Archive | June, 2012

THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT in Harlem- 6.24.12 from 12-3pm

21 Jun

Bleach Batik | June 24, 2011 

12pm – 3pm
The Laundry Room
143 West 116th Street, Harlem

Led by Alice Mizrachi

Inspired by the process of Batik fabric dyeing, participants use bleach instead of wax to create their own neighborhood-inspired textiles. Use your imagination and bleach to make a design that reflects a part of your neighborhood, whether it’s a person or place, past or present.

LADIES FIRST- 6.30.12 in Harlem

21 Jun

James Top Productions
in Associations with The Azucarera NYC Gallery Presents:
Ladies First
“Ladies First” an all Female Graffiti Art Exhibition
Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York City, June 4, 2012

Who: James Top Productions in associations with The Azucarera NYC Gallery Presents: “Ladies First”
What: Female Graffiti Artists
Where: The Azucarera NYC Gallery, 414 West 145 Street, New York, NY
When: Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: To see current works from all female graffiti artists.

Uptown NYC gave birth to graffiti art in the early 1970’s. Barbara 62, Eva 62 and Stoney where female writers
who gave great contributions to the evolution in those early years.
On Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm a selected group of international all female graffiti artists
will present current works on canvas during the “Ladies First” exhibition. This will be the first all female graffiti art
presentation uptown ever according to curator, James Top. To see their creativity, genius and expression will leave
you in awe one canvas at a time.

“Ladies First” is the evolution of the female graffiti artists and the show to see.
There will be a VIP/Media/Sponsors Only Opening on Friday June 29, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
RSVP is required for attendance:
The General Public Opening will be on Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
RSVP is required for attendance:

Featured Artists: Scratch, Vik, Shiro, Grape 897, Diva, Erotica 67, Redy Roc Reds, DollFace, Pink Eye, Mythe,
Danielle Mastrion, AM, Erin Yoshi, Marthalicia Matarrita, QA, Elan and many others.
For Artist Bio’s and Profiles log on to:

Music By: DJ Soe TOP/X-MEN
Spoken Wordz By: “Be” The Poet

About the Venue: The Azucarera NYC Gallery is Sugar Hill’s most exclusive gallery, located at 414 West 145 Street
(btw St. Nicholas & Convent Avenues.) in the basement level.
The gallery will host “Ladies First” from June 30, 2012 to September 3, 2012
Nearest Subways: A, B, C, D or 1 trains to the 145th Street Station.
For more info and directions, please visit
For media and sponsorship inquires, please contact James TOP at or call 917.361.5483.


Welling Court Mural Project 2012

21 Jun

I always enjoy working with Alison and Garrison on The Welling Court Mural Project. I love the community, they are so cool and make all the artists feel welcome. It’s great to do art work in the boro I hail from and of course working with my friends is the best feeling ever! This year I had my friend Kuky from Spain who is a street artist so we collabo’d. The music was bumping, great vibes, good food and of course good peeps. What more can you ask for in a block party!!! Peep the flicks.



21 Jun

After The Stairwell Project, my friend Sienide suggested I get involved with a project at Rime in BK. Reebok just came out with a new line of kicks dedicated to Basquiat and they were looking for artists to display works inspired by Jean-Michel. So I participated along with a few other artists and the community voted on their favorites for a chance to win a pair of the collabo Reeboks and a gift certificate at Rime in Cobble Hill. I won third place and was happy to go shopping after. It was a nice community event to support the store and connect with fellow artists.

Sienide, Eric Orr and myself outside of RIME.

In loving memory of SAMO.

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS- The Stairwell Project

21 Jun

This year I was invited to participate in Bushwick’s Open Studio. TATU for Xmental University brought me on board to create a mural for The Stairwell Project in Ridgewood. It was a great turn out supported by community leaders, locals, artists and of course some of the youth from Xmental U. Peep some of the photos to see how we rocked out! A special thank you to Bridgette and Tatu for making this jam a great unforgettable experience.

IT’S all LOVE!!

Eric Orr, Sienide and Bridgette taking a break.

TATU introducing me to the community leaders.

Wow- I was high up there on that ladder, first time I did a stairwell production- thanks for all your help Sienide:)

Marthalicia Mattarita gets down as well- the ladies in da HOUSE!!!

My finished angel ascending to heaven.

