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Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Artist Talk at Gallery 72

Post Date:03/16/2016 10:30 AM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2016

News Release

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Artist Talk at Gallery 72

ATLANTA – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs announced today that it will host an Artist Talk on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Award-winning artist Paul Stephen Benjamin will give an artist talk focusing on his new body of work, "Come Over", currently on view at Gallery 72. Benjamin’s use of language and visual ephemera to interrogate long established cultural narratives, and their casual acceptance by and effect on the American public, has garnered national and international attention.

Paul Stephen Benjamin received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MFA from Georgia State University. Benjamin is a recipient of the 2014 Artadia Award. Recently, he was featured in the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center exhibition “Coloring”. He was also featured in the group exhibition Emerging Artist Award Winners 15th Year Retrospective Exhibition at The Swan Coach House. Among his awards to date are: the Winnie B. Chandler Fellowship, Diasporal Rhythms Artists Recognition Award, Hambidge Fellowship, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Studio Program and the Forward Arts Emerging Artists Award.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.ocaatlanta.com/ for more information.

Gallery 72 at 2 City Plaza, is a municipal gallery operated by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs dedicated to presenting stimulating and thought provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s arts offering. 

The gallery is located at 72 Marietta Street NW and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

NEARBY PARKING:

104 Marietta Street Parking Garage (176 feet NW), 79 Marietta Street Parking Garage (245 feet NE) or
Centennial Tower Parking Garage (332 feet NE). Paid street parking is also available near the gallery.

NEARBY MARTA RAIL STATIONS: Take the Gold line to Five Points Station. Exit the station on the Forsyth street side and turn right, walk northeast on Forsyth Street, and turn left on Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street the gallery will be on the left.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

 

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