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PRINCE CONCERT 2010

December 29th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Video

OMG, In love with Prince all over again. Shout out to Marlon for hooking my hommie T, and I with tickets. It was an awesome and very purple night. Even the Empire State building was purple. Prince is still sexy as ever…aow!

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Prince concert December 29, 2010, Madison Square Garden. NYC
I’m so happy he played all my faves!!!






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EMPIRE OF THE SUN…

December 23rd, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Video

INVISIBLE INSTRUCTIONS – OPENING

December 18th, 2010 | Category: Events,Exhibitions,Uncategorized

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Invisible Instructions opening. Dec 17th, 2010. @culturefix 9 Clinton St. CERN YMI, MIKEY THE CONSCIOUS HUSTLER, MARTHALICIA, SPAZECRAFT ONE, and TOOFLY!

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New series…on view until January 8th!

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CORAZON 4′ X 6′. Acrylic on Canvas.

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In Too Deep. Acrylic on Cardboard.

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Grow in Silence. Acrylic on Cardboard.

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What We Love We Grow To Resemble. Acrylic on Canvas.

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TOOFLY ::: SPAZECRAFT ONE

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CERN YMI

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MIKEY THE CONSCIOUS HUSTLER

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LOVE YOUR HOOD!

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For more information on this group exhibition and micro arts & culture festival visit: invisibleinstructions.mvmt.com

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Let’s get this party started!

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Electric Soundz…

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Queen Godis, Engine NumberNine

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Limited Edition 18″X24 Prints signed by the artists.

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Prints, as well as overall design for exhibition created by Mikey the Conscious Hustler. So Awesome, thank you!!!

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My lil pink princess in town for the Holidays:) Love you fea!

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Craig Anthony Miller

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Rosa Clemente and miss lovely Nyoka

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Marthalicia painting live…

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Live art installation…

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Peeps! Love you guys. Thanks for coming thru!

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Mr Pura Vida, see you tonight!

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So it’s official. I need a new camera. AGAIN. on to my 10th I think…my flashlight gave out, and the rest is a blurry night;(

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Live painting turned into a collaboration among all the artists that attended including Masahiro, and Craig Anthony Miller…dope piece! SOLD.

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Invisible Instructions artists: Mikey The Conscious Hustler, Spazecraft One, Cern, Toofly, and project manager Leilani Montes. We’re just missiing Marthalicia:(

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Love art. Love People. Love life.

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Last women standing: Tania Cuevas, Martha Diaz, Amaris, and TF

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Done! Now I can go take a vacation:) Happy Holidays everyone!!!

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Be sure to check out the interactive workshopsand concert series going on this weekend!

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INVISIBLE INSTRUCTIONS – INSTALLATION

December 18th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Exhibitions

Shout out to everyone that came thru yesterday for the Invisible Instructions opening! I’m getting my flicks ready so you can check out the process from beginning to end…

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Welcome to the behind the scenes of Invisible Instructions…

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Our hommie Leilani helping us keep on point with our deadlines. Thanks for all your help girl you ROCK.

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Cern rocking some touch ups on his little funky birds which I love so much…

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a little to the right…a  little to the left…up, down…where’s that red light thingy! lol

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Your almost there Cole…it’s gonna be allright…

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It’s looking great guys!

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Dumpling House anyone?

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GROWING IN SILENCE…

December 16th, 2010 | Category: IN THE ZONE...

Whoa…I’ve had so many exhibits this month taking the time to actually write this in peace is bliss. The Invisible Instructions group exhibition is tomorrow, and it’s gonna be off the hook! Going through my sneaky peak process shots now and I’m just in love with my new work on cardboard. Definitely inspired to paint a lot more these days. Maybe it’s the cold winter days creeping in and keeping me cozy inside…or maybe it’s time to express the beauty of silence…

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LADIES LOVE PROJECT 12.11.10

December 13th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,POP UP SHOPS

I can finally kick back and enjoy a cup of tea, some led zeppelin, and a chance to go through my beloved Ladies Love Project photos. The event was a sweet holiday success! Shout out to everyone who got involved this year. There’s nothing like coming together on a creative tip, throwing down some great tunes, and letting the organic grooves flow. When community builds beautiful things happen:) Expect an amazing 2011! The ladies Love Project team; Patty Dukes, Allison Maritza, and myself send everyone a big warm thank you!!! There’s plenty more flicks coming soon from our homegirl B-Fresh, and we’re excited to see Marthalicia’s video on the event. Stay tuned…

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Marthalicia and her little son. Photo by Mark Anthony Vigo

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©2010 Bfresh Photography & Media

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www.toughlovenyc.com

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Kelly Denato

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Hair Pin Squids, love these!

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Kelly Denato Gold Tooths!

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Alexandra Casula

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Telisa D, Chainsaws & Jelly

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Jacina Love and our drink specials being announced
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Vee Bravo, and Circa95 live!

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Oscar 1992

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Thank you for the luv!

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Jenny Kinns Cupcakes

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Ladies Love Project baby!!! It’s on…

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DJ Chela on the 1& 2 after party….

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Dope sistah’s making it happen…

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Yeah baby!

