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bloc (blŏk)
1. A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action: the Communist bloc.
2. An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest: the farm bloc in the US Senate.

proj·ect (prŏj′ĕkt′, -ĭkt)
1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort: a community cleanup project; a government-funded irrigation project.
2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
3. A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.

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Georges Le Chevallier
Bloc Projects Executive Director / Co-Founder / Chief Curator

The youngest son of a French father and Puerto Rican mother, Georges Le Chevallier was born in Paris, France, and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied painting at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting from California State University in Long Beach. He received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Hunter College of the City University of New York. His paintings, photographic works, and installations have been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.

Le Chevallier has also curated many successful exhibitions including The Obama Inauguration Exhibition at Designbox Gallery in Raleigh and at Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, organized art projects such as the Visual Arts Exchange Collector’s Print Portfolio, co-founded the international fund-raising exhibition Artist Unite for Haiti, and co-produced an art documentary and an animation festival. Past Gallery management experience includes Director of Exhibitions at THE LoDi PROJECT gallery and Gallery Coordinator at the Living Arts College. He also sat on the Board Directors of Visual Art Exchange, a non-profit gallery and artist association.

Le Chevallier has over 15 years of bi-lingual art teaching experience at the University level: He has taught at UNC Pembroke, Vance Granville Community College, the Federal Prison in Butner, Lehman College in New York City, and currently  is a Professor in the Interactive Media Arts Department at The Living Arts College in Raleigh, NC, where he teaches courses in Digital Design, Photography, Art History and Drawing. He was presented with The LAC Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the winter 2007 session.