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YOUNITY ARTS RETREAT 2010

17 May

Last weekend we went on a YOUNITY retreat to the Catskills- definitely needed this trip. Was great to get away with my peeps and be in nature. Can’t wait to do it again!!!

Such beautiful trees everywhere- I LOVE TREES!

Ahhhhh nature…

TOOFLY and DIANA chilling by the firepit having our deep morning conversations- What song is this, lol ????

Hiking to some lake that we followed after hearing the water:) Was so dope!

TOOFLY and DIANA chillin on log enjoying the sun:)

Classic self portrait shot.

Ducks…

More TALL trees.

Our artist loft space where we had a dance session.

TF crosses the rocky lake. Love that we made our own trail!

So beautiFULLLLLLLL

Diana and Toofly

Strike a pose!

Yoga poses making my blood flow.

Goddess D:)

NATURE IS LUSH- and yes we came to the conclusion that all answers can be found in the balance of nature.

THANKS for hooking this trip up D- was so relaxing. Looking forward to the next RETREAT in October with the rest of our crew !!!!

YOUNITY SPRING MARKIT-5.15.07

28 Apr
SAVE THE DATE!

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We got yo’ pop-up shop!

Come join Younity and friends for some hip-hop style community building.

Fostering local economies for urban artrepreneurs with a conscious mindset,

it’s time for Younity’s 2nd annual Urban Arts Markit!

One-of-a-Kind -Limited Editions – Hand Crafted – Flavor

Curated by the infamous Toofly, and homegirl Yvey Hidalgo this open air markit pays

homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community life and celebration

where makers, fans, and collectors come to shop and mingle – 2010 style.

Featuring live DJ sets, live painting, break dancers, vendors,

Hondurian Valiadas, Empanadas, & American hot dogs, in the heart of

New York City’s Lower East Side


www.theyounity.com


SAVE THE DATE!

– YOUNITY presents –

Lower East Side Spring Markit!

May 15, 2010 // 12-6PM

( Rain Date: May 16th )


Live Art, Handmade Accessories, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Breakers Corner, Art Supplies,

Toys, Tarot ard Readings, Dope T-Shirts, Paintings, Empanadas, Valiadas, and more!


TOOFLY, AM, INKS, JUNKPRINTS, FRESTHETIC, KELLY DENATO,

GOOD WOOD, URNEWYORK, DAVE CORTES, MARTHALICIA, 1HUNDREDB, SEE ONE, 627413 COLLECTIVE,

ANTONIO KEL5MH, MASAHIRO, COOKIES-N-CREAM, EROTICA, ARIANNE ZAGER, WERDZ,

& KOOKIE KIMMIE TREATS.


BREAKERS CORNER with Rokafella, Full Circle Crew, and 5 Crew Dynasty.

KIDS ART STATION BY SOH-NUP 12:30-2:30pm,

and TAROT CARD READINGS by Shana Loves All.


DJ SKI-HI & DJ LAYLO

***Spinning the best of HIP-HOP, CLASSICS, REGGAE, LATIN & HOUSE!***


CIRCA95 <<< LIVE ONLINE BROADCAST >>> www.circa95.com

FREE!

(( Everyone is welcome ))

SCHOOLYARD

@Our Lady of Sorrows

213 Stanton Street

( Between Ridge & Pitt st.)

F Train to Delancey

www.theyounity.com

Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen- 3.6.10

13 Mar

This is our second year attending Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen and it’s always so much fun! The community vibe is strong and the performers are amazing! I got to catch up with my YOUNITY crew as well as some other peeps- was great!

check out some of the flicks below of my goods, TOOFLY‘s goods and YOUNITY. Our  YOUNITY team was there to rep- thanks ladies!!!

our table at Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen

AM goods

YOUNITY goods

TOOFLY goods

Yvette & TOOFLY holding it down:)

YAY!!! The CREW is all here!!!!!!!!!! so nice to see you all again:)

Performance coming to an end with slideshow by TOOFLY- our hand image that Martha Cooper took is in the background for this shot- I love it!

Thanks to Kathleen Adams and Lah Tere for putting Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen together!!!

THANK YOU!!!

12 Oct

DEAR COMMUNITY,
THANK YOU!!!
for your support and contributions to Younity’s third annual FRESHER exhibition.
We had an amazing turn out, the event was an eco-success!
We hope to continue to build with each of you, and spread our love for urban art, culture, and community.

