FDLM Art Studio Opens Its First NYC Open Studio for New Artists on 6/22

FDLM Art Studio Opens Its First NYC Open Studio for New Artists on 6/22

The FDLM Art studio is pleased to invite you its first NYC open studio! This will be the first look at new works created by Franck De Las Mercedes since a massive five alarm fire ripped through the artist's home/studio last February.

The studio will be open on Sunday June 22, 2014 from 1:00-6:00 p.m on 330 Wadsworth Ave - Apt 3G in New York City.

Franck along with 25 artists throughout Northern Manhattan will open their studios to the community for an close view into their creative spaces and process. This will be the first open studio Franck De Las Mercedes will host since a massive five alarm fire ripped through the artist's home/studio destroying Franck's entire body of work. You will have first look at the work created since moving to the new space! The art studio will also be celebrating the 8th anniversary of the Priority Boxes Art Project, also known as the Peace Boxes. The tour is part of the The Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 / NoMAA's annual month-long art festival in the Washington Heights and Inwood area which features open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances throughout Northern Manhattan from West 155th Street to West 220th Street. Complete Listing of participating artists and events:

Franck De Las Mercedes is a Nicaraguan born artist who grew up in New York City after emigrating to the U.S. in 1985. With a self-obtained education, straight from the aisles of the Mid-Manhattan Public Library of New York, De Las Mercedes has emerged as one of the country's most prolific visual artists in recent years. From his provocative portraits to his large scale abstract paintings, Franck de Las Mercedes' work has been described as symbolic, vibrant, explosive and sometimes disturbing. In 2006, De Las Mercedes conceived "The Priority Boxes Art Series", an ongoing, internationally acclaimed project that merges art and activism. "The Boxes" have traveled the globe, been taught in classrooms and featured on the iconic LED screens of Times Square. Franck has also been featured on numerous national and international television shows and in prestigious publications, including CNN En Español, LatiNation, Univision's "Aqui y Ahora", Selecciones (Reader's Digest), Art Business News, Hispanic Magazine, Museum VIEWS, American Style, The Daily Beast and as Blick Art Materials' Spring 2013 Featured Artist. Most recently, Franck's "Post No Bills" egg was one of over 250 large egg sculptures - each designed by globally renowned artists, designers and creative, place throughout New York City as part of the The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt NY 2014. helped raise over $1M in charitable funds for Elephant Family and Studio in a School.

For information on the artist's work visit http://franckdelasmercedes.com/.

For information on the Peace Boxes visit http://peaceboxes.com/.

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