Corn Hill Neighbors Association and ESL Federal Credit Union need help locating the missing 1971 Corn Hill Arts Festival poster.
In celebration of the upcoming 50th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, historic festival posters dating back to 1969 will be on display at Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. All of the posters are accounted for, except for the 1971 edition.
Based on communications with neighbors who coordinated the festival in the 1970s, organizers believe the 1971 poster featured the image of a clown or jester, and was similar in design to the 1970 poster. The missing poster was designed by the late Frank LoCurcio. It would have the dates of July 10-11 and not the year. It may have indicated rain dates of July 17-18.
RoCo will exhibit “50 Years of Poster Art” on March 23-27. The pop-up exhibit will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 23.
“This is the first time these iconic pieces of art will all be in the same place,” said Bill Kelly, festival chairperson. “We encourage the community to join us at RoCo on March 23 to celebrate the 50th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival and experience the history of five decades through posters, advertisements and photographs.”
Tickets for the reception cost $2 at the door. Refreshments will be served.
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