Five poster artists who have helped define the Chapel Hill music scene will see examples of their work on exhibit in Davis Library beginning Aug. 25.
From the Cradle to the Cave: 18 Years of North Carolina Poster Art will be on view on the main floor of Davis Library through Jan. 25, 2012. The exhibit will feature 40 reproductions of posters by Casey Burns, Matt Hart, Ron Liberti, Jason Lonon, and Chris Williams, dating from 1993 onward.
An opening program Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. will feature the artists in conversation about their work, following a 5 p.m. reception. The free public event will conclude with a concert by Chapel Hill band The Kingsbury Manx.
The artists have played an important role in advertising local concerts. Many of their posters and fliers have promoted events at venues such as Cat’s Cradle, Local 506, and the now closed Go! Room 4.
The Southern Folklife Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library holds the archives of all five artists, including original poster art. The Burns, Liberti, and Lonon collections are currently available for use; those of Hart and Williams will be available in 2012. Burns is a 1998 graduate of UNC.
The event is sponsored by the Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library, the University Library Public Art Committee, and the Friends of the Library,.
From the Cradle to the Cave: 18 Years of North Carolina Poster Art
On view Aug. 25, 2011 – Jan. 25, 2012
Exhibit Opening: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
Davis Library Gallery
5 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Panel with Casey Burns, Matt Hart, Ron Liberti, Jason Lonon, Chris Williams
6 p.m. Concert with Chapel Hill band The Kingsbury Manx
Free and open to the public
Information: Steve Weiss, Southern Folklife Collection, (919) 962-1345
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