The Martin-Mullen Gallery at the State University College at Oneonta will feature about 50 posters with social and political messages. The exhibit, "Paper Ink Voice," will run from Monday through Friday, March 18.

Admission to the gallery is free, and it will host an opening reception for the show from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Curated by SUNY Oneonta art department staffer Katherine Spitzhoff, the exhibition will include a variety of primarily recent posters, including a special collection created for the Haiti Poster Project.

The project is 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.

In addition, the exhibition will include work by Keith Haring, the "Social Justice 2008" portfolio by Luba Lukuva, and posters by graphic-design luminaries such as Ivan Chermayeff, a media release said.

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.

The SUNY Oneonta art galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday when the college is in session.

For a complete list of artists and more information about the show, go to paperinkvoice.wordpress.com.

More information about the exhibit or the galleries is available at 436"'3456 or at www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery.html.

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