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MFTA MURAL PROJECT-1.27.11 from 6-9

5 Jan

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Please join us for an opening reception at Materials for the Arts on January 27, 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

Materials for the Arts Mural Project 2010

20 Oct

If you don’t know about Materials for the Arts– you need to look them up. Before I left to Paris, Materials for the Arts in LIC asked me to organize artists for a mural project in their space. Zipos recommended me to Joel and Harriet – the directors of MFTA. The artists who I reached out to did a great job and now the halls of MFTA look AMAZING. The artists included are: Zipos, Noxer, Rimx, Marthalicia, Erotica, Free5, Clark, Cern, Cece Carpio, Bisy, Crystal Clarity and yours truly. Thanks guys- u all did a great job! And thanks to MFTA for supporting artists! Peep the pics below.

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BISY

CECE CARPIO

CERN

CLARK

CRYSTAL CLARITY

EROTICA

FREE5

MARTHALICIA

NOXER

RIMX

ZIPOS

FOKUS presentsTHE STOOP 2010

17 Aug

FOKUS invited some me to THE STOOP this year to paint while a bunch of artists performed. Circa 95 was there, Free5, James Wright, DJ Synapse, Si*Se and a few others. It was so chill and fun- had a great vibe! Peep the flicks-

Me n Allison from FOKUS taking a quick pic because Allison is ALWAYS on the move making sure everything is perfect! Thanks for all your hard work girl- u the best!Patty Dukes and Rephstar having a blast on stage- they killed it!

Aaron Spazecraft representing and spreading his love and positivity as ALWAYS!

Reina came thru to show her support- I love this little girl!!!

Atiba checking out the performances after working so hard all day- Thanks for all ur hard work!

DJ SYNAPSE, PATTY DUKES & REPHSTAR doing their thing:)

It was a pleasure meeting John Wright whose painting style I was really feeling.

Free5 doing his thing- he built these amazing wood pieces for us to paint. So handy- just like Bob the builder. lol. THANKS FREDDIE!

Loving the fly chicas coming through posing in front of my piece:)

FINISHED piece- loved creating this!

Thanks to Atiba & Allison from FOKUS for organizing a DOPE event and giving artists opportunities to really do their thing. Thanks to Russ for really helping me & Free5 with the installation of wood panels. AND THANKS to FREE5 for creating such amazing sturdy professional looking surfaces to work on!!!

THE STOOP-FT. GREENE PARK. 8/14/10

10 Aug

Come thru and check this out y’all.

The Young Womens Leadership School Workshop

20 Jul

"THE SECRET GARDEN"- this place is AMAZING. Thanks Joseph for taking care of us!

This was our second year teaming up with BIG CITY WALLS, THE YOUNG WOMENS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL and THE SECRET GARDEN to do a workshop with the youth. Last year YOUNITY painted a mural at THE SECRET GARDEN and has since used the mural as a way to educate youth, promote the garden and the community. I introduced the girls to the mural and our theme”FRESHER”. They were asked to create their own sketch related to the same environmentally conscious theme. Each table then reviewed the sketches and melded the ideas into one final sketch that they transferred onto a large canvas. The canvases will be hung in the school’s cafeteria. We had a tour of the garden when they arrived by Kendall who spoke to the girls about sustainable living. This year the garden also implemented a composting station that is AMAZING. They have grown so much in resources since last year! It’s great to see these community gardens really making a difference in todays world and also willing to reach out and educate the youth.WE NEED MORE SPACES LIKE THIS!

THANKS to Tara, Caitlyn and all the staff counselors who make this workshop such a success. THANKS to Ms. Hansley who owns the garden,  Joseph and Kendall from The Secret Garden- your work is cherished! AND last but not least THANKS to Emilia Wiles from Big City Walls who organizes these workshops with the great intention of consciously educating our youth! Without these workshops these kids would not be exposed to our arts culture and green spaces in NYC.

HAD A BLAST- looking forward to it next year!!!!

Kendall talks to the girls about the composting station.

YOUNITY FRESHER worksheet describing the project.

Planning their skethces and ideas.

WORKING...

sketches were amazing!

GREEN THEME- in progess

Tara and Emilia taking a break from the heat...

finishing up sketches- DAY 1

final sketches complete- looking good:)

love this sketch!