-THE YOUNITY ARTS CREW-
Toofly, Alice, Shana, Diana, Yvette, Samia, Inks, Jessica,
and our Younity Youth Team; Talia, and Jerely

www.theyounity.com

-1Photo by Martha Cooper © 2009

Below are the gallery hours, press links, and photos for your viewing pleasure.
Feel free to share:)

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday, October 14th
( Shana Louallen at gallery come visit! )
12-6PM

Friday, October 16th
( Toofly at Gallery Come visit! )
6-10PM

Saturday, October 17th
( Toofly, Yvette Devito, and Stephanie Land at gallery come visit! )
12-6PM

Wednesday, October 21st
( Shana Louallen at gallery Come visit! )
12-6PM

Friday, October 23rd
( Alice Mizrachi at Gallery Come visit! )
12-6PM

Saturday, October 24th
Closing Party! Stay tuned…

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Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
October 3, 2009 – October 24, 2009

107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

between Rivington Street and Delancey Street
F train to Delancey

PRESSED!

YOUNITY BLOG
http://theyounity.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/fresher-2009/

PHOTOS BY TONE
http://www.photobytone.com/2009/10/374-fresher/

MARTHA COOPER BLOG
http://www.12ozprophet.com/index.php/martha_cooper/entry/younity_strikes_again/

TRENDCETERA MAGAZINE
http://www.trendceteramag.com/2009/10/the-realization-of-green-art/

KRONIKLE
http://kronikle.kidrobot.com/younity-presents-fresher-gallery-show-in-nyc/

TOOFLY STAYING TRUE – BLOG
http://www.tooflynyc.com/life/2009/10/04/fresher-2009/
http://www.tooflynyc.com/life/2009/10/04/installation/

I AM – BLOG
https://amfiles.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/younity-fresher-2009/

YOUNITY FRESHer 2009

6 Oct

YOOOOO so this event was definitely hot- was so great to make it happen with all the dope artists and our AMAZING YOUNITY team. I am so blessed to be part of such a dope crew of women who continue to inspire me daily!
HERe are the flicks:

INSTALLATION PHOTOS:

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FRESHER exhibition 10-3-09 from 7-11 @ Clemente Soto Velez in LES.

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THE TEAM- hey we missing TF, where she at?

NANI CHACON hand painted wood purses- DOPE!

NANI CHACON hand painted wood purses- DOPE!

JUNKPRINTS HANDMADE BAGS:) I want one!

JUNKPRINTS HANDMADE BAGS:) I want one!

GOODWOOD- ALWAYS FRESH!

GOODWOOD- ALWAYS FRESH!

iNks woodcut was a huge success- everyone loved it. GREAT JOB PAM and thanx for all ur help with the show. I love the footprints!

iNks woodcut was a huge success- everyone loved it. GREAT JOB PAM and thanx for all ur help with the show. I love the footprints!

i found this piece of wood at the secret garden when we did our wall production there- just goes to show how garbage can always be reused. had fun making this piece.

i found this piece of wood at the secret garden when we did our wall production there- just goes to show how garbage can always be reused. had fun making this piece.

THE TEAM- hey wheres TF at?

THE TEAM- hey wheres TF at?

Stephanie Land and Tony Peralta:)

Stephanie Land and Tony Peralta:)

Martha Cooper checking out her new NIZ piece she purchased of b girlz ASIA, LADY CHAMP  & AIKO. Ive had this piece hanging in my living room for the past year. Im sad to see it go but i know its going to a good home:) Enjoy it Martha!

Martha Cooper checking out her new NIZ piece she purchased of b girlz ASIA, LADY CHAMP & AIKO. Ive had this piece hanging in my living room for the past year. Im sad to see it go but i know its going to a good home:) Enjoy it Martha!

my fam- cuz Jessica and Talia (YOUNITY YOUTH)- thx for all ur help

my fam- cuz Jessica and Talia (YOUNITY YOUTH)- thx for all ur help

Emilie from FRANCE IN da house:)

Emilie from FRANCE IN da house:)

GFC ladies reppin'

GFC ladies reppin'

thx for the interview!

thx for the interview!

ROCKAFELLA came thru and brought her crew- so dope watching them break!

ROCKAFELLA came thru and brought her crew- so dope watching them break!

  • MY BRO was in da house with his peoples- this is where my love for hip hop comes from. OLD SKOOL BBOY RIGHT HERE!
  • MY BRO was in da house with his peoples- this is where my love for hip hop comes from. OLD SKOOL BBOY RIGHT HERE!
  • Elizabeth n Joe came thru- I MISS ISA!

