Art Car Project/Partnerships

November 19, 2015

Call for Cultural Partners in Art Car Creation

Laurence Gartel is considered the "Father" of Digital Art around the world for 39 years. Starting out at the beginning of the electronic era working with Video Guru Nam June Paik, only a visionary could have predicted the future of Art.  Mr. Gartel taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer in 1985 to produce the album cover for Debbie Harry (Blondie).  Currently he is the Official Artist of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015, Artist of the NASA MMS launch at Kennedy Space Center 2015, and Artist of the Newport Jazz Festival this past summer. In recent years Mr. Gartel has been commissioned to produce Art Cars for corporate and private clients the first one being the Electric Roadster for TESLA during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2010. He was the Feature of the 113thNew York International Auto Show, 2013 with his own Pavilion of Art Cars and Motorcycles.

Mr. Gartel’s goal is to create a “State Art Car” throughout America. The finished vehicle will be utilized for community service and acts as a Mascot of the institution for promotion and good will. The purpose of the Car is to offer students a program in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).  GARTEL fulfills every aspect of the STEAM.  He has been involved with Digital Art technologies for 39 years. 

We are looking to partner up with, Educational Institutions, Not for Profit Organizations, as well as Cultural Institutions and the entire Florida Artistic community.

Example of recent project:
A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Gartel unveiled the first National State Art Car. The vehicle was revealed at the Capital building in Concord with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan Letters of Accommodation from the Senate and Congress were read as part of the ceremonies. There was a second unveiling at Franklin High School with Senator Andrew Hosmer and Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield being present along with the Franklin School Board, New Hampshire Department of Education Members and hundreds of students, family, community leaders and sponsors. Mr. Gartel engaged students of Franklin High School in interactive workshops, and integrated student work into the design of the Art Car thus following the STEAM initiative. 

To discuss this opportunity further please contact:
Crystal Lemon