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Art Trek




Art/Trek NYC, premiering in January, branches out to the five boroughs in a quest to showcase new and emerging artists in the latest series premiering on NYC life (Channel 25). Traveling in the show’s signature mobile art gallery – a converted recreational vehicle, nicknamed the ArtV – host CJ Follini joins a different borough-specific guest host in each episode to meet a rising artist who’s on the verge of breaking into New York City’s competitive art scene. Each artist puts together an impromptu art show in the ArtV and invites residents from their neighborhood to view the work and share their opinions on camera about the art. One of the five artists will be selected to have their first ever solo gallery show, which will be featured in a future episode, courtesy of sponsor welcometocompany.com. Each episode also includes music from performers discovered through the MTA Arts for Transit “Music under New York” program.




About CJ Follini

 CJ Follini, a born and raised New Yorker, has been a serial entrepreneur since earning a degree in Econometrics from the London School of Economics in the late eighties. He founded every company has been involved in and a few of his past accomplishments came as a Director of The Shooting Gallery and as Founder and CEO of Gun For Hire Digital Media Studios, the largest independent film studio and digital media centers in the United States respectively.

CJ served as the President of the Digital Media Studios from 1996 - 2001. These studios provided a comprehensive range of production, editorial, post-production services as well as being one of the very first digital media and web startup incubators in New York ‘s history as a technology hub. In 1998, Gun For Hire won the Crain’s Small Business Award for his efforts.
CJ has produced numerous films ( see IMDB – CJ Follini) which won awards including:
  • The 2001 Universal Studios/Hypnotic Film Award for "Bullet In The Brain." This film also won Best Dramatic Short Film at 9 film festivals
  • The International Documentary Association's 2008 Pare Lorentz award for Best Documentary for Burning the Future: Coal in America honoring the best documentary film of year that deals with socially relevant issues
CJ is currently the Co-Chairperson of The Board of Directors of the renowned HERE Arts Center in SoHo, NYC.

About Welcometocompany.com

 COMPANY is a curated secondary art market and community, for collectors, by collectors™. They provide a venue for collectors of Emerging Art to discover the next great artist and the tools to acquire and sell your art. COMPANY members have exclusive access to an annual calendar of complimentary members-only parties, meet-the-artist events, and informal educational offerings, all to foster the growth of an exciting, vibrant and sophisticated community of like-minded Emerging Art lovers. COMPANY is the most secure and convenient online community to discover artists before they are famous.


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