Time to cut the ribbon for the STAIRWELL MURAL PROJECT:)

Summertime Madness- The Flock Photo recap

21 Jun

The way I can always tell summer is in full effect is when I am on accelerated grind mode. For us painters who do public work and art on the street summertime is when a lot of our outdoor work happens. Now that I’m out of my hibernation mode and in stank city heat here are some of the dope projects I’ve been working on…

The Flock by FOKUS took place June 3 in BROOKNAM. It was so much fun to host my bleach batiking workshop with FOKUS and reach out to the community to show innovative ways to create art. I was so busy at my table that I didn’t even get to kick it with my peoples who were also there working. Peep some of the photos below for my brief recap. To see more flicks of the whole jam in depth please check out the FOKUS website….

Thanks to Atiba, Giovanna, Allison and the whole FOKUS team for bringing this event to the community. Building community is a significant part of my aesthetic as an artist- thanks for providing the platform FOKUS!

Welling Court Mural Project

13 Jun

Please come through Saturday for this amazing mural project in Queens organized by Adhoc’s Alison & Garrison. I LOVE PAINTING at this event- the community there is awesome. This year a few more ladies will be featured for the event.


MEDIA ADVISORY – Friday, June 8, 2012 CONTACT: Garrison Buxton, Owner/Director – 917.602.2153 /


— An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community, and Culture —

WHEN: Opening Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from noon until 9pm. Afterwards: viewable 24/7/365, so enjoy!

WHAT: The community of Welling Court in Queens, New York first asked Ad Hoc Art to help them spruce up their neighborhood in 2009. Honored to do so, Ad Hoc Art rose to the occasion in May 2010 by organizing a project fitting for the diverse, enthusiastic, and energetic inhabitants. One year later, Ad Hoc assembled another spectacular crew of legendary and groundbreaking artists spanning more than 50 years of activity for the 2nd Annual Welling Court Mural Project. Now in its 3rd year, the project has received remarkable global acclaim and continues to garner support and momentum as more walls, artists, and public art enthusiasts compound those successes.

This third round is not to be missed as ever-more art and eyes visit this Queens gem. To celebrate, the community’s annual block party coincides with the project’s opening, featuring cuisine and music from the ethnically diverse and multi-talented hosts. Whereas this tiny neighborhood is providing some major hospitality, it cannot provide for the attendees en masse, so please think of this as a big social-picnic-potluck-art-fun-action and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contribution to share with your fellow revelers. If you would like to offer help or assistance to the artists, items always useful are: exterior bucket paint, paint rollers/brushes, spray paint, acrylic paint, exterior primer, etc. If none of those options suite your fancy and/or you would like to contribute some fiscal support, we will be taking donations at the event.

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to help out in another fashion, there are many ways to get involved, as The Welling Court Mural Project is an all-volunteerevent, from the project organizers to the people who help spread the word and take care of the attendees, to the artists creating the work, we need your help to make it as amazing as possible. For general volunteer questions, please contact us at

The project transforms several city blocks into a 24/7 street-level gallery, bringing art from around the world directly to the heart of this community and NYC. Renowned artists with deep roots in the street movement have created site- specific works for this project and your perusal. This fresh array of visual experiences provides new contexts for how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse cultural gem of Queens think about and interact with their environment.

Artists represented this year:

Alice Mizrachi, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Celso, Cern, Chris Cardinale, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, CR, CRASH, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Deborah Yoon, Don Leicht, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, Hell Bent, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, Logik One, Lmnop, Mare139, Mensen, Michael Alan, Mint & Serf, Mr. Kiji, Never, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Royce Bannon, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Spaze, Stormie Mills, Subtexture, The Wretched Rapture Crew, The Yok, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Zam, Zéh Palito, & more…

* In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and projects happening throughout the day with…

** Music to boot{y}!!! Super smooth DJ’s Sleptember and Kimyon with blend sublime block party beats to tickle your eardrums and keep you moving all day long. Bring food, water, dancing shoes and prepare for seeing some great art & shaking some body parts.

WHO: Ad Hoc Art + Artists + The Community of Welling Court + You WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE: * By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then: 1) walk 10-15 minutes down 30th Ave or; 2) take the Q18 west down 30th Ave to 12th St. * By Car/Other: Here is a link to the street map: