Digital Media Artist Laurence Gartel is heading to Maine to produce another outrageous art car — this time at Morong Falmouth. Gartel, known as the “father of digital art” for over 35 years, taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer in 1985 and was the featured artist of last year’s 113th New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. When asked, “How did you ever come up with the art car concept?” Gartel replied, “Tesla Electric Car Company commissioned me to produce my first art car. The car got so much attention on the streets of Miami that it went viral on the internet to over 25,000 websites. A new industry was born.” Gartel met Morong Falmouth owner Bill Sowles on the Fireball Run Adventure Rally, raising awareness for missing children in 2012. The art car installation will take place at Morong Falmouth, located at 187 Rt. 1, Falmouth from August 7-10. The public is invited to watch Gartel’s installation with an unveiling party set for Sunday, August 10, from 1-6 p.m. For more information, contact Crystal Lemon at 347-261-1136, email [email protected] or visit Gartel’s website at

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