The Priority Boxes Project is a public art series that seeks to initiate聽dialogue on peace, challenge people to reconsider their ability to influence change and question the fragility, value and priority given to those concepts.
Each box, sent by mail to anyone who requests one, is both a canvas for a unique abstract painting and a platform for communication through art. A mixture of art and activism, the boxes are sent free to convey that something of such priority as peace should not have a price and that art can be both inclusive and accessible to all.
From his small studio in Weehawken, New Jersey, artist Franck de Las Mercedes聽has sent over 10,000 boxes around the globe, to countries in every continent.聽Since its beginning in 2006, the project has been funded by the artist as well as donations, and has evolved into a movement that has been embraced by popular culture, the mainstream media, schools and art educators across America.
For more info, visit the Official Facebook page @聽facebook.com/ThePriorityBoxesArtProject