Over one hundred posters spreading messages of support, peace, and solidarity for Ukraine fill Carolla Arts Exhibition Center for Stand with Ukraine. An international call for submissions brought together the socially-conscious poster designs as a collaborative initiative by The 4th Block Graphic Designers Association and PosterTerritory. Stand with Ukraine is on view August 22–September 7 and open for First Friday Art Walk on September 2 from 6–9 p.m.
The destruction and tragedy taking place in Ukraine has been covered by news sources around the world as an undeclared war continues to threaten the lives of innocent citizens. The 4th Block, which is based in Ukraine, and PosterTerritory, led by Ukrainian-born designer and curator Olga Severina, share this collection of posters as an act of resilience. A statement from PosterTerritory describes this perseverance:
A peaceful and beautiful country, Ukraine is now in the fiery pit of a full-scale war—a terrible and needless conflict that draws a line between good and absolute evil. We will fight to the bitter end. We have nowhere to retreat. We are defending our land, our loved ones, and our friends! By defending ourselves, we are protecting Europe. We choose freedom, and we will surely prevail!
The following artists and designers are featured in the exhibition:
Neda Abbqsalizadeh (Iran), Emran Abtahi (Iran), Alfredo Aguirre (Mexico), Ivanov Anton (Ukraine/USA), Onur Askinm (Turkey), Peter Bankov (Czech Reoublic), Helen Baranovska (Ukraine), Helen Barbanorska (Ukraine), Anna Black (Ukraine), Alex Blyakher (USA), Elena Caniova (Slovakia), Premsyl Cerny (Czech Republic), Fang Pang Chang (Taiwan), Tomasz Czyżkowski (Poland), Eduardo Davit, Danilo de Marco (Italy), Sergeev Dima (Ukraine), Evgeny Dobrovinsky (Russia), Lex Drewinski (Poland), Zlatan Dryanov (Bulgaria), Dmytro Dziuba (Ukraine), Peter Eliáš (Slovakia), Martin Fek (Slovakia), Camille Floriah (France), Qiang Gang (China), Erick Ginard (Cuba), Derwyn Goodall (Canada), Marcin Grabią (Poland), Juliane Gutschmidt (Germany), Yurko Gutsulyak (Ukraine/Canada), Pia Hochfeld (Germany), Ghazal Hossenni (Iran), Pavlov Iliya (Austria), Takahiro Inoue (Jazan), Awin Intrungsi (Thailand), Peter Javorik (Slovakia), Hyungjoo A. Kim (USA), Keith Kitz (USA), Damian Kłaczkiewicz (Poland), Goknan Koc (Turkey), Mykola Kovalenko (Ukraine), Valeriia Kucher (Ukraine), Olga Kulish (Ukraine/Poland), Yossi Lemel (Israel), Simon Litvinov (Ukraine), Felipe Jácome López (Ecuador), Patrycja Longawa (Poland), Daria Lutsyshyna (Ukraine), Mikhail Lychkovskiy (Belarus), Hitoshi Miura (Japan), Diego Morales Morando (Bolivia), Nadia (Ukraine), Raqee Najmuldeen (Iraq), Marco Natolli (Italy), Bao Nguyen (Vietnam), Marina Nichiporchuk (Ukraine), Sabina Oberholzer & Renato Tagli (Switzerland), Chikako Oguma (Japan), Wojciech Osuchowski (Ukraine), Przemyslaw Paliwoda (Poland), Ivan Ciro Palomino (Peru), Dilyana Peeva (Bulgaria), Oleg Pochtar (Ukraine), Dasha Podoltseva (Ukraine), Nikodem Pregowski (Poland), Tetiana Prysiazhnyuk (Ukraine), Alain Le Quernec (France), Arseniy Rahimor (Ukraine), Rashid Rahnama (Iran), Eugeniya Rhomenko (Ukraine), Andrew Romanenko (Ukraine), Olena Sarzhenko (Ukraine), Olga Severina (Ukraine/USA), Nikita Shylimor (Ukraine), Marlena Buczek Smith (USA), Agnieszka Srokosz (Poland), Pidzin Stronghug (Lithuania), Byoung il Sun (South Korea), Agus Suyasa (Indonesia), Jan Szczerbiak (Poland), Szymon Szymankiewicz (Poland), Parisa Tashakori(Iran/USA), Nicos Terzis (Sweden), Jaakko Tikkanen (Finland), Jacek Tofil (Poland), Jouri Toreev (Belarus), Alexandr Vasin (Russia), Oleg Veklenko (Ukraine), Natalia Volpe (Argentina), Liha Yakobchuk (Ukraine), Zhang Yong (China), Miklos E Zsemberi-Szigyarzo (Hungary), and Łukasz Zwolan (Poland).
Carolla Arts Exhibition Center is located at 326 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Missouri. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.