4×24 Photography Exhibition
August 10, 2012 – Born at the advent of the digital age, four photographers: Gerri Fernandez, Adam Hajnos, Julian Thomas and Nathan Wellman, all twenty-four, embrace figurative digital photography as the new standard. Exhibition is curated by Bloc Projects’ Executive Director Georges Le Chevallier in partnership with the Raleigh Arts Commission, at the Miriam Preston Block Gallery in Raleigh NC
4×24 Photography Exhibition: Interviews with Exhibition Curator and Artists
July 25, 2012 – Recorded at the RTN Studios in Raleigh NC and hosted by Karyn Thomas: Interviews with Georges Le Chevallier, Adam Hajnos, Nathan Wellman, Julian Thomas, Gerri Fernandez, and Seoun Som. Sponsored by The City of Raleigh Arts Commission.
Bloc Animation Project 2012: Chapel Hill and Raleigh Screenings
Screening at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill as part of the 2012 Ackland Film Forum Series and at Mission Valley Cinemas in Raleigh (INDIE Weekly “Pick of the Week”)
Trailer for the Bloc Animation Project 2012
January 30, 2012 – The Animation Project is an annual feature-length theatrical release displaying a collection of short animated films by up and coming as well as established animators from around the World. Throughout the year The Animation Project travels to different theaters to showcase the work of these amazing filmmakers.
VAE Collector’s Print Portfolio Opening Reception
November 4, 2011 – Opening Reception for the 2011 VAE Collector’s Print Portfolio at Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC and curated by Bloc Projects’ Director of Creative Projects Georges Le Chevallier. Each Collectors Print Portfolio contains 15 echo-friendly archival prints by prominent Raleigh artists in a folder silk-screen by the talented Adam Peele. Each work of art is signed and numbered as a limited edition of 50 and is printed in recycled, acid free paper by Barefoot Press. A limited number of these portfolios will be for sale at VAE for $500 each.
Video shot by Joe Bruno and edited by Will Campbell
3 The Hard Way Preview Screening at Mission Valley Cinemas
June 2, 2011 – Video of the fund raising preview screening of a documentary film produced by Georges Le Chevallier and directed by Robert King of Octave Blue Entertainment, at Mission Valley Theaters. All proceeds from this preview screening went to help 3 THE HARD WAY director Robert King, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Artists Unite for Haiti Benefit Exhibition
January 21, 2011 – An international Exhibition to help Haitian people. All funds were donated directly to Mercy Corps. Over 400 artists from 18 different countries participated in this event at Solas Lounge, Raleigh, NC
Save Our Shore Art Benefit
August 27, 2010 – Raleigh artists banded together and hosted a fundraiser for the two North Carolina Chapters of Surfrider Foundation, at Solas Lounge, Raleigh, NC
The Hard Way Documentary Test Screening at Living Arts College
Saturday March 20, 2010 – Test Screening of a documentary film produced by Georges Le Chevallier and directed by Robert King of Octave Blue Entertainment, at the Campus Theater, The Living Arts College, Raleigh, NC
The Debut Exhibition
Friday February 26, 2010 – The Debut is the Common Seam Collective’s first official exhibition featuring textile design and fiber art by: Gabrielle Duggan, Meghan Holliday, Liz Morrison,Shelley Smith, and Amy Quinn.
Legends, Heroes, and Leaders Group Exhibition
Friday February 12, 2010 – Opening night at the Mezzanine Gallery. The exhibition was curated by Eric McRay, celebrating African American Heritage month and the 50th anniversary of the start of the sit-in demonstrations in North Carolina.
The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree Exhibition
Friday February 12, 2010 – Opening Night at the Orchestra Gallery. A collaboration between graffiti artist Victor Knight III, and his 9 year old son, Shaun Knight.——————————————————
Of Our Grandfathers Installation
Friday February 12, 2010 – Opening Night at the Lobby Gallery. An art and video installation by father and son team, Alonzo and Seth Felder. This exhibit centers around Alonzo Felder’s maternal great grandfather, A. S. J. Allen (a bigger than life father, preacher, teacher, and community leader, who had his life taken by a neighboring farmer), and grandfather, Ned E. Felder (a WWI veteran, who made headlines by being accused of disloyalty to the US). The artists use these dignified and diverse images of African Americans and legal documents to teach our contemporary society many lessons about respect, the importance of elders, faith, and other themes.
Front of the House Sculpture Space: Text Messaging: 1,000 Points of Might by Pato Hebert. At the Lobby Gallery: Organic Vernacular: A photography installation by designer Scott McClure, horticultural stylist Erin Weston, and photographer. At the Mezzanine Gallery: Letters Group Exhibition curated by Scott McClure. At the Orchestra Gallery: Alphabet Soup curated by Georges Le Chevallier: 26 Raleigh artists get together to create a unique alphabet.
Letters Exhibition Opening Reception
Video by Sean Kernick
Friday January 8, 2010 – Opening Night for the Letters Exhibition. Front of the House Sculpture Space: Text Messaging: 1,000 Points of Might by Pato Hebert. At the Lobby Gallery: Organic Vernacular: A photography installation by designer Scott McClure, horticultural stylist Erin Weston, and photographer. At the Mezzanine Gallery: Letters Group Exhibition curated by Scott McClure. At the Orchestra Gallery: Alphabet Soup curated by Georges Le Chevallier: 26 Raleigh artists get together to create a unique alphabet.——————————————————-
First Nightstallation 2010
On December 31, 2009, as part of the First Night Raleigh 2010 celebration in Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, we created an interactive street installation tilted: First Nightstallation 2010. We asked the visitors to this event the following:
1. Arrange the movable objects in front of the backdrop to create a rich visual composition.
2. Sign the backdrop and write your dreams and/or goals for the new decade.
3. Immortalize the moment with their cell phone camera and email us their picture to be part of an online exhibition.