sponsored by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and will be available for viewing on Edinboro’s campus from Wednesday through February 22.

          With more than 150 different posters from archives of graphic and fearless AIDS awareness works from 44 countries, the exhibition is a collaboration of the various visual strategies used by government agencies, community activists, grassroots organizations and motivated citizens to educate communities about the AIDS epidemic.

          On Wednesday, from 5-to-7 p.m., the exhibition’s opening reception will be held at the Bruce Gallery in Doucette Hall.   

The remainder of the Bruce Gallery’s 2011-2012 season is equally impressive. It includes:

  • Celebrate the Artist: The Annual Michael V. Gmitter Memorial Scholarship. Senior-level art students will compete for a cash prize on the strength of their portfolio of work at Edinboro University. The exhibition will be on display from February 27 to March 2.
  • District-10 High School Biennial Art Invitational and Competition. This selection of artists represents one of the largest showcases of young talent in the region. On display from March 21 to April 4.
  • Annual Student Exhibition. Showcasing the best of Edinboro University’s multi-media art program, this exhibition will include works juried by a national professional artist, critic or curator and will be on display April 11-to-26.


Shows will include receptions from 5-to-7 p.m. on opening nights in the Bruce Gallery, with the District-10 High School Biennial Art Invitation and Competition reception scheduled from 6-to-8 p.m. These final three shows on the schedule will also include awards presentations.

All events are free and open to the public.

Hours at Bruce Gallery are 12-to-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 12-to-5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact John Bavaro at, or visit