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ALICIA KEYS X SWIZZ BEATZ NYC

September 22nd, 2011 | Category: Day in the Life,Events,Hip Hop Culture

SOooooo a few weeks ago I had the tremendous opportunity to rock a backdrop project for the infamous Swizz Beatz!!! He was celebrating his 33rd birthday, and his lovely wife, Alicia Keys wanted to make it extra special. Guess who they called to rock a backdrop!!!? Toofleezy Mgeezy!!! I almost passed out from the call. Let’s just say she is as beautiful as I imagined her to be, and super sweet like I knew she would be. OMG I LOVE ALICIA KEYS!!! Shout out to hommie Jen who put in the good word. Thanks girl! You and your team rocked a dope party. We had a blast roller skating, taking flicks, and enjoying a beautiful September night in the dopest city in the world….

So lovely to meet you Alicia!!! XOXO – Toofly

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Happy Birthday Swizz!!!

Shout out to Carmelo who took the time to chat with me. I was super stocked to hear he was familiar with my work!!!:) PS. I loved your sweater!


(( GOOD TIMES )))

High Line Park Rink. 30th St and 10th ave

If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 

 

 

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PANTHEON BOOK SIGNING 9.30.11 – PS1 MOMA

September 22nd, 2011 | Category: Events,Graffiti / Street Art

Got a book signing coming up. Come thru!

 


Pantheon Projects exhibitor at
The NY Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
September 30-October 2, 2011, FREE Admission
Preview: Thursday, September 29th, 6-9PM
Hours: Friday -Sunday, 11AM-7PM

Catalog Signing on Sunday, October 2nd, 3-3:45PM featuring Charlie Ahearn, Chris Pape aka Freedom, KET1 RIS and Toofly

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

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9.16.2011

September 17th, 2011 | Category: Day in the Life

It’s that time again! Another year of planning the TF birthday Jam Boogie Night . A night to gather the troops, friends, and family in one special space in NY, and party till we drop! As we get older though, not many of us last that long anymore lol! but…it’s still a good time. Hahahhah….yeah…anything past 2am is a little tricky for us these dayz. Thankful the hommies came out to celebrate with smiles, and well wishes for the tooflowers. I am filled with love to have each and every one of you in my life. You all do amazing work, have kind hearts, and continue to spread love to the world in your own unique ways. LOVE YOU ALL!!! (((THANK YOU )))

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Customized B-day Cupcakes by Jenny Kinns!

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toooooooooflowweeeeeeeers!

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Shout out to my love love for sticking it out after a long day of work and an early morning shift. Love you babe!

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MY chicas 4 life!!!! I LOVE YOU LADIES!!!! Thank you for the boogie night jamz!!!

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Where the sweet toother’s at?

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Lindas y lindos!

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beer buddies…

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Hot mama:)

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B-day explosions 101…

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Chill Will…the one and only.

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Shout out to the lovely Ariel Palitz who’s been a good friend since I was a teenager. Happy I got a chance to rock a private bday celebration at Sutra Lounge. Love your place honey love!

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DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL 2011 9.23.11

September 12th, 2011 | Category: Events,Exhibitions,Graffiti / Street Art

Happy to be part of this wonderful arts festival that happens in Dumbo, Brooklyn every year. Shout out to curator, and fellow Sound of Art™ artist Craig Anthony Miller for the invitation! It’s gonna be a good time with friends Marthalicia, M.Tony Peralta, One9, Cern, Masahiro-Ito, and others. Hello Fall!

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PROJECT GIRLZ 2011

September 11th, 2011 | Category: Project Girlz,Workshops

Summer in NYC is officially over:( My Project Girlz™ team has returned to their regularly scheduled school program. I’m gonna miss my little “Tooflies”, but I know they are just a phone call away. We had a great summer, especially at the Welling Court Mural Project where we kicked off our first official session. I am super proud of how well the girls did. Thanks to the NJPAC “Ladies First” grant for women social entrepreneurs, I was able to jump start the program this year. The girls did some amazing illustration, design, and handcraft pieces that are ready to be shown. All we gotta do this fall is lock down a location and Project Girlz will have their first official exhibit/mini market. Until then check out what these lovely talented ladies where up to this summer preparing with the TF’ster…

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PROJECT GIRLZ™ is a multi media arts summer youth program. It was formed by artist Maria “Toofly” Castillo in 2011 with the help of the NJPAC Ladies First Fund Grant. It is being developed as a bridge for young women artists ages 14-18 to enter the art world by creating fine art, design, fashion, street art, and organizing community events in New York City.

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Shout out to Nicole, who shot many of our Project Girlz sessions and created her very first documentary about women artists!

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Gotta show the girls the daily artist missions on public transport:)
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Shout out to Meres who let the girls paint their canvases at the most wonderful place in Queens, 5Pointz!

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Itching to paint…

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ANA THE GREAT!

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NICOLE AKA MISS PURPLE!

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TATI THE BEAUTIFUL!

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At some point we will have to re-shoot with our missing link SYD THE KID. She was unable to make the last session but we will soon link up for flick:)
Miss you darlings!!! see ya soon:)

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“GIRLS GOT KICKS” BOOK RELEASE! 9.15.11

September 07th, 2011 | Category: Community,Events,Hip Hop Culture

YEAH! The GIRLS GOT KICKS book has officially dropped! Join the Female Sneaker Team in Harlem next week for the book release party!!! September 15th at Goliath 175 East 105 Street from 5-8pm. Shout out to our girls, Lori Lobenstein, and Amanda Lopez for teaming up to rock this fly book. I am very happy and honored to be part of it, and the FSF crew:) Check out more flicks and process shots here and here
Girls Got Kicks

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Shout out to Lori Lobenstein for spearheading the book project, and giving light on the world of the sneaker ladies.

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Love my layout thank you!

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Photographer for Girls Got Kicks, Amanda Lopez

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Big Tara!

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Good job sneaker ladies;)

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EL MUSEO BIENAL: THE (S) FILES 9.13.11 6-8PM

September 06th, 2011 | Category: Exhibitions,Graffiti / Street Art

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El Museo del Barrio Bienal: The (S) Files.
Opening September 13th- November 18th, 2011
@ Nomaa 178 Bennett Avenue. 3Fl. // A train to 190th St.

This exhibition focuses more specifically on local graffiti writers and their newer “canvases,” focusing on artists of various generations and their contemporary contributions to street aesthetics. Their art explores the re-use of objects including street signs, cardboard, objects caught in the ocean, and plastic bags. An ephemeral installation extends the exhibition into a park in Northern Manhattan. Artists; Dister/Dister Rondon, Feegz / Carlos Jesús Martinez Dominguez, Edwin González-Ojeda, J. Manuel Mansylla (in Northern Manhattan park), MARE139/Carlos Rodriguez, Antonia A. Perez, Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo, Rider Ureña.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPITO

September 05th, 2011 | Category: Day in the Life

Happy Birthday papito lindo. Wherever you are in the cosmic existence of this world and beyond I know you are smiling in peace, and happiness. On this day you came to be once, and lived a beautiful dream. Full of smiles, and good times. I celebrate you, and thank you for being such a wonderful man on planet earth. I love you, and missssssssssss you dearly.

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LOVE SAVES THE DAY.

September 04th, 2011 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,Fashion,Graffiti / Street Art

Hooked up with one of my best friends this weekend to rock one of her favorite pieces off my sketchbook at her new cut & sew shop in Brooklyn. Alex, and I go back like peas & carrots;) I am so happy and excited for her!!! Cheers & congratulations to your new venture kid! LOVE YOU!!!

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“Love Saves the Day”

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flower childs at heart since 1992

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