Fulton County Arts & Culture Celebrates 40th Anniversary

More than 100 Georgia Artists featured along with artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat
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ATLANTA - Sept. 20, 2019 - PRLog -- During October, Fulton County Arts & Culture will celebrate 40 years of arts leadership with exhibitions and initiatives to bring exciting arts and cultural experiences to Fulton County residents and visitors. The celebration begins with the opening of The High Rise Show at GIRAFFE, 34 Peachtree Street on October 4 featuring art by 100 emerging and established Georgia artists, as well as a special preview of two works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Basquiat serigraphs will become part of The King's Exhibition opening October 7 at Southwest Arts Center.

"We're thrilled to partner with ShowerHaus and Goat Farm to present The High Rise Show and to collaborate with Dr. Glenn Toby to bring the Basquiat artwork and The King's Exhibition to Atlanta in celebration of our 40th Anniversary," states Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts & Culture.  "Our community will have the opportunity to view fabulous artwork by international and Georgia artists free of charge."

The High Rise Show is a multi-level art exhibition, on four floors at GIRAFFE, 34 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. Curated by ShowerHaus and co-produced with the Goat Farm, the exhibition features work by 100 artists including art from Fulton County's 2019 Fine Art Acquisition, Miya Bailey & Peters Street Station, MINT, TILA and Creatives Project. The exhibition will run from October 4 – 19. The Opening Reception is October 4 from 7-11 pm and includes a preview of the two works by Basquiat. Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested: https://www.facebook.com/events/434805017133866/

The King's Exhibition will feature two Basquiat limited edition signed serigraphs from the collection of Dr. Glenn Toby.  He acquired them from Jean-Michel's father, the late Gerard Basquiat, through renowned art dealer Jeff Jaffe.  Along with the serigraphs, the exhibition will include work by international artists in association with Dr. Toby's Book Bank Foundation. The King's Exhibition will be on view from October 7-24 at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331.

"It's an honor to collaborate with Fulton County Arts & Culture for the launch of The Kings Exhibition," states Dr. Glenn Toby. "Jean-Michel Basquiat spoke truth to power through his artwork. I feel a responsibility to share his art and messages which speak to the social ills of homelessness, poverty and ignorance."

Sponsors for The High Rise Show and The King's Exhibition: ShowerHaus, The Goat Farm, GIRAFFE and The Book Bank Foundation.

Fulton County Arts & Culture is celebrating 40 years of creative leadership, improving and enhancing the lives of Fulton County residents and visitors through the arts. Info: http://fultonarts.org/

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