Woooo! 2015 was an excellent year for Frenchy, Frenchylive Studios, Acoustioptics, and live painting in general. Frenchy rolled out of 2014 creating live paintings for a corporate function and live TV at CNBC Asia and found himself in the middle of China’s Umbrella Revolution.
2015 began with the news that Frenchy was chosen to paint the official poster art for that year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This incredible honor was further dignified by making Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Mardi Gras Indians the subject of this painting. Sadly Bo passed away soon after giving this studio art piece even deeper meaning.
Now let’s see, 2015 also saw Frenchy having his work featured on a Liberty Puzzle, met up with coach Jon Gruden again to create a live painting on the set of Chalk Talk, created two paintings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, painted live musical performances at events like Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, and helped non-profit fundraisers such as Harrah’s Fashion Show, Gleason Gras, and the Black & Gold Gala by contributing live paintings of the events to be auctioned off.
Finally some of the biggest news came with the Frenchylive Gallery on Oak St. moving to bigger and better digs right across the street and smack-dab between two famous French Quarter hot spots; The Maple Leaf Bar and Jacques Imo’s Cafe. This bigger space allows Frenchy to show off more of his work while also lending a unique space for events like weddings and parties. The space is also perfect for the Acoustioptics Artists-in-Residence Program. This is a two-month art education program available open to all senior art departments within New Orleans colleges or universities, and will provide 2-3 working artist’s studios for use as the department’s own.
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