Monday, October 12, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Cultural Council Partners with ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. to Showcase Palm Beach County Black Artists this Season


 By: Hannah Deadman-Arnst

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County will soon open its latest exhibition, How Do We Move Forward?” presented and curated by Anthony Burks, Sr. and Trina Slade-Burks of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. The show will run from Oct. 16 through Dec. 12 in a hybrid model of virtual and in-person opportunities.

In response to the recent series of events that spurred local, national and global response, a group of Palm Beach County artists have stepped up to engage the community through art. Serving as both communicators and problem-solvers, 10 visual and spoken word artists will provide content regarding four centuries of turmoil and social and civil injustice. Since the revolution has already been televised, these artists will contribute to continuing conversations and help build solutions through art. 

“How Do We Move Forward?” will feature the following artists:

Spoken Word Artists:
Dorian Frith
Jashua Sa-Ra
Jenn La Reine
Kim Nyesha Smith
Nick Murray

Visual Artists:
Dariel Donovan
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Tracy Guiteau
Kianga Jinaki
Turgo Bastien

“The Cultural Council is focused on issues of equity and inclusion in the arts and cultural sector. We are seeking opportunities to spotlight artists of color throughout Palm Beach County,” said Dave Lawrence, the Council’s president & CEO. “We commissioned Anthony Burks, Sr. and Trina Slade-Burks to create and curate two exhibitions this year to reach new audiences, foster important conversations and build new relationships in our community — especially during this time in our nation’s history.”

In celebration of “How Do We Move Forward?”, the Council will host a free virtual preview event onits website and YouTube page on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., featuring Smooth Bounce Entertainment and Jashua Sa-Ra as M.C. 

In January, the Cultural Council will once again partner with the Burks in a Harlem Renaissance-style exhibition called “Karibu: A Celebration of Black Artists in Palm Beach County.” Presented by the Council and curated by ATB Fine Art Group, Karibu means “Welcome, come in” in Swahili and will feature work in various media. 

If You Go

Name: “How Do We Move Forward?” 
Exhibition dates: Friday Oct. 16 through Saturday, Dec. 12
To view: Works can be viewed on the Council’s website and social media channels. Members of the Cultural Council can visit the exhibition in person by registering for member preview days, which run Oct. 22 to Nov. 13 (Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.). The general public can visit the exhibition in person starting on Nov. 17.

For more information about “How Do We Move Forward,” to register for the virtual preview, or to learn more about other exhibitions, please visit palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions

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