Younity Presents: CROSSOVER NOV 16th 2007

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Younity Presents:
“Crossover”
Female Stylez, Ideaz, and Skillz


Friday November 16th 2007 – Dec 5th
6-9Pm

Music by Dj Elle and Dj Laylo spinning the best of Hip Hop, Classics, Reggea, Rock, and more…

Lady Pink(NYC), Martha Cooper(NYC), Swoon (NYC), Alice Mizrachi (NYC), Toofly (NYC), Queen Andrea (NYC), Faith 47 (South Africa), Shiro (Japan), Amanda Lopez (LA/SF), Mama (SF), M.I.S.S Crew (SF) Alexia Webster (South Africa) Alexandra Kiesel (Berlin), B.I.C (Netherlands) Cece Carpio (TYS) Diana McClure (NYC) Diana Schmertz (NYC) Flo Schapiro (NYC) GMO$ (NYC) Helene Ruiz (NYC), Jennifer Grant (NY/SF) Laylah Amatullah Barrayan (NYC) Lexi Bella (NYC) Lisa Case (NYC) Meredith McNeal (NYC), Muck (NYC), Niz (TX), Not Bad for a Girl (UK) Petra Moser (Linz) Paulina von Ahistrom (NYC) Vanilla Medallions (NYC)

Showroom Gallery
117 2nd Avenue 2nd fl. ( on 7 Street)
F Train to 2nd Ave, or 6 train to Astor Place
The art will be on view (by appointment) in the gallery until December 5, 2007.
www.theshowroomnyc.com

After Party: ( TBD)

Special thanks to:
The Showroom Gallery, Ricky Powell, Lush Life, Glaceau Vitamin Water, NUVO, Pure Habitat, Missbehave Magazine, Overspray Magazine, Younity Youth, and our Younity ladies Ali Gitlow, Queen Andrea, and Shana Loves PR!

YOUNITYSPACE
http://www.theyounity.com ( coming soon!)

PRESS RELEASE 11.5.07:
YOUNITY’s “Crossover: Fusion of Female Stylez, Ideaz and Skillz” Debuts~
Opening Reception for International Art Exhibit to be Held at The Showroom NYC

New York, NY (November 1, 2007)—Female art collective YOUNITY is excited to present its first commemorative show, Crossover: Fusion of Female Stylez, Ideaz and Skillz, on November 16, 2007 at The Showroom NYC from 6-9pm. The Crossover represents an international population of women who use unique art forms such as graffiti and mixed mediums to reflect upon others’ life experiences as well as their own. This highly anticipated event will feature an eclectic mixture of work by painters, photographers, designers and craftswomen from all walks of life.

Celebrated feature artists include :Lady Pink(NYC), Martha Cooper(NYC), Swoon (NYC), Alice Mizrachi (NYC), Toofly (NYC), Queen Andrea (NYC), Faith 47 (South Africa), Shiro ( Japan), Amanda Lopez (LA/SF), Mama (SF), M.I.S.S Crew (SF )Alexia Webster (South Africa) Alexandra Kiesel (Berlin), B.I.C (Netherlands) Cece Carpio(TYS) Diana McClure(NYC) Diana Schmertz (NYC) Flo Schapiro (NYC) GMO$ (NYC) Helene Ruiz (NYC), Jennifer Grant (NY/SF) Laylah Amatullah Barrayan (NYC) Lexi Bella (NYC) Lisa Case(NYC) Meredith McNeal (NYC), Muck (NYC), Niz (TX), Not Bad for a Girl (UK) Petra Moser (Linz) Paulina von Ahistrom (NYC) Vanilla Medallions(NYC). After the opening reception, all art will be on view (by appointment) in the gallery until December 5, 2007.

Founders AM and Toofly created YOUNITY as an international network collective of female visual artists, designers, photographers and craftswomen who support each other by collaborating on projects, building networks for resources, and creating community awareness with the help of mentoring young people. YOUNITY is an international social contagion that bridges all talents with collaborative art shows promoting women. YOUNITY’s youth team will also be part of the opening reception as they document the opening night and also assist in the installation/preparation of the exhibit. Crossover is an event that is sure to propel the female street art movement into the eyes and hearts of the masses.

About AM: Alice Mizrachi is better known in the art world as AM. Her work deals with the struggles of urban life and the order/chaos dynamic inherent in major cities. Growing up in New York in the 1980’s, AM was influenced by the hip-hop cultures. She studied Parsons in New York City and Rietveld Academy in The Netherlands. AM has showed at highly respected galleries including the Powerhouse Gallery in Brooklyn, Colette in Paris and Lab 101 in LA. She also creates commissioned work for newspapers and magazines, in addition to street murals. She has also cultivated her interests in functional art by designing skateboards, clothing and accessories.

