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Unveiling Celebration for Civic Poster Series
April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Syracuse Poster Project will unveil its 18th annual poster series from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St. The Syracuse Poster Project brings together community poets and artists to create an annual series of poetry illustrations for the city’s poster panels. Each year, writers from throughout the community submit haikus about downtown, the city or the nearby countryside. Artists then create posters based on the haiku of their choice. The Project selects the top posters and displays them along Salina and Warren streets, beginning in April. For 2019, after years of working primarily with Syracuse University illustration students, the Project launched an open call for artists. It also initiated participation from local ad firms, starting this year with a submission from Mower Inc. The open call drew submissions from 34 artists. A five-person panel then selected 18 posters for production: first-, second- and third-place posters, and 15 runners up. The resulting series reflects a wealth of Syracuse attributes, from canal history, indigenous culture and the natural environment to the theater community, apple orchards and transportation systems. The unveiling is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Emmons, project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (315) 937-7123 or visit www.posterproject.org.