Bottletree art on display
Posted on Jun 13, 2012 in News
The Bottletree Visual Arts Expo took place Friday, June 8, where numerous posters covered the walls of the gallery inside the Humanities building.
The posters were collected over the past few years and displayed in collage form detailing the different venues and events at the Bottletree Café.
John Fields, interim director of the Visual Arts Gallery, said that the expo represents the gallery as a whole.
“These are like the unsung heroes of graphic design,” he said. “A lot of these poster won national ADDY awards, which is the highest accomplishment in graphic design.”
For almost every show put on by the Bottletree, a poster is designed and collected. The posters displayed at the expo were only a fraction of the posters that have been created by several different artists.
“The reason I wanted to have the show was because the posters are really cool,” Fields said. “A lot of the shows we do here are national and international artists, and we don’t usually do a lot of local artists in this gallery, so I try to have kind of a pre-game show at least once a year.”
Fields said that with the amount of posters created, the expo could not realistically occur every year, but he hopes to put in on again in the future.
“There are so many posters created that you could only do it every three or four years. If I’m still here, I might organize the expo again.”
UAB student Christina Daniels designed a “Bandidos” poster displayed on the wall of the expo.
Various artists as far back as 2006 designed the rest of the posters. The gallery hosted DJs Omari Jazz and Bundy, along with Bands GT and The Hundred Years Whore.