YOUNITY’S HEART & SOUL FRIDAY OCT 17TH! 8-10PM

OMG IT’S THIS FRIDAY!!!

We have been preparing for this exhibit for like an entire year people…I know crazy long! It takes mad work to put together a “TIGHT” exhibition on an independent level with like no loot, a day job, side gigs, personal life, etc, etc…It’s no easy task. It takes a lot of effort to organize something you care about. The collective has grown to 60 amazing women artists from various backgrounds representing their own individual stylez, ideaz, and skillz. Their work is DOPE!!! this year’s Heart & Soul is a labor of love. Something that flowed and manifested organically. We are extremely proud of this exhibition and hope you get a chance to experience it on opening day. October 17th! Mark your calendars. Don’t forget to cop your own Heart & Soul book which we are exited to have self published! That was a tough one but we did it!!! Shout out to our Younity Team. You guys have gone way and beyond to help spread the message we are so grateful;) love you guys!!!

Thanks to all who believe in YOUNITY and continue to support our community. Spread the love, spread the word…

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YOUNITY’s Heart & Soul Exhibition and Book Launch
October 17,2008
OPENING RECEPTION ( open to the public ) 8pm – 10pm
rsvp@theyounity.com

DJ Laylo & Dj Elle on the 1&2′ spinning the best of Hip Hop’s “GOLDEN” Years.

ALPHABETA
70 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Exhibit Dates: October 18, 2008 – November 17, 2008

After Party! 10-till
COCO 66 ( Right Next Door! )
66 Greenpoint Ave
(between Franklin St & West St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 389-7392 www.coco66.com

DJ’s TERRY URBAN and CHRISTIAN spinning the best of Hip Hop, house, Classics, Reggae, and more!
www.terryurban.net

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For Immediate Release

YOUNITY PRESENTS: HEART & SOUL, AN ART EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH
– Second Annual Exhibit Features 60 Avant-Garde Urban Contemporary Female Artists –

Queens, NY (September 2008)— We are excited to announce the second annual YOUNITY art exhibition entitled 
Heart & Soul opening on October 17th, 2008 at Alphabeta in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As a celebratory theme between 60 international women artists and what they identify as “heart and soul,” the exhibit promises an urban landscape installation piece that unifies and pushes the boundaries of graffiti, photography, urban contemporary art and fine art. In addition, YOUNITY will release Heart and Soul, a book featuring works from all 60 artists including: Lady Pink, Martha Cooper and Swoon. With so very few art books that explicitly showcase women’s urban contemporary art, Heart and Soul will debut as much needed authentic niche material for the ever-expanding art industry. Artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY, founders of YOUNITY, look to unify and empower established and young artists through expressive art.

The exhibition will showcase original artwork by current YOUNITY members as part of an indoor/outdoor site specific installation that pays homage to the urban landscape.  Members include world-renowned artists: MAD C (Germany), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Faith47 (South Africa), Krista Franklin (Chicago), and Diana McClure (NYC), to name a few. Only 60 out of 300 female urban artists were selected to participate in this special exhibit. Works will range from hand-styles and graphics to collage and abstract riffs—all expressing ideas on female identity, the urban habitat, life and love.

The exhibit will also launch the Heart and Soul book, comprised of 60 artworks formatted for a 5×8 inch postcard-style flipbook. It is the first publication in the YOUNITY collector’s book series that will showcase the work of current YOUNITY members. The Heart and Soul book will retail for $19.50 and will be sold at targeted, limited locations. Premiere copies will be available at the YOUNITY Heart & Soul event. Overall, only 120 books in this special series will be available.

YOUNITY is the first ever international women’s urban contemporary art collective that brings female artists into a global networking system as a means to create art exhibitions, installations, books and a much needed archive of women’s urban contemporary art. With the success of their premiere exhibit, The C R O S S O V E R, YOUNITY has become a sought after collective devoted to women with an inherent need to perfect their craft through self-expression and pass the torch on to younger female artists. Both the Heart and Soul book and exhibition artwork will be on view and for sale on-site at Alphabeta, as well as online at www.theyounity.com

YOUNITY is in need of continued support to foster its self-publishing endeavors and independent growth.
Any and all donations to the collective can be directed to: contribute@theyounity.com via PayPal.

About YOUNITY:
YOUNITY was founded in New York City in 2007 by artists Alice Mizrachi and Toofly.  After spending many years involved in the art world, it became evident that urban contemporary women artists did not have a properly organized forum through which to disseminate ideas and showcase work to their contemporaries and the public at large.  The confines of galleries were too rigid and staid and the ‘white cube’ did not lend much room for personal expression and individual style.  So, Alice and Toofly decided to: 1) create a place where females could tell their stories in more universal, down-to-earth voices; 2) build a stable community in which they could teach the next generation of women the process of curating exhibitions and successfully spreading artistic ideas; and, 3) allow members to explore their own flavor while retaining their identity within the context of a collective body. YOUNITY is also committed to the documentation and archiving of itself as a community of unique, autonomous participants through exhibitions, new media and publishing.

YOUNITY’s Heart & Soul Exhibition and Book Launch
October 17,2008
PRESS PREVIEW (Invite Only ) 7pm-8pm
OPENING RECEPTION ( open to the public ) 8pm – 10pm

rsvp@theyounity.com

ALPHABETA
70 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Exhibit Dates: October 18, 2008 – November 17, 2008

PRESS CONTACT:
Shana Louallen
shanalovespr@gmail.com
P: 646.359.8448

www.theyounity.com
www.myspace.com/younityspace
BLOG: www.theyounity.wordpress.com

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