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“PURPLE”- October 19, 2012 from 6-9pm at Causey Contemporary Gallery

Posted in Exhibitions, NYC Events, Younity Artists, Younity Events on September 6, 2012 by theyounity

Eleven Female Artists take over Causey Contemporary Gallery in an exhibition exploring the color Purple

August 2012, Brooklyn, NY — This autumn, eleven female contemporary artists will explore Purple  as a color, word and psychological context in a freestyle exhibition where medium, formal strategies and process intersect to create original content.
Purple will be on view at Causey Contemporary Gallery, 92 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from October 19 – November 18, 2012, with an opening reception from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, October 19th. This exhibition is produced by YOUNITY, an international collective of urban female visual artists, designers and craftswomen. The collective collaborates on creative projects, resource networks, mentoring of youth, community building, and the production of art exhibitions that promote women in the arts.
Curated by Diana McClure and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi, this exhibition features a group of internationally recognizable street, mural, urban and contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad including: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado.
From electric purple, Tyrian purple and Han purple, to purple prose, purple patches and human color psychology, the color purple has been tapped by the musician Prince, the author Alice Walker, the French art publication Purple Journal, and the ancient world, to convey a certain psychological vibration, spiritual energy or visual message.  In this exhibition, each artists’ interpretation of purple aims to unlock new readings on the visceral, intellectual, conceptual, spiritual and pleasurable aspects of the color purple.
For further information about Purple or the artists involved, contact the CauseyContemporary Gallery, 718 218 8939 or



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….

Younity GODDESShood Exhibition Video Sneak Peak

Posted in Community, Exhibitions, News, NYC Events, Uncategorized, Videos, Younity Artists, Younity Events on October 7, 2011 by theyounity

Catch a glimpse of the latest project!

On view through December 4th at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library.

Special thanks to our friends from Paris — Elise + Cristo — who produced the video.


Posted in Exhibitions, Younity Artists, Younity Events on September 23, 2011 by theyounity

SO it’s taken me a week to recover from all my recent shows, but I’m back and ready to rock the next few gigs. Below are some pics from the YOUNITY exhibition in Yonkers. If you didn’t get a chance to go to the opening it’s a stellar show that showcases female urban artists in a sophisticated installation. The neighborhood is beautiful and you can chill by the water and eat lunch at Hudson Cafe after visiting the gallery!

The curators- Diana McClure and Alice Mizrachi

Thanks to Cristobal Diaz for filming the event- video coming soon!

Thanks to Susan Kart for bringing her Sarah Lawrence students and working hard to bring YOUNITY programming to Yonkers!

Thanks to Stephen Force from Yonkers Public Library for supporting our mission and bringing Younity to Yonkers Public Library! Thanks to Yvette for handling PR- love u sweets!

Bringing peoples together with similar life goals feels good- George, Leiann and Jess came thru to support:)

Ok its time to leave- thanks to the crew who really made it happen!

Enjoying the sun after the opening outside on the library steps. RiverFest (block party) was going on during our event so we had to check it out…

Then we went to the Hudson Cafe to get some celebratory drink and food. So nice to eat by the water- it felt like we took a vacation.

Eva, Diana and Clive… lol fun times!

Beautiful sunsets- an excellent way to end a great event!

Thanks to Diana McClure, Marthalicia Matarrita, LMNOP, Swoon, Sofia Maldonado, Krista Franklin, Lady Alezia, Lichiban, Faith 47, Yvette Devito, Samia Grand Pierre, Susan Kart, Stephen Force, Susan Thaler, Marko Jokic, Cristobal Diaz and Elise Herszkowicz  for contributing to the production of this exhibition.

Look out for the rest of YOUNITY’s “GODDESShood” programming this fall including a panel discussion at Sarah Lawrence College and a mural in a local Yonkers high school.

Make sure to sign our guest book when you come see the show!

