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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.

“Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture”- YOUNITY x Sarah Lawrence Panel Discussion

Posted in Uncategorized on October 3, 2011 by theyounity

 In conjunction with the art exhibition GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel, on view at the Yonkers Public Library from September 10 – December 4, 2011, the Younity female urban art collective and Sarah Lawrence College present a roundtable discussion on art as a social change agent and its relationship to sustainable agriculture and development. Panelists will contribute and exchange knowledge on current trends in seed exchanges, permaculture, issues in small to medium scale farming, urban agriculture, and artist driven sustainable development projects.

Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture

 Saturday, November 12, 2011 3 p.m.

Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Sarah Lawrence College

Kimball Avenue, Yonkers 10708 (Bronxville P.O.)

Panelists:

Alice Mizrachi, Artist / Co-founder, Younity Arts, Queens, NY

Co-curator GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel

Cory Tixier, Founder, Pure Habitat, New York / Permaculturist, New Mexico

Elissa Blount Moorhead, Vice Director / Director of Design, Programming and Exhibitions, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, New York

Molly Meehan, CAES Community Outreach and Education Coordinator, Accokeek Foundation and Community Farm, Accokeek, Maryland

Founder, Centro Ashe, Washington DC / Costa Rica

 Moderator:

Diana McClure, Artist/Curator/Writer/Editor, Brooklyn, NY

Co-curator GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel

For directions and parking information please visit: http://www.slc.edu/directions

YOUNITY Panel Discussion(2)

WE’RE READY TO ROCK!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2011 by theyounity

((( Please join us tomorrow for this wonderful art & designer market )))

:::Gotta Love New York:::


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 April 8, 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 Laura O’Reilly, Director 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.”

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

2011 Events & Exhibitions
April 2nd. Pantheon Exhibition. 20 West 53rd Street, NYC
April 9th – Ladies Love Project Spring Pop-Up Shop- Gallery 151. 350 Bowery, NYC
June 4th – Female Graffiti Jam. Oakland, CA Location TBD


LADIES NIGHT >>> 12X12 – Dec. 10th 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2010 by theyounity

Two exhibits in one day! December is crazy. Stop by Ladies Night @ My Plastic Heart for some dope female artist paintings, and then grab that F train down the block and shoot up to Dumbo Brooklyn for the 12 X 12 exhibit at Mighty Tanaka.

Ladies Night, an exhibit featuring an amazing group of talented female artists. With influences ranging from fine art, illustration to animation and graffiti this show demonstrates a broad spectrum of expressive styles all from the female perspective. Please join us at the opening reception on Friday December 10th from 6-9PM. Several of the artists will be in attendance. Curated by John Wong.

LADIES NIGHT!
Friday December 10th 2010 6-9PM // Exhibition runs through January 2nd 2011
MY PLASTIC HEART NYC
210 Forsyth St. // Lower East Side New York // 646.290.6866
http://www.myplasticheartnyc.com

12X12

– Group Exhibition –
Mighty Tanaka Gallery
68 Jay Street, suite 416//Brooklyn NY ((( Dumbo )))
www.mightytanaka.com

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

TOOFLY ON LATINATION THIS WEEKEND!

Posted in Hip Hop Culture, News, Uncategorized, Videos, Younity Artists on November 12, 2010 by theyounity

Over 100 cities nationwide check your local TV listing for time and day.
NYC folks American Latino TV/LatiNation airs Saturday on Fox 5.
http://www.latination.tv/

ANATTITUDE Exhibition 5/27/10 – GERMANY

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2010 by theyounity

Anattitude Magazine proudly presents:

Women in Hip Hop Culture

26.05 – 03.07.2010
opening 26.5.2010 at 8pm

guest curator: Dirk Krecker

Jeannette Petri a.k.a. Jee-Nice is publishing Anattitude magazine since 2005. Anattitude is the first and only existing international Hip Hop magazine on print to present the female side of Hip Hop culture in it’s classic elements DJing, graffiti, rap and b-girling but also Hip Hop history, fashion, photography and film.

Anattitude: THE EXHIBITIONS shows photographs, films, interviews, music and drawings of Anattitude‘s international network.

Featured artists are: Janette Beckman (USA), Texas Malika Toussaint-Baptiste (USA), TooFly (USA), Lizairo (B), Rosy One (CH), Dope Pose (CH), FLady (NL), (No Balls, No Glory) A Polaroid Story (B) and many many more!

Double D and Jee-Nice will spin funky tunes at the opening.

WHERE:
Galerie station at Mousonturm Frankfurt, Waldschmidtstr. 4, Frankfurt (Germany)

OPENING HOURS:
friday and saturday 7 -10pm / sunday 3 – 7pm