Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Contemporary Artist Louis Carreon Takes Over Delray Beach at Le Garage

Contemporary international artist Louis Carreon is giving back once again. Together with The Drip Factory Pop-Up Studio at Le Garage he’s taking over Delray Beach on Saturday, February 20th at 5pm; bringing awareness to 10 charities through his art in TEN4TEN. Carreon will paint 10 pieces, with proceeds of the finished canvases going to each of the charities, which include Autism Speaks, Center for Creative Education, Delray Marketing Cooperative, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Old School Square and The Toby Center – all of which were chosen by the artist himself.

Southern California native Louis Carreon grew up during the ‘90s, a time when the hip hop culture had a great influence through the streets of Los Angeles. After numerous trials and tribulations, Louis made it out of the streets, conquered addiction, and surrendered to art during his time in prison. Comparable to most artists, Carreon managed to share his message and feelings through creating art. Louis expresses his art in ways that include installations, conceptualism and outdoor works. A recent installation at Expo Chicago included a collaboration with the 2015 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and Autism Speaks to commemorate Louis’ hand painted NHL trophy replica/art piece for the non-profit organization.

During Art Basel Miami Beach 2015, Carreon was commissioned by Landmark Aviation to customize a Hawker jet creating awareness for Autism Speaks. Louis has been commissioned by renowned venues throughout the United States, including Soho House and the Viper Room, the latter where he creatively paid tribute to one of his icons, River Phoenix, who famously died outside the Sunset Strip nightclub from an overdose. “I prefer working in smaller communities, and the energy brought me here,” says Carreon of choosing Delray Beach. Through passion, honesty and a willingness to share his work, Louis is excited to give back to the South Florida charities and continue to reinforce the power of art by creating pieces with meaning.

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