DAY 1 of workshop complete.

DAY 2- tranfer sketch to canvas

TABLE 1- Michelle, Brooke, Samantha, Nicolle

TABLE 2- Alaina, Jamie, Ariella, Noran

TABLE 3- Margot, Geraldine, Manisha, Isra, Anabel, Jenny

TABLE 4- Perl, Michelle, Imani, Jocelin

TABLE 5- Melissa, Sthefany, Alina, Anel, Sonia

TABLE 6- Rita, Nancy, Tamara, Amira, Arwa, Charlotte

TABLE 7- Nora, Ariann, Ashely, Xatziri

Had a great time with the girls from THE YOUNG WOMENS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL- they were AWESOME!!!

BK HIP HOP FEST PHOTOS 7.10.07

11 Jul

Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest was super fun yesterday. YOUNITY repped at the Family Day part of the event. Me n Lichiban both rocked out our pieces and enjoyed the days activities and shows:)

Thanks to Alison from F.O.K.U.S who hooked this opportunity up. This is YOUNITY’s second year working with F.O.K.U.S on the BHHF. We appreciate all your hard work girl- thanks for inviting us! Oh and of course it was a great pleasure finally meeting Atiba from F.O.K.U.S and having him provide us with smiles and materials we needed. I love the color paint you gave me. Thanks guys!!!

BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2010

Starting to develop my drippy pink/ purple background

Lichiban sketching her piece in…

Rephstar & PattyDukes from Circa95 hosted Family Day yesterday- theres Rephstar on stage dancing away with the kiddies:) so super cute!

Free 5 was asked to paint repping Brooklyn Bodega- Free5 Freddie is ALWAYS prepared… Thanks Freddie for hooking us up with paint trays n rollers, also for helping Alison with the pieces.

Kids inspired to draw… always giving love to our future!

Reina came through and did a drawing with Aaron Spaze Crafte🙂 Always love seeing sweet Reina!

More kids:) They really love the art we do and have tons of questions. Its important we provide meaningful answers to shape their understanding of the arts.

WhiteTrain.com peeps came thru to show support- great meeting you guys. Thanks for the inspirational talk! Lets build!

me n Lichiban almost done.

It rained briefly during the event and after it stopped the pink latex paint we had in the tray had white dots from the rain. I though it was a dope pattern and quite beautiful. Went along with all the many patterns and stencils I use in my work.

Aaron Spaze Crafte repping a Sohnup table- always working with the kids and giving back. I love that!

DJ Tahleim came thru to show support and hang for a bit.

FREE5 piece finished- DOPE

Tamir from Lyrics To Go also came by to show LOVE:)

Me n Patty bringing girl LOVE to the “all boys club” in the VIP area of the performance. LOL

Mikey1Soul and Aaron enjoying the show.

Me n Lichiban taking a picture break.

Finished piece:)- Had a lot of fun painting this.

AHHHHH the Brooklyn Bridge view all day while painting.

BK HIP HOP FEST- JULY 10, 2010

9 Jul

Hey all,

Join us tomorrow! Me n Lichiban will be painting tomorrow at BK Hip Hop Fest- would love to see you there:)

The Tobacco Warehouse is located on New Dock Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn – literally underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Attached is a map of this area.

Welling Court Community Mural Project

23 May

This Mural project organized by the amazing Alison & Garrison from ADHOC was such a great community vibe! It was a huge inspiration to paint around such dope artists and be around folks who really appreciate what we do. Thanks Alison & Garrison for hooking it up!

Day 1 of painting- the community came out and offered us fresh watermelon juice and fruits ALL DAY! Heres the amazing family that kept providing us with treats:) Thanks guys!

Day 2 of painting- WALL COMPLETE. loving the colors!

LOVE LOVE LOVE cern’s piece- looks like an old friend of mine…

Sophia Maldonado’s piece:)

TOOFLY and the fam- Monica & Pam chilling in the community garden by the wall. This place is awesome. More communities should get down and turn wasted spaces into gardens- SUSTAINABLE LIVING.

The crew chilling in the sun. Those chairs were a great idea!

Got to hang with the kids in the community- they were pleased and inspired with the new art.

this lil girl was so super cute!

