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'Beauty of Asia' is theme of Foster Gallery exhibition

An invited poster exhibition titled "Looking at Asia through 150 Designers" opened Sept. 7 and runs through Oct. 10 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. 

The exhibition comprises 150 posters from 296 works developed for the 2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9 held in Daegu, Korea. "The Beauty of Asia" provided a working theme for the artists. Participants from 10 countries offered diverse perspectives representing national and regional identities.

The following events associated with the exhibition will be held in the Foster Gallery this week and are free and open to the public: 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon-1 p.m.: An artist talk titled "From PSY to BTS, Entertainment Design of K-POP" will feature Hochul Chang, president of the Korea Ensemble of Contemporary Design. 

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m.: An artist talk titled "The Role of Designer in Korean Cultural Archetype Preservation Project" will feature Haklae Lim, CEO of Designintro. 

Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.: A reception for "Looking at Asia Through 150 Designers" will be held.

This exhibition is a collaborative project among the department of art & design, UW-Eau Claire, Korea Ensemble of Contemporary Design and the Foster Gallery.

Foster Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends. For more information, contact the Foster Gallery at 715-836-2328 or fostergallery@uwec.edu, or visit the Foster Gallery Facebook page.