About Toofly: Inspired by the calligraphy and illustration skills of talented graffiti writers of the 1990’s, Toofly aspired to pave the way for female street artists of the future. Today, she has painted alongside some of New York’s most acclaimed graffiti artists while being featured in respected publications and books about art. A School of Visual Arts alumnus, Toofly has lent her unique female characters to various print and public art projects. Most recently, she has created her own artist line of t-shirts, bags, and designer toys bearing her signature character. Toofly continues to paint, inspire, and empower women with her works.

About The Showroom NYC: Owned by the proprietor of Toy Tokyo and located at 117 2nd Avenue (at 7th Street) in Manhattan’s East Village, The Showroom NYC is a legendary gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of both established and fledgling artists. Most of the artists who exhibit at Showroom NYC are involved in or inspired by street art, urban culture and designer toys.

Nuvo
SPARKLING VODKA LIQUEUR: Nuvo. The Worlds First Sparkling Vodka Liqueur. L’esprit de Paris. Designed just for her. Nuvo. Ultra-premium vodka from France. Sparkling vodka and sparkling French wine infused with natural fruit nectar. 15% alc/vol (30 proof) 375 ML. London Group, LLC. A portion of the proceeds of each and every bottle of Nuvo sold will go to supporting women’s causes. Introducing NUVOFORHER.COM

Ricky Powell
Ricky Powell, a native New Yorker, graduated from Hunter College with a BS in physical education. His work has been published in The New York Times, the New York Post, the Daily News, The Village Voice, Time, Newsweek, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, Paper, Mass Appeal, Word Up!, Ego Trip, and Grand Royal, to name a few. Powell’s clients have included Cannon, MTV, NBC, the Apollo Theater, Capitol Records, and Weiden + Kennedy, among others. His work has been exhibited at the Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery, New York and Upper Playground, San Francisco and was featured in “500 of the Greatest Rock and Roll Photos,” presented by Kodak. Powell is the author of Frozade Moments (Eyejammie.com, 2005), Oh Snap!: The Rap Photography of Ricky Powell (St. Martin’s, 1998) and The Rickford Files: Classic New York Photographs (St. Martin’s, 1999). He lives and works in New York.

Lush Life
Lush Life was founded by Ryan Sikorski in 2002. Based in New York City, Lush Life is a streetwear company based on reality, not egos. “We all have vices in life and instead of putting them down, we big up them,” says Sikorski, “Whether it’s sexual, drug-related, gamblin’ or just plain old getting retarded, you only have one life to live so live it!!!!” Lush Life is available at Union, New York and Los Angeles; Rival, New York; Huff, San Francisco; Situationormal, Los Angeles; Concepts, Boston; Twenty04, Vancouver; Fat Beats, Amsterdam; Ships, Japan; and http://www.digitalgravel.com.

Pure Habitat
To bring awareness to the impact of humans on the environment, and bring attention to the basic law of Ecology; that everything is connected to everything else and that one cannot change just one thing in Nature.

We build relationships with our customers that extend beyond the typical client business relationship. We hope to achieve this by maintaining honest dialogue, continued responsiveness to feedback, and exchanging information about products and critical issues.

To respect, value, and serve not only our customers but also our coworkers, suppliers, and community; to be concerned about and contribute to their well being; and to operate with integrity so as to be deserving of their trust.

To be distinctive in products, services and policies which honor and sustain our natural world.

To take responsibility for concerns around the world, by allocating a portion of our time, talents, and resources to the environment, human needs, the arts, and education.

To be a profitable and successful company while acting in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion.

Missbehave Magazine
Missbehave Magazine is a whip-smart testament to urbane awesomeness published quarterly in Brooklyn New York. Metropolitan, multicultural, young, intelligent, and sexy ladies now have a journal that speaks to them specifically about all the many facets of of their lifestyle. We got hot kicks, bananas manicures, dope jewelry, downtown gossip, and the latest in lust-worthy fashion.

Overspray Magazine
Overspray is a quarterly magazine founded and run by street artists here to document and further art on the street as well as the people and culture surrounding it. Overspray can be found at http://www.overspraymag.com or your local book/magazine store, including Barnes & Noble stores across the U.S. Our blog is designed to provide readers with the latest street art updates, videos, photos and links. We’ll be posting event info and covering all those shows you wish you could’ve hit. It’ll also give you guys an inside look at what goes down in our office and on our shoots.

About glacéau
it all started when one thirsty man named darius wanted better water, but couldn’t find any worth drinking, so he decided to make his own. along came a guy from queens named mike (he’s like darius’ robin…but don’t tell him that) and because mike has a gift for the gab, it’s no wonder word got around, thus emerged glacéau, a fresh new approach to bottled water. today glacéau, the leader of the enhanced water category, is the maker of vitaminwater®, fruitwater®, smartwater® and vitaminenergy™. now with 750+ full and part-time employees, (that’s a big holiday party) glacéau is all about helping thirsty people like you hydrate responsibly with something truly good for your body. for more information visit http://www.glaceau.com.

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