NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans-based artist Frenchy – internationally known in fine art circles and beyond for his sports and music paintings – will “paint the town” in New York for Super Bowl week and beyond with a full slate of painting performances scheduled in the tri-state area from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. Known for vividly capturing events on canvas in real time with style and flair, Frenchy will be a frequent guest on ESPN sets during Super Bowl week and will paint a New York Knicks game on behalf of the MSG Network. In addition, he is slated to appear on Good Morning America, while also painting at music and charity events surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII.
“I am honored to be part of the Super Bowl celebration in New York,” Frenchy said. “Inspired by Leroy Neiman, I began painting sporting events more than two decades ago. It’s very humbling to know that my work has gained the acceptance and notoriety that my heroes’ work has and I am ready to paint my tail off in New York.”
Frenchy’s full Super Bowl Week itinerary is as follows (all times Eastern):
7pm – 11pm: Billie Joel @ MSG
7pm – 10pm: Annual Jawz Cigar Party – www.jawscigarparty.com (Outdoor Rooftop and Bar, 230 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10001)
6am – 10am: Mike and Mike Radio Show (ESPN)
7pm – 10pm: Jon Gruden’s Chalk Talk in partnership w/ Connecticut Sports Foundation – www.sportsfoundation.org (Harry’s Café & Steak, 1 Hanover Square, New York, 10004)
8pm – latenight: Brooklyn Bowl painting Stirrers (Kraz, Neal Evans, Joe Russo) – www.brooklynbowl.com/event/464411-stirrers-eric-krasno-neal-brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249)
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
8am – 12 pm: Super Bowl Sunday Countdown Set (ESPN)
12pm – 2pm: ESPN Set at MetLife Stadium with Suzy Kolber, Ray Lewis, Trent Dillfer & Steve Young (ESPN)
5pm – 11pm: New York Knicks vs. Portland Trailblazers in partnership with MSG Network (Madison Square Garden)
Connecticut Sports Foundation Annual Gala at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino (1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382)
New Orleans visual artist Randy Leo Frechette, better known as Frenchy, vividly captures live events in real-time on canvas with style and flair. A regular at live music events such as Farm Aid and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Frenchy captivates audiences with brush strokes inspired by rhythms and melodies. At live sporting events, Frenchy feeds off crowd energy and on-field action to produce world class paintings that are popular with art collectors and sports fans alike. Frenchy has two galleries in New Orleans and his work is available online at FrenchyLive.com.