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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



AM & Chevy Sonic Urban Art Project

Posted in NYC Events, Street Art, Younity Artists on December 10, 2011 by theyounity

A few weeks ago I worked on this amazing #urbanart project for @Chevylife painting a brand new Chevy #Sonic. I was teamed up with  Zoo York Pro Skaters Rodney Torres and Eli Reed for a collaborative project showcasing art and skate culture. With inspiration from Rodney and Eli, I created a cityscape wrapped around the car with Flushing Meadows Unisphere in Queens on the hood. The project was so much fun gave me the opportunity to rock out on a new surface. The crew I worked with were real cool and I got to vibe out and enjoy the process.

Check out the flicks and footage below.

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks to Christian Driggs and the whole Big Fuel team for doing such a great job!!!!

Flushing Meadows Corona Park- Shooting Rodney & Eli talk about Maloof Skate Park.

Eli Reed talking about his experiences as a skater.

Rodney Torres sharing his passion for skating and what building Maloof Park was like for him.

Ready to get down on the car! Got all the inspiration from the prior day at Maloof Park and my research. These cans definitely got me siked when I walked into the studio ready to paint- they were color organized:)

Eli Reed and Rodney Torres after revealing the car to them.

A detail of one of the messages hidden in the cityscape.

For my concept I decided to go with the idea of Rodney and Eli’s experiences with Maloof Park. I wanted to incorporate life living in the city but still showing the borough both me and Rodney come from- Queens. Since we were in the park when it was raining I wanted to include the elements we deal with in NYC.  I was super inspired by the fall colors in the rain. I added that to the design of the car by including warm fall colors. One side of the car had a sun suggesting daytime while the other side showed a moon suggesting night. I also added seasonal shifts into the design- the hood shows a warmer summer/ spring season, the sides show the fall and the gradient with white to the rear of the car suggests a cooler climate- Winter. Surrounded by all these elements we still manage to do what we love, in my case make art and in their case skateboard. The elements challenge us to become better and more passionate about what we do.

It feels so good to be inspired by the smallest things in life- friends, seasons, life experiences; and to be able to share these things in my art with the world is a real dream come true!

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 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
Gallery 151. 350 Bowery, New York, NY 10003



Press Contact:
Shana Louallen
P: 646.359.8448

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 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 ( PattyDukes & Rephstar ( and A.Mari of ( 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.

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.”


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


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

in case you missed it…

Welcome to our world…

Organizers: Allison Maritza, Toofly and PattyDukes

A collaboration between artists Toofly ( PattyDukes ( 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 😉

Saturday December 4,2010.
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