TOOFLY and her amazing warrior- DOPE!

FINISHED PIECE:)
Thanks again to Alison & Garrison for giving us this dope opportunity and experience, thanks to the community for all your love and support and thanks to all our peeps who came through to chill and be part of this great event:) I feel truly blessed!

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT-5.22.10

19 May

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WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT – An NYC street art block party!
Saturday May 22, 2010 ((( 4-10PM )))
11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102
N or W train to 30th Ave & walk 10 blocks towards the East River or take the Q18 bus down 30th Ave to 12th St.

PRESS RELEASE BELOW >>>>

1} Welling Court Mural Project:

Opening is Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10pm.

* The community is hosting an authentic NYC street party for the event.  If you plan on joining the celebration,  feel free to bring your favorite food, beverage, or street party fixins to share.

There’s never too much of a good thing…

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Ellis G, Free5, Gaia, Garrison & Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi/Rough, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The address is 11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102

* Directions: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave & walk 10 blocks towards the East River or take the Q18 bus down 30th Ave to 12th St.

* CLICK HERE for more subway directions from Bushwick.  Modify them to your liking.

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place.  Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens wanted to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art, an arts organization known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc’s vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists driven by their passion for expression and dreams for a better world.  The project’s roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers.  While a strong New York City contingency represents the city’s legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden.  The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City.  The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Likewise, the artists come from diverse origins with Latin American, African American, Caucasian, and Eastern artists represented, as well as natives from Australia, Nicaraugua, Poland, Puerto Rico, the UK, & Venezuela.

YOUNITY 2nd annual ARTS MARKIT 2010

17 May

JUNKPRINTS reppin’ again this year:) I remember we first met Chanel at Artist in Fleas the first time we did MOMZ rock market. Ever since we saw her goods we loved ’em. Keep doing your thing girl cause its amazing!!!

I love INKS design!!! Pam saved the day with wrapping the rocks in bags and making them look like stickers- SO resourceful!!! Thanks for your help:)

Our new YOUNITY YOUTH Brittany holding down the YOUNITY table- Thanks Britt!

Arianne Zager had some dope paintings that I fell in love with- Nice to meet you girl, thanks for participating in the MARKIT this year:)


Randy (FRESTHETIC), URNEWYORK and KOOKIE KIMMIE treats- thanks for the earrings girl I love ’em!

FRESTHETIC always supporting and creating dope new art!!! Got a pair of  earrings that I love- thanks girl!  Thanks for the posters Omar:) LOVE U GUYS!!!

Aaron with the awesome paintings- we need to do a trade!

RANDY folding the shirts the “RIGHT WAY”- FRESTHETIC

DJ SKI- HI and my sista DJ LAYLO on the 1’s and 2’s..THANK U GUYS!

Kelly Denato joins us this year with her plush handmade pillows, art and amazing totes. Definitely need one of those pillows!

Yvette and Toofly getting the vinyl warmed up for the breakers:)

Ladies love Masahiro’s feather designs!

TF n Tina- thanks for all your help Tina. U always down- THANK YOU!!!! I love your sketchbooks:)

Shana doing Tarot Card Readings- I still need to do mine…

Avery holding up a print she now owns- Thanks Stephanie!!

Mikey and kids playing- love the kids running around, great vibe!

Toofly and Father Tom kickin it.. Thanks for all the support Fr. Tom!

DJ LAYLO ALWAYS DOPE:)

EROTICA painting the kids- thanks for the star on my cheek mama!

Martha came through to support, take flicks and show us her new book NAME TAGGING. Gotta cop that!

Rokafella came thru with Full Circle and 5 Crew Dynasty- everyone loved them, so great to watch them get down:)

Yvey N Kel- love is in the air.

Diana n me enjoying the sun!

Rokafella & Martha Cooper supporting- Thanks:)

Patty Dukes and Rephstar came thru to support- Thanks for all the love on CIRCA 95

Thanks to YVEY AND TOOFLY for organizing this years MARKIT. It was awesome!!! Thanks to everyone who came thru to support YOUNITY and the artists and of course thanks to FR. TOM and Our Lady of Sorrows for supporting artist in our NY community:)