    Elizabeth n Joe came thru- I MISS ISA!

    VIK came thru- so great to c u gurl!

    VIK came thru- so great to c u gurl!

    WES n MO coming thru from the SUNNYSIDE!

    WES n MO coming thru from the SUNNYSIDE!

    JAY n SHANA-(always working her PR magic)

    JAY n SHANA

    thx for all ur help- u ladies rock!

    thx for all ur help- u ladies rock!

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    GET UR YOUNITY TEES!

    GET UR YOUNITY TEES!

    Thanks for hooking this us iNks:)

    Thanks for hooking up the green footprints PAM:)

    DJ ELLE on the tables...

    DJ ELLE on the ones n twosFULL HOUSE on both floors!!!

    THanks for supporting TONY- and hooking us up with the connect for the space:)

    THanks for supporting TONY- and hooking us up with the connect for the space:)

    Carlos & Ryan enjoying the beats

    Carlos & Ryan chillin'

    uh oh- there they are:)

    DESTROY & REBUILD:)

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    Rasu came through to support as well!

    Rasu came through to support as well!

    i love this pic!

    i love this pic!

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    Vee n Turbo in the place to be

    Vee n Turbo in the place to be

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    YAY- Martha came thru:)

    YAY- Martha came thru:)

    For those of you who weren’t there you missed a great event full of great peoples, great art and great vibes. Please make it out to 107 Suffolk to c the work and stay tuned we might even do a closing party!

    B GIRL BE 2009

    5 Oct

    I been so crazy with YOUNITY’s Fresher show that I havent had a minute to update my blog. September was great but very busy- we went to B Girl Be in Minneapolis which was lots of fun, got to meet up with our peoples that we havent seen in a minute.Peep some of the flicks:

    TF n I getting our last pics in b4 going home

    TF n I getting our last pics in b4 going home

    our gracious host Theresa- thx girl u the best!

    our gracious host Theresa- thx girl u the best!

    finally finished:)

    finally finished:)

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    TF finished

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    AIKO getting down at the B GIRL BE cypher

    AM & TF products for sale- come n get 'em

    AM & TF products for sale- come n get 'em

    Roberto hooking us up with paint- thanx for the awesome tees:)

    Roberto hooking us up with paint- thanx for the awesome tees:)

    Michele and Desdemona - great to see smiling familiar faces:)

    Michele and Desdemona - great to see smiling familiar faces:)

    Amanda Lopez and TOOFLY checking out the awesome TF rings:)

    Amanda Lopez and TOOFLY checking out the awesome TF rings:)

    MAMA doing her thing

    MAMA doing her thing

    the ladies the ladies:)

    the ladies the ladies:)

    desdemona perfoms at B girl be

    desdemona perfoms at B girl be

    getting my paint on

    getting my paint on

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    Lori from female sneaker fiend, Jen one and Abeni

    yummmmm. having fun in the sun. good times:)

    yummmmm. having fun in the sun. good times:)

    Great seeing Ashley Gold- havent seen our awesome host since last B girl be:)

    Great seeing Ashley Gold- havent seen our awesome host since last B girl be:)

    ROCKAFELLA

    ROCKAFELLA

    Motel 7

    Motel 7

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    BIG TARA shaking it:)

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    LOVE BRINGS HAPPINESS by me:)

    LOVE BRINGS HAPPINESS by me:)

    more of my art in gallery

    more of my art in gallery

    we out- PEACE!

    we out- PEACE!

    THE SECRET GARDEN STITCHED PIC

    14 Sep

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    DAILY NEWS-9.7.09

    12 Sep

    I woke up Monday morning to a text from a friend; super proud because he just saw me in the DAILY NEWS. It was awesone that SHANA LOUALLEN (YOUNITY’s amazing publicist) locked this down for me. Thanks to Gina Salamone from THE DAILY NEWS for writing this great article entitled “TOP OF THEIR CLASS”- it focuses on 5 educators who have been working throughout the summer to sharpen their skills for the new school year. Check this link for full spread.

    I FEEL BLESSED:)
    Check it:

    daily news

    YOUNITY MARKIT 2009

    12 Sep

    MAD late on this posting cause I been super busy with show coming up, teaching and my own deadlines but here it is finally the pics from the DOPE MARKIT we had last weekend:)
    Thanks so all the amazing artists/ vendors- Im sorry if I didnt include you in this post I realized I didnt take enough pics:( Thanks to my wonderful YOUNITY crew who always do a great job and of course the DJs holdin it down in the heat- THANKS JEDI AND DISCO WIZ:)

    CANT WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!!!

