Kansas City, Mo., artist Tad Carpenter's poster for a Shins show at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kan., is one of more than 130 original concert posters that will be on display in UMSL's Gallery 210.

More than 130 original concert posters from the modern music era will be on display Jan. 20 through March 12 in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. “POSTGIG,” a traveling exhibit curated by Clif Stoltze, will feature posters for shows by a wide variety of contemporary acts including Sonic Youth, Neko Case, the Decemberists, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lyle Lovett, Feist, Mogwai and the Shins.

The eclectic collection represents work by some of today’s best concert poster artists and design studios, including Modern Dog, Aesthetic Apparatus, Patent Pending, Diana Sudyka, The Small Stakes, Seripop, Hammerpress, Tad Carpenter and the Decoder Ring.

A closing reception for Stoltze, the curator, will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 10 in the gallery. He’ll give a lecture in the gallery auditorium at 6:15 p.m.

Stoltze is the founder and creative director of Boston-based Stoltze Design. Over 25 years, he has worked with a diverse group of clients in the education, publishing, technology, financial and entertainment industries. “POSTGIG” made its debut in Boston as a complement to Stoltze’s 2008 book “1000 Music Graphics,” which serves as a compilation of music packaging designs and work by many of the poster artists featured in the exhibit. The book and exhibit reflect his love of music and music-related art.

“This collection, which includes the work of well-known and little-known designers from all over the world, is simply an overview, a celebration if you will, of what’s been happening in this very broad field over the last decade,” Stoltze said of the book. “Like my own taste in music, the selections run the gamut from the traditional to experimental, but they are all noteworthy.”

All exhibits at Gallery 210 are free and open to the public. The gallery is in the Telecommunity Center at UMSL, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

More information:
http://www.umsl.edu/~gallery
http://www.1000musicgraphics.com/

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