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Thanks ladies!!! © 2010 Photos by BFRESH Photography & Media

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FRANK 151 X RICKY POWELL FUNK ART EXPLOSION! 12.9.10

December 11th, 2010 | Category: Exhibitions

Looking forward to Ricky’s Art Funk Explosion! Got some of them collabo images I worked on a few months ago in the exhibit. Should be fun don’t forget to RSVP! Info below via FRANK 151…

Ricky hand selected a cast of contributors who are as prolific and eccentric as the Bummy Sophisticate himself. This installment will feature an intimate look into the Rickster’s famed Greenwich Village apartment, as well as conversations with photographer Roberta Bayley, Ralph “The Funky Uncle” McDaniels, MC / DJ Edan (who Ricky has dubbed “The Jewish Big Daddy Kane”), and many more.

 Other Chapter 43 highlights will be photo/art collaborations between Ricky and a collection of artists (LOVE ME, Haculla, Dr. Dax, CHINO BYI, TOOFLY, and others) and a new series of NYC street shots.

 To celebrate the release of Chapter 43 as well as Ricky’s Silver Anniversary of “taking professional photos on a hangout tip,” select images from the Bug Out! chapter will be on display at Sacred Gallery in NYC this December. The show will kick off with The Ricky Powell Art Funk Explosion on Thursday, December 9th, featuring music by Chances with Wolves. Make sure you email your RSVP to events@frank151.com. The art show will run until the end of December, when Ricky Powell will conduct a World Famous Slideshow to bring the exhibit to a close.

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Ricky at his show

Awesome show! Congrats Ricky;) Photo by © 2010 mamboso

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The opening was tight! Sacred Gallery 424 Broadway

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Very happy with my piece. Ricky Powell X Toofly collabo on a 1995 B-Girl Honey Rockwell photo

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Fly…

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The crew support, love ya!

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Graff ladies staying true VIK and TOOFLY!

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This Frank 151 Issue 43 is sick!!!! Classic Classic Classic cop it.

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Tony & Ricky politick’n

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URNY. 2Esae & Ski X Ricky Powell collabo.

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Masahiro!

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great great show…

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INVISIBLE INSTRUCTIONS 12.17.10

December 11th, 2010 | Category: Exhibitions,Video

Invisible Instructions – TOOFLY from MVMT on Vimeo.


Invisible Instructions – CERN from MVMT on Vimeo.


Invisible Instructions – Marthalicia from MVMT on Vimeo.


Invisible Instructions – Conscious Hustler from MVMT on Vimeo.


Invisible Instructions – Spaze Craft One from MVMT on Vimeo.

Ohhhhh snap! Check out the Invisible Instructions flyer super cool! Gotta love our MVMT programing peeps they rock. I’m really looking forward to the group installation between Cern, Myself, Spaze Craft One, Marthalicia, and Mikey the Concious Hustler. OMG gotta get busy!!! New works, new steelo, new flows…organic grooves baby…let’s go!

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INVISIBLE INSTRUCTIONS
Friday, December 17th, 7-10PM
CultureFix

9 Clinton Street//New York, New York 10002 //(between Stanton & E Houston, NYC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Leilani Montes
lani.montes@gmail.com
(646) 389-0517

Groundbreaking New York Artists Gather for Landmark Show
by Danya Steele

(New York City – Dec 8. 2010) On December 17 – 19, 2010, MVMT and SOH NUP INK will present a landmark exhibition of five of the most critical fixtures to the New York underground arts scene.

Artists featured include Aaron “Spaze Craft One” Lazansky, Michael “The Conscious Hustler” Cordero, Cern One YMI, TooFly and Marthalicia. The exhibit – entitled Invisible Instructions – will open with a three-day micro-festival of music, sound production workshops, midnight mixers, five-star eatery, wine spritzers and organic juices provided by ADINA. The show runs through January 8, 2011 and will be hosted at Culture Fix, a Lower East Side-based bar, boutique and gallery described by New York Times as “an integration of cocktails and chiaroscuro.”

Invisible Instructions will explore the theme of cultural influence and inspiration, with all artists creating work to represent the ‘invisible instructions’ received from the worlds around them. The talent roster is diverse. One of the featured artists – TooFly – spearheaded the Women’s Graffiti Movement of the 1990’s in New York City. Another artist, Marthalicia, is a former marine and mother who does “hyper realist paintings” that have earned her a reputation as New York’s premiere live painter. The show will also have very politically charged, graphic themes by Mikey The Conscious Hustler, whose classic “1SOUL” graphic tees have helped coined the term “artivism” in the worlds of art and social change.

Spaze Craft One, both an artist in the show and curator for the exhibit describes the opening weekend as “cutting edge, multi-dimensional work.” With a concert series including performances by Black Hasidic rapper Y-Love (unsurprisingly, he shares management with Matisyahu), guest DJ’s who’ve toured with DangerMouse (Gnarls Barkley), and a two-day workshop event showing teens and adults alike how to create organic clothing and sound (all before having their sounds played back in live concert), this isn’t your standard art show.

Tickets to the music and eco-friendly clothing workshops (held December 18 – 19) can be purchased at www.invisibleinstructions.com with all adult ticket sales going to sponsor teen workshops. Limited edition art displayed in the exhibit will be available for purchase at rates both “affordable” and more traditionally priced.

Michael Cordero is co-producer of Invisible Instructions and is an artist, educator and entrepreneur born and raised in Brooklyn. Michael is the creator of 1Soul Designs t-shirt line, co-owner of Fresthetic (a gallery/boutique in Williamsburg known for its “inclusive vs. exclusive vibe”), and Brand Cultivator at MVMT, a business incubator for innovative social change projects.

Aaron Lazansky, the producer of Invisible Instructions, has been spent over 15 years working as a key player in the New York City multi-media arts scene. He is an artist, educator, entrepreneur and newly elected program advisor for the Hip- Hop Education Center at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

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