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October 16, 2008

"HARD BOP" -JOHN ATKIN SCULPTURE INSTALLATION AT FILLMORE PLAZA, SAN FRANCISCO

Join us for a reception for the artist on Friday Oct. 24th from 6 to 9pm at LUSH LIFE GALLERY, 1320 Fillmore Street (at Eddy) and for the Dedication Ceremony on Sat. Oct. 25th, 2:45pm at the Fillmore Plaza.

John Atkin’s jazz-inspired stainless steel “Hard Bop” stands as the crown jewel of the 16,000 sq. ft. Fillmore Center Plaza. It was selected from a pool of twenty-five invited artists, through a rigorous request for proposals.

“The regeneration of Fillmore Plaza through its new architecture and new sculpture meshed with my deep rooted interest in the benefits that art within the community can offer people outside of the rarefied atmosphere of the gallery or museum. My main interest is in integrating a space into a place where friends and the community can meet and socialise, reinforcing the notion of Fillmore Plaza as a signature site in San Francisco, while celebrating its unique identity as the home of West Coast Jazz. Researching the historical prerequisites of the site and experiencing the neighborhood’s diverse population and vibrancy first hand during two visits allowed me to discreetly infuse the sculpture with ideas resonant of the identity of the locale.” – John Atkin

Join us for the Reception for the Artist on Friday October 24th from 6 to 9 pm at LUSH LIFE GALLERY - 1320 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA (at Eddy) - 415.255.7745

SCULPTURE UNVEILING AND DEDICATION WITH LIVE JAZZ SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH, AT 2:45 FILLMORE CENTER PLAZA

_Hard Bop_ John Atkin sculpture installation
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