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Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture panel re-cap

Posted in Collaborations, Community, Exhibitions, Younity Events, Younity Workshops on November 21, 2011 by theyounity

We want to thank Molly Meehan (The Accokeek Foundation/Maryland & Centro Ashe/Costa Rica) and Elissa Blount-Moorhead (Weeksville Society/Brooklyn) for their passionate & inspiring participation on our Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture panel at Sara Lawrence College last week! We’re looking forward to more work together….

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LADIES LOVE PROJECT SPRING POP UP SHOP 4.9.11

Posted in Collaborations, Community, Good Times, Hip Hop Culture, NYC Events on March 23, 2011 by theyounity

Ladies Love Project Spring Pop up Shop!
April 4, 2011//12pm-8pm
(( FREE, EVERYONE IS WELCOME ))
Gallery 151. 350 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

PRESS RELEASE BELOW…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
Shana Louallen
E: ShanaLovesPR@gmail.com
P: 646.359.8448

LADIES LOVE PROJECT PRESENTS: SPRING POP-UP SHOP!
Shopping Event Showcases Brazen Art, Avant-Garde Fashion & Hand-Crafted Designs at Gallery 151!

NEW YORK, NY March 10, 2011 — On Saturday, April 9, 2011, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its second POP-UP SHOP at Gallery 151 from 12pm – 8pm. The PROJECT, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY and sound sensation PattyDukes of the Circa95 duo, highlights some of NYC’s most creative underground artists and designers. The one-day-only event boasts an intimate, yet brilliantly colorful shopping experience – designed to familiarize consumers, media and tastemakers with artists currently celebrating prominence.

Featured participants Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, The Peralta Project, Cookies -N- Cream (and a host of others), will be exhibiting one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted pieces just in time for spring! Indie music across all genres will be handled by RephStar (also of Circa95), Miz Metro, Sweetcheeba, and RockSmithTokyo’s Mary $. A live broadcast of the event will be streamed at www.Circa95.com. Complimentary treats will be served by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes, while BFresh Photography & Media will be on deck with event photography.

Gallery 151, a celebrated art space located at 351 Bowery Street, plays host to the eclectic mix of both burgeoning and established talent. Art pieces on canvas, tote bags, jewelry, t-shirts, graffiti, live music—you name it— the LADIES LOVE PROJECT SPRING POP-UP SHOP doesn’t get any more New York than this! A handy fact sheet is included below to showcase a list of participants and their websites.

“Having the LADIES LOVE PROJECT POP-UP SHOP in our space is a perfect fit,” says Miz Metro, Manager of Gallery 151. “All of the vendors have styles that honor old New York, yet each demonstrates a unique progression with great, must-have niche items.”

About A Ladies Love Project:

The Ladies Love Project is a collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.com/) PattyDukes & Rephstar (www.circa95.com) and A.Mari of (www.onefokus.org). Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and entreprenuership. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to the community, reaching young women who are inspired by them.

About TOOFLY:
Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an NYC artist, community builder, and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females excelling beyond her peers in the male-dominated graffiti scene. In 2007 she co-founded the international female arts collective, YOUNITY. TOOFLY now runs her successful independent design company, STAY TRU, as she consults, designs, and develops a variety of projects and workshops. Her work has exhibited at many venues such as the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found on public walls internationally. TOOFLY is featured across media outlets like Graffiti Women, Juxtapoz, Latination TV and Latina Magazine.

About Patty Dukes & Rephstar (Circa95):
Patty Dukes and Rephstar are Co-Founders of Circa ’95,a Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog, hosts an original web series and features ground-breaking international urban artists. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, PattyDukes & Rephstar perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, Nina Sky and Mala Rodriguez. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. They are currently hard at work on their untitled debut EP.

About A.Mari:
Allison Maritza is Co-President of F.O.K.U.S. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life; art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”

SNOW DATE- MFTA MURAL PROJECT 2.3.11 from 6-9pm

Posted in Collaborations, NYC Events, Younity Artists on February 2, 2011 by theyounity

Hey all,

Due to last weeks snow storm the MFTA mural project unveiling was postponed to this week. Please come thru and check it out!!!

Please join us for an opening reception at:

Materials for the Arts on February 3, 2011 from 6-9 to check out the Mural Project.

Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Bisy, Cece Carpio, Cern, Clark, Crystal Clarity, Erotica, Free5, Marthalicia Matarrita, Noxer, Rimx

Materials for the Arts/ 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

LADIES LOVE PROJECT™

Posted in Collaborations, Community, Exhibitions, Good Times, Hip Hop Culture, NYC Events, Younity Artists, Younity Events on December 21, 2010 by theyounity

LADIES LOVE PROJECT™
in case you missed it…

Welcome to our world…

Organizers: Allison Maritza, Toofly and PattyDukes

A collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.com/) PattyDukes (www.circa95.com) and Allison Maritza ( F.O.K.U.S ) Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and of starting your own independent business. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to their community especially young women who look up and identify with them.

Help us spread the love, thank you!:)
Photos by Toofly & BFresh Photography & Media

SPACE ON WHITE ::: Dec. 4th 2010

Posted in Collaborations, Community, Good Times, Hip Hop Culture, NYC Events, Younity Events on November 30, 2010 by theyounity

The first of many events in December is taking place at a beauuuuuuuutiful artist space in Tribeca called SPACE ON WHITE. This time around TOOFLY & JUNKPRINTS are teaming up for SHOP CREATIVE to re-create the 2nd floor space into an oasis of fly goodies! For one day only our duo steelo will set up shop, art,  fashion accessories, vintage goods, jewelry, t-shirts and much more. We have plenty of seating space for our guests. Stop by to chillax and enjoy a 3 floor vendor market, music, and treats. Don’t miss it! December madness kicks off here 😉

TOOFLY X JUNKPRINTS TEAM UP FOR SHOP CREATIVE!
Saturday December 4,2010.
3:30PM-8:30PM
Space on White
81 White Street//Tribeca NYC (Btw. Broadway & Lafayette) Trains to Canal St.

Space on White is a socially conscious space for artists located in Tribeca, New York City. Artists or organizations can rent out studios that cater to acting, music, and dance rehearsal. Our great energy and environment encourages collaboration and growth for artists and their audiences. The open, spacious designs of the spaces act as blank canvases that are committed to the artist first and foremost. Artists we discovered early that we had an innate desire to create and share. And we communicated our most sensitive feelings and ideas through our art and sought to inspire others by it. Along the way we found that in order to make money off the art we loved to create we had to submit it to the dishearteningly arbitrary scrutiny of directors, agents, and curators. It was from this place in our hearts that we created Space on White – that place where your creativity and talent is nurtured and protected. – Chasten Harmon – Artist/Founder/Executive Director

LADIES LOVE PROJECT ::: HOLIDAY POP-UP-SHOP! Dec 11th @The Panda NYC Lower East Side

Posted in Collaborations, Community, Good Times, Hip Hop Culture, NYC Events, Uncategorized, Younity Artists, Younity Events on November 18, 2010 by theyounity

Artists, TOOFLY & PATTYDUKES

– Present –

LADIES LOVE PROJECT ::: HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP!

Bringing Together Creative Styles in Art, Fashion & Music through a uniquely designed Pop-Up Shop!

NEW YORK, NY November 18, 2010 — On Saturday, December 11th, LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its first HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP [HPOP] at The Panda NYC from 3 – 9pm – featuring some of NYC’s most creative female urban artists and designers.  Join us for this one day only boutique market shopping experience – designed to both encourage female artisan unity as well as provide an inspiring environment for young female entrepreneurs. HPOP is proud to host artistas Toofly, Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, and Amanda Diva, among other familiar faces, as they will be exhibiting their one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted flavors just for YOU! Art aficionados, funky fresh collectors and friends and family members of all ages are welcome to pop-in and shop for holiday gifts + more as these women represent their beautifully unique  talents – from canvases to handbags, their roots – all 5 NYC boroughs, and their passion – art.

At HPOP, Saturday, December 11th from 3 – 9pm at The Panda NYC – located at 139 Chrystie Street in Manhattan – guests will be able to enjoy a live art performance by Marthalicia, complimentary treats by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes, Photo op’s by Bfresh Photography, and an online live broadcast hosted by PattyDukes and Rephstar from Circa ‘95. At 10pm, LADIES LOVE PROJECT will keep the energy going with its HOLIDAY JAM – featuring DJ Chela spinning the best of Hip Hop, Classsics, House, Funk, Global Rhytyms and more.

Make your Saturday, December 11th LADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLI-DAY – a day for celebrating + supporting artists, women, family and friends!

About A Ladies Love Project:

A collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.com/) and PattyDukes (www.circa95.com) Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and of starting your own independent business. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to their community especially young women who look up and identify with them.

About Toofly:

Maria Castillo, Toofly’s birth name is an NYC artist, community builder and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females in a male graffiti dominated scene who rocked walls with the best but also empowered other women to follow suit. In 2007 she co-founded a 100+ international female arts collective she entitled YOUNITY. Toofly now runs an independent design company called STAY TRU where she consults, designs, and organizes community events and youth workshops. Toofly’s constant and active role in her community allows her to stay true to her roots, as she continues to draw raw feelings from the ever-changing art world around her.

About Patty Dukes:

Patty Dukes is Co-Founder of Circa ‘95. A Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog and host an original web series that features innovative urban artists from around the world. Celebrating the best of 90’s Hip-Hop and beyond. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, the duo PattyDukes & Rephstar are inspired by groups like The Beatnuts, Method Man & Redman and radio shows like the Bobbito and Stretch Armstrong Show. They perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, NinaSky and Mala Rodriguez to name a few. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. They are currently hard at work on their debut album. Puerto Rican & Dominican by way of The Bronx and Washington Heights they are poised to make their mark on the world.

About A.Mari:

Allison Maritza is Co-President of F.O.K.U.S. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” As a Colombian in Brooklyn, I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life.. art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”

Press Contact:
Allison Maritza
A.Mari
allison.m@onefokus.org

Save The Dates!!!

Posted in Collaborations, Community, Exhibitions, Hip Hop Culture, NYC Events, Street Art, Younity Artists, Younity Events on November 17, 2010 by theyounity

Feeling great, and ready to rock some dope art exhibitions and holiday markets coming up in December. Save the dates!!! event info and details coming soon…

DEC 4th – Shop Creative -Soho

DEC 5th – Harlem Pop -Harlem

DEC 10th – Ladies Night – Lower East Side

DEC 10th – 12X12 – Dumbo

DEC 11th – Holiday Pop Up Shop – Lower East Side

DEC 17th – Invisible Instructions – Lower East Side