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Belgium Comic Expo: The Ninth Art - Opening Reception
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.


Highlights of Belgian Comic Strip Art Exhibition

Located in the Upstairs Gallery on the Second Floor of the Koger Center

The exhibit and the opening reception are free and open to the public!

From Bruegel, van Eyck and Magritte to Herge's Tintin and Peyo's Smurfs, come a collection of world comic art from Belgium, a small European country who had a huge impact on the visual arts in the last century. Located at the European crossroads and ruled by many different occupiers, Belgians have mastered the non-verbal language and imagery like no other. From the time of Flemish masters onward, visual arts in Belgium have revealed a consistent display of creativity and innovation, making Belgium an artistic center of significant importance. This colorful exhibition consists of 48 prints, including 45 covers on Belgian comic strip books by pioneers of the art.

The opening reception will held at the Koger Center for the Arts as part of the 2019/2020 Season Preview Party. Join us as we view the exhibit, welcome the local arts groups that perform at the Koger Center, and have a sneak peek of what is coming to the Koger Center this season.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Atlanta, The Koger Center for the Arts, The Columbia World Affairs Council, Belgium American Chamber of the South, Brussels Comic Art Museum, francophonie Atlanta, RFS & Family Foundation, City National Bank, and Vantieghem.