Posters for Imaginary Events uses interviews and personal ephemera to generate a series of fictional and actual event posters. Shapes Collective (Dana Dart-McLean and Amanda N. Simons) will interview residents and community members to generate text and gather images for a series of 5 posters. Participants will collaborate with the artists to envision posters for events that may or may not occur or have previously transpired. The posters will draw from global iconic poster art and will use a range of artistic modalities (illustration, text, etc. ) inspired by the narratives and images given by participants.

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Opening Reception:
Thursday April 21, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Pro Arts Gallery/Project Space

Celebrate the Poster for the Imaginary Events opening at Pro Arts.

*This program is made possible in part with funds by the California Arts Council, the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, the Clorox Company Foundation, the W & F Hewlett Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.