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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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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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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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HARLEM POP 12.5.10

November 23rd, 2010 | Category: Events,Exhibitions

Okay last event post for December. I think? I’m gonna need a nice little vacation after this year is over. SOOoooo after your shopping bug kicks off on Saturday at Space on White in Tribeca, shoot up to Harlem on Sunday to check out this wonderful exhibit: ANARCHY: In Search of a New World Order curated by Amy Andrieux of Aimstar Media. Gotta love dope women in NYC doing hella dope projects! It’s exciting. Fresh & new ideas brewing in the minds of Queens…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANARCHY: In Search of A New World Order Multimedia Art Exhibit hits New York

Artists to be featured in this special exhibit at Harlem Pop include Amanda Diva, Anitra Haendel, Ashley V. Reid, Cassi Amanda Gibson, Chitra Ganesh, David Cheung, Edda Hansen, Ernie Paniccioli, Gerard Gaskin, Jamel Shabazz, Kareem Black, Lennon Jno-Baptiste, Paul Deo, Terrence Jennings, TooFly, The Guerilla Girls, Tyrone Brown-Osborne, Wangechi Mutu and others.

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ahhh yes, love beautiful gallery spaces…HARLEM POP. 2037 5th ave between 125/126st…

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Great job Amy! Thank youuu:)

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love is love:)

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just in time for the interviews…

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A cozy Sunday afternoon turn out:)

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Jamel Shabazz & Paul Deo!

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Khari! Thanks for coming thruuuuuu

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always happy to see the peeps! Shout out to everyone that checked out the exhibit. It should be up for a bit. If your interested in the work, hit me up! Tooflynyc@gmail.com I will connect you to the sales team directly;)

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Alllllrighty….where to next? lol! I love this pic. Classic. Soulfood anyone?

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SPACE ON WHITE 12.4.10

November 20th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

The first of many events in December is taking place at a beauuuuuuuutiful artist space in Tribeca called SPACE ON WHITE. This time around TOOFLY & JUNKPRINTS are teaming up for SHOP CREATIVE to re-create the 2nd floor space into an oasis of fly goodies! For one day only our duo steelo will set up shop, art,  fashion accessories, vintage goods, jewelry, t-shirts and much more. We have plenty of seating space for our guests. Stop by to chillax and enjoy a 3 floor vendor market, music, and treats. Don’t miss it! December madness kicks off here;)

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TOOFLY X JUNKPRINTS TEAM UP FOR SHOP CREATIVE!
Saturday December 4,2010.
3:30PM-8:30PM
Space on White
81 White Street//Tribeca NYC (Btw. Broadway & Lafayette) Trains to Canal St.

Space on White is a socially conscious space for artists located in Tribeca, New York City. Artists or organizations can rent out studios that cater to acting, music, and dance rehearsal. Our great energy and environment encourages collaboration and growth for artists and their audiences. The open, spacious designs of the spaces act as blank canvases that are committed to the artist first and foremost. Artists we discovered early that we had an innate desire to create and share. And we communicated our most sensitive feelings and ideas through our art and sought to inspire others by it. Along the way we found that in order to make money off the art we loved to create we had to submit it to the dishearteningly arbitrary scrutiny of directors, agents, and curators. It was from this place in our hearts that we created Space on White – that place where your creativity and talent is nurtured and protected. – Chasten Harmon – Artist/Founder/Executive Director

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yeah baby! Big thank you to all our peeps that stopped by to show us some love and get some special handmade goodies for their loved ones this holiday season. We had a great time kicking it at this space, meeting new folks and sipping on wine. Something about drinks that makes everyone happy to shop? We def like that combo, lol! This is just the beginning of the holiday joy peeps see ya soon!!! Lot’s more artist & designer pop-up shopping to come…

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Toofly & Junkprints setting it off!

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Good times kicking it and building with the peeps at this beautiful space for the Shop Creative event. We’re def gonna throw our own event here in the future. Look out! Ideas are already brewing…

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My little set up steelo with the crowd faves…Love hearts going like hot cakes!

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I was pretty happy with my new pink table:)

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Junkprints!

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Gotta love it! Get your holiday on…

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Chanel is making these beautiful prints on brown paper I’m really digg’n them.Can’t wait to see the series exhibit!

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These were so cute I forgot to get one for my collection!

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Shout out to these young women on the come up with their Teen&Jonesy goodies. It was great to meet ya’ll, see ya soon!

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Dope pins…

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Speaking of dope. Big thank you to Tina G from PaperSoul for coming thru to help me set up shop, and hang with us silly gals!

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Got her own customized mini graffiti “DOPE” canvas. A sales hit!!! gotta make more for the Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop Up Shop next Saturday. You most definitely don’t want to miss it…

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HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP! 12.11.10

November 18th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,Fashion,Younity

Get ready ya’ll! we’re about to set it off for the holiday season!!! PattyDukes and I decided it was time to rock a little project together. We’ve been kicking it for a minute now, and since we both love to bring our community together we felt the holidays would be a great time to jump start LADIES LOVE PROJECT. Join a group of beautiful, and talented women Saturday December 11th at THE PANDA NYC and check out what’s about to go down!

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— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

Artists, TOOFLY & PATTYDUKES

Present:

LADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP!

Bringing Together Creative Styles in Art, Fashion & Music through a uniquely designed Pop-Up Shop!

NEW YORK, NY November 18, 2010 — On Saturday, December 11th, LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its first HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP [HPOP] at The Panda NYC from 3 9pm – featuring some of NYC’s most creative female urban artists and designers.  Join us for this one day only boutique market shopping experience – designed to both encourage female artisan unity as well as provide an inspiring environment for young female entrepreneurs. HPOP is proud to host artistas Toofly, Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, and Amanda Diva, among other familiar faces, as they will be exhibiting their one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted flavors just for YOU! Art aficionados, funky fresh collectors and friends and family members of all ages are welcome to pop-in and shop for holiday gifts + more as these women represent their beautifully unique  talents – from canvases to handbags, their roots – all 5 NYC boroughs, and their passion – art.

At HPOP, Saturday, December 11th from 3 – 9pm at The Panda NYC – located at 139 Chrystie Street in Manhattan – guests will be able to enjoy a live art performance by Marthalicia, complimentary treats by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes, Photo op’s by Bfresh Photography, and an online live broadcast hosted by PattyDukes and Rephstar from Circa ’95. At 10pm, LADIES LOVE PROJECT will keep the energy going with its HOLIDAY JAM – featuring DJ Chela spinning the best of Hip Hop, Classsics, House, Funk, Global Rhytyms and more.

Make your Saturday, December 11th LADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLI-DAY – a day for celebrating + supporting artists, women, family and friends!

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LADIES NIGHT >>>12X12 – 12.10.10

November 16th, 2010 | Category: Exhibitions

3 exhibits in one day! December is crazy. Stop by Ladies Night @ My Plastic Heart for some dope female artist paintings, and then grab that F train down the block and shoot up to Dumbo Brooklyn for the 12 X 12 exhibit at Mighty Tanaka.

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Join us on December 10th 2010 for Ladies Night, an exhibit featuring an amazing group of talented female artists. With influences ranging from fine art, illustration to animation and graffiti this show demonstrates a broad spectrum of expressive styles all from the female perspective. Please join us at the opening reception on Friday December 10th from 6-9PM. Several of the artists will be in attendance. Curated by John Wong.

LADIES NIGHT!
Friday December 10th 2010 6-9PM // Exhibition runs through January 2nd 2011
MY PLASTIC HEART NYC
210 Forsyth St. // Lower East Side New York // 646.290.6866
http://www.myplasticheartnyc.com

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Works for Sale! >>>www.myplasticheart.com

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– Group Exhibition –
Mighty Tanaka Gallery
68 Jay Street, suite 416//Brooklyn NY ((( Dumbo )))
www.mightytanaka.com

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Check out all the pieces in the show! >>> www.mightytanaka.com

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On view until January 7th!

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HEARTBREAKER

November 13th, 2010 | Category: IN THE ZONE...

Started work on the 12″X12″ piece that will be part of a group show on December 10th at Mighty Tanaka gallery in Dumbo Brooklyn. I’ve been wanting to paint this one image I had hanging on my wall for weeks. As soon as I was all settled in and the sunshine leaked through my window it was on! The brush touched the canvas and in a matter of hours it all surfaced. This girl is bad ass! and she ain’t looking back for nobody. Can’t let anything or anyone get in the way of your flow, your dreams, your life. You’ll break a few hearts along the way, but most of that shit isn’t not your problem anyway. Freedom is bliss, and I’m loving it;)

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12″ X12″ Acrylic on Canvas

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LATINATION TV!

November 10th, 2010 | Category: Pressed

Oh snap!!! Guess who’s gonna be on LatiNation this weekend! 100 cities nationwide check your local TV listing for time and day. NYC folks American Latino TV/LatiNation airs Saturday on Fox 5. ((( Episode 707 )))
It will Re-run January 8-9, 2011

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Shout out to my Ecuadorian hommie Pablo for shooting the piece at 5 points and to Friends We Love for linking us up!  You guys rock!!!

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SAVE THE DATES!!!

November 09th, 2010 | Category: Events

OMG I’m finally all moved in! Happy at my new apt. Feeling good and ready to rock some dope art exhibitions and holiday markets coming up in December. Save the dates!!! event info and details coming soon…

DEC 4th – Shop Creative -Soho

DEC 5th – Harlem Pop -Harlem

DEC 10th – Ladies Night – Lower East Side

DEC 10th – 12X12 – Dumbo

DEC 11th – Holiday Pop Up Shop – Lower East Side

DEC 17th – Invisible Instructions – Lower East Side

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