Artist, Students Create Moving Piece of Art

Artist Laurence Gartel is creating an Art Car with students in Franklin. He created the car shown for a rally style race in Florida. You can see more of his work at www.gartelart.com.

Artist Laurence Gartel is creating an Art Car with students in Franklin. He created the car shown for a rally style race in Florida. You can see more of his work at www.gartelart.com.

Noted digital media artist Laurence Gartel is working with students from the Franklin school district to create an “Art Car” for the community.

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 member Tamara Feener works for the Department of Education and is also the chair of the Franklin School Board. She said the “Art Car” project is an outstanding opportunity for the students in the district.

“To work with a world-class artist like Laurence Gartel will both inspire and give our students first-hand opportunities to be a part of a historical creation,” said Feener, who’s a councilor in Chapter 44.

The project is nearly complete and the car will be ready to show off next week. The district will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Capitol with Gov. Maggie Hassan and on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Franklin High School with the mayor, city council and school board.

One of the keys to the project has been fundraising, and Feener said the district is still looking for sponsors. You can donate or become a sponsor by reaching out to Franklin School Board member Scott Burns at 892-0470.

You can see Laurence Gartel’s art at www.gartelart.com. You can also check out a great Concord Monitor story on the project here (subscription may be required).

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