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First Friday Art April 2017

WWI Food Show Posters

at the IDEA Place, 408 North Main Street, Rocky Ford

Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

The IDEA Gallery will be open to the public on Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the three following weeks until May 1st, except for possible times when no one is available to monitor the show.

wwi food poster art show first friday rockyfordco colorado rocky fordOn April 6, 1917, one hundred years ago, the United States Congress declared war on Germany and entered a four-year-old war that we had been avoiding, a war where millions of soldiers and civilians had already died in Europe.

In WWI Food Posters, we will explore the importance of food in both its abundance and failures in the context of a Great War – WWI – and through the then recent capacity to persuade with integrated, national mass communication; marketing and graphic design.

In posters, often volunteer classical artists, illustrators, commercial artists and cartoonists all sought to change social behavior, to deliver a message. We had to learn that individual consumers can “create” more food for warriors, allies, and the starving than any other actors in the food chain.Emmett Davis has decades of experience and study about the technologies of information and its impact and uses, including with food and its distribution. He is, for example, author of the “History of the Printing Press in the Punjab” and “Mainstreaming Library Services.”

WWI is a time of transition which with its raw new levels of energy highlight forces and developments still relevant today and which we must better understand. Besides all this, do come because the posters are eye candy, still magical after a century, powerful to even us jaded watchers of television.

The WWI Food Show Posters will be at the IDEA Place, 408 North Main Street, Rocky Ford for the First Friday Opening Event on Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:30 -7:00 p.m. and for the three following weeks until May 1st. At the First Friday Opening Event, we will discuss the WWI food posters and their significance. Refreshments of cookies, lemonade, and iced tea will be provided. The IDEA Gallery will be open to the public on Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except for possible times when no one is available to monitor the show.

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