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    Our dope new YOUNITY FRESHER tees designed by TOOFLY.

    DSC01902Mina Suarez supporting TOUGH LOVE NYC– I loved Mina’s own collection of vintage goods!

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    DSC01914JUNKPRINTS:)

    DSC01916GOODWOOD!!!

    DSC01919<<<TOOFLY>>>

    DSC01921*NORMA BRAVO*

    DSC01924>INKS<

    DSC01967AM goods- my coasters and books sold out!!!

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    AM table

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    Thanks for supporting Christine, u bought my favorite lil book:)

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    Doze, lil Mikey and Tooflowers

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    CIRCA 95 supporting along with Joe Conzo

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    TOOFLY fam in town- INKS table

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    DOZE stopped by to show some luv

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    Shout outs to DJ JEDI AND DISCO WIZ bringing us dope beatz..

    DSC01922See u all at the next MARKET- PEACE:)

    YOUNITY PRESENTS: “FRESHER” 10.3.09

    4 Sep

    Come check it out!

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    YOUNITY PRESENTS: FRESHER! AN ECO-ART EXHIBITION
    – Third Annual Exhibit Features 40 Female Avant-Garde Artists Who Recycle & Create Art for the Earth –

    Queens, NY (September 3, 2009)— Back for its third annual show, YOUNITY presents an eco-art exhibition entitled 
FRESHER!, opening October 3, 2009 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center in the Lower East Side section of New York City. Running until October 23, 2009, the exhibit is not the average “white-wall” art show; the all-female collective will transform the art space into an eco-funhouse of raw materials and street art. Elements such as graffiti, photography, design and construction are used to connect ideas about consumerism, environmentalism, health, and renewable energy. The private press hour from 6pm-7pm will grant access to notable, oft-unseen artists right before the public unveiling of work at 8pm. FRESHER! features main-stay YOUNITY artists such as Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, and AIKO while introducing emerging artists such as China Morbosa and Amanda Lopez. YOUNITY Co-Founders and artists, Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY, continue to push the collective to new levels of creativity.

    Exhibiting works will mask the bi-level art space with a range of colorful hand-styles, creative graphics on natural textures such as wood and abstract riffs. Some of the artworks will focus on messages about greening and preserving the earth, including recycling, pollution and even ideas about social issues. A video montage will display the collective’s latest effort to Refresh the Streets –a collaborative effort to beautify a 60ft outdoor mural in Williamsburg Brooklyn with colorful, green-themed street art by selected members of the YOUNITY.  Exhibiting artists at FRESHER! include SHIRO, Diana McClure, Kerri O’Connell, LICHIBAN, Krista Franklin, Kelly Denato, Niz, Paulina Quintana Jornet, and Cece Carpio, to name a few. Only 40 out of 300 female artists were selected to participate in this special exhibit.

    “We wanted to provide a working network of opportunity for female artists,” says YOUNITY Co-founder Alice Mizrachi, “and we, as women, need a space to create art exhibitions, murals, books and a much needed archive of women’s urban contemporary art.” YOUNITY Co-founder TOOFLY adds, “Look at recent events that are affecting us and the next generation: the economy, global warming and healthcare, this is the perfect time to put on a show like FRESHER! and express our creative desire to promote green living and the improvement of our community.”

    With the success of their premiere exhibit, The C R O S S O V E R, and the second annual Heart and Soul show, YOUNITY has become one of the most sought after all-female collectives to date. With that, they are devoted to passing the torch on to younger female artists through the YOUNITY Youth team. As of now, YOUNITY is in need of continued support to foster its self-publishing endeavors and independent growth. Limited edition YOUNITY t-shirts will be available for sale on opening night and online at http://www.theyounity.com. We will also have a very limited amount of Heart and Soul books available as well. The limited edition shirts and books will both retail for $20. Any other donations to the collective can be directed to: contribute@theyounity.com via PayPal.

    About YOUNITY: YOUNITY was founded in New York City in 2007 by artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY.  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 FRESHER!
    PRESS HOUR: 6pm-7pm
    Opening Reception: 7pm – 10pm
    October 3, 2009 – October 24, 2009
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
    107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002