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Thu, Jun 27




THE WHIRLWIND PROJECT & LOUIS GARNEAU cordially invite you to the opening reception of “RESILIENCE” a new art exhibit commemorating Marshall Walter ‘‘Major’’ Taylor, known as the “Worcester Whirlwind”

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Time & Location

Jun 27, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Worcester, 25 Sagamore Rd, Worcester, MA 01605, USA


About the event


I’m an Olympian, an internationally renowned businessman and a painter! 

I’m entering the final chapter of my life and have decided to become an artist of international stature.

I’ve been painting ever since I was young, and I’m a graduate of Université Laval in visual arts. 

I’m a contemporary artist who uses digital images, usually from my cell phone. 

My technique consists of printing series of images which I then color using mixed media. 

I draw on many influences from art history, particularly Impressionism, Expressionism and contemporary art. I have been led to develop this technique over time because of the hectic pace of my life.

I can’t imagine painting just one picture. I want to express myself through a series of paintings in order to discover the limits of my creativity. 

As in sport, each painting is altered by series, repetition, energy, and fatigue, creating strong and more fragile images. I often paint famous or unknown human beings, living or gone. 

I paint them in series to give them new lives, glory, or emotions. I dress them, I color them. I integrate them into exhilarating or sad environments. 

I paint human beings with their dreams and demons. I paint the emotion that surrounds human beings, whether they are Black, White or any other color. 

I paint as a tribute to my human brothers and sisters. Colorization, gesture, and movement become life scenarios in my art.

I’m currently back at university, studying art history to continue enriching my work.

What a pleasure it is to rub shoulders with inspiring and inspired young creators!

I’ve decided to paint Major Taylor, a Black cyclist who won the World Professional Track Sprint Championship in Montreal in 1899.

I have decided to create 100 paintings to honor Major Taylor, the first Black cyclist to be crowned world champion. 

These 100 paintings will be sold for $10,000 each, raising $1 million in support of The Whirlwind, the documentary film about Major Taylor’s life.

I won’t be receiving any income from the sale of these paintings. Life has been generous with me and this is my way of paying tribute to him.

I’ve also decided to set up a foundation called LG ART FACTORY to help athletes and artists through the sale of my productions.

Everything I do, I do with passion, and I never know how the adventure will end... That’s where the fun lies!


Watch ''Resilience'' Video HERE 

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