YOUNITY presents “GODDESShood, our land is our jewel” 9.10.11 Yonkers Riverfront Public Library

Posted in Exhibitions, Younity Artists, Younity Events, Younity Workshops on August 30, 2011 by theyounity

Female Urban Art Collective YOUNITY Presents Exhibition Exploring the Themes

Mother Earth, The Hood, and Sustainable Agriculture in conjunction with

The Yonkers Riverfront Public Library and Sarah Lawrence College

lmnop, Ayiti (detail), mixed media, 2011, approx. 5ft x 2ft

Queens, NY (August 15, 2011)— All female urban art collective, YOUNITY, presents GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel, an art exhibition that will feature 10 artists in conversation with the themes mother earth, the hood and sustainable farming. Opening on Saturday, September 10, from 2pm – 5pm at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library, during the annual Yonkers Riverfest event, the project utilizes urban art as a platform for visual discourse on sustainable agriculture, food systems, food justice, and mother earth, and closes on Sunday, December 4th, 2011. Additional programming in the City of Yonkers and at Sarah Lawrence College will take place throughout fall 2011, including youth workshops and a panel discussion.

All of the artists in the exhibition, Lichiban, Swoon, Sofia Maldonado, Krista Franklin, Marthalicia, Diana McClure, Faith 47, lmnop, Lady Alezia, and Alice Mizrachi, engage with the theme mother earth or nature, and related concepts, both directly and indirectly in their individual artistic practices. In the context of this exhibition the artists were asked to utilize the idea of the hood as a metaphor for not only local neighborhoods and urban culture, but also land, nature and the natural environment at large.  And, finally, the genesis and inspiration for the exhibition stems from the curators’ discovery of La Via Campesina (The International Peasant Movement) and an intense global movement for land and agricultural rights taking place below the radar.

Krista Franklin, Naomi in the Okra Patch, collage and inclusions in handmade paper 17 1/5″ x 11 1/2″

In the YOUNITY tradition, GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel will include painting, murals, photography, and stencils, as well as video and sculptural objects. The exhibition picks up where YOUNITY’s last exhibition FRESHER!, which addressed consumerism, environmentalism, health, and renewable energy, left off in the fall of 2009. Co-curator Diana McClure says, “With the GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel exhibition we wanted to use the YOUNITY platform as a tool for social change and disseminator of information by bringing visibility to a battle being fought by peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.  A battle that seems to get lost in mainstream media’s disregard for the economic politics of green living.” With the success of YOUNITY’s premiere exhibit in 2007, The C R O S S O V E R, the second annual Heart and Soul show and book publication in 2008, and FRESHER! in 2009, YOUNITY has become one of the most sought after all-female collectives to date. Co-curator and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi says, “After 3 years of annual exhibitions, wall productions, youth workshops, etc. The core YOUNITY production team decided to take a year off in 2010 to explore new ideas and individual creative pursuits.  During that time we’ve all developed and hope to use our growing cultural capital to continue to support female urban artists and address social issues as individuals and a collective.”

For more information on  public programming in conjunction with the GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel exhibition,  including youth workshops led by Co-Curator/Arts Educator Alice Mizrachi for Yonkers youth, and a panel discussion moderated by Co-Curator Diana McClure at Sarah Lawrence College, visit

About YOUNITY: artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY founded YOUNITY in New York City in 2007.  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 presents- MFTA MURAL PROJECT 1.27.11 from 6-9pm

Posted in Exhibitions, Walls, Younity Artists, Younity Events on January 5, 2011 by theyounity


Please join us for an opening reception at Materials for the Arts on January 27, 2011 from 6-9 to check out the MFTA Mural Project. Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Bisy, Cece Carpio, Cern, Clark, Crystal Clarity, Erotica, Free5, Marthalicia Matarrita, Noxer, Rimx & Zipos

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

Last Chance To View….

Posted in Exhibitions, Younity Artists on December 28, 2010 by theyounity

Dear friends and family,

It is a rare opportunity that 100% of my new and existing works are currently being showcased at various galleries throughout New York City. You are welcome to take the chance to view them in person, during the holiday season with friends and family. The exhibitions are beautiful, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

* On view until January 2nd, 2010
My Plastic Heart
210 Forsyth St, Lower East Side NYC
Mon-Thurs 12-7pm
 // Fri-Sat 12-8pm // Sun 12-5pm

* On view until January 7th, 2010
Mighty Tanaka Gallery
68 Jay street, Dumbo Brooklyn. Suite 416
Gallery Hours: 718.596.8781

* On view until January 9th, 2010
9 Clinton St. Lower East Side, NYC
Mon: 12pm – 9pm // Tues – Thurs: 12 pm – 11 pm
Fri – Sat: 12pm – 2am // Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

* On view until December 19, 2010
Harlem Pop
2037 Fifth Ave, NYC @125/126 Streets

* On view until December 28, 2010
Sacred Gallery
424 Broadway, NYC
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday 12-8pm