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LADIES LOVE PROJECT PRESENTS: SPRING POP-UP SHOP!

Shopping Event Showcases Brazen Art, Avant-Garde Fashion &

Hand-Crafted Designs at Gallery 151

NEW YORK, NY March 10, 2011 — On Saturday, April 9, 2011, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its second POP-UP SHOP at Gallery 151 from 12pm – 8pm. The PROJECT, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY and sound sensation PattyDukes of the Circa ‘95 duo, highlights some of NYC’s most creative underground artists and designers.  The one-day-only event boasts an intimate, yet brilliantly colorful shopping experience – designed to familiarize consumers, media and tastemakers with artists currently celebrating prominence.

Featured participants Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, The Peralta Project, Cookies -N- Cream  (and a host of others), will be exhibiting one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted pieces just in time for spring! Indie music across all genres will be handled by RephStar (also of Circa ‘95), Sweetcheeba, and RockSmithTokyo’s Mary $. A live broadcast of the event will be streamed at www.Circa95.com. Complimentary treats will be served byJenny Kinns Cupcakes, while BFresh Photography & Media will be on deck with event photography.

Gallery 151, a celebrated art space located at 351 Bowery Street, plays host to the eclectic mix of both burgeoning and established talent. Art pieces on canvas, tote bags, jewelry, t-shirts, graffiti, live music—you name it—- the LADIES LOVE PROJECT SPRING POP-UP SHOP doesn’t get any more New York than this! A handy fact sheet is included below to showcase a list of participants and their websites.

“Having the LADIES LOVE PROJECT POP-UP SHOP in our space is a perfect fit,” says Laura O’Reilly, Director of Gallery 151. “All of the vendors have styles that honor old New York, yet each demonstrates a unique progression with great, must-have niche items.”

About A Ladies Love Project:

The Ladies Love Project is a collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.comPattyDukes & Rephstar (www.circa95.com) and A.Mari of (www.onefokus.org). Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and entreprenuership. Ladies Love Projectthrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to the community, reaching young women who are inspired by them.

About TOOFLY:

Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an NYC artist, community builder, and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females excelling beyond her peers in the male-dominated graffiti scene. In 2007 she co-founded the international female arts collective, YOUNITY. TOOFLY now runs her successful independent design company, STAY TRU, as she consults, designs, and develops a variety of projects and workshops. Her work has exhibited at many venues such as the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found on public walls internationally. TOOFLY is featured across media outlets like Graffiti Women, Juxtapoz, Latination TV and Latina Magazine.

About PattyDukes & Rephstar (Circa ‘95):

PattyDukes and Rephstar are Co-Founders of Circa ’95, a Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog, hosts an original web series and features ground-breaking international urban artists. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, PattyDukes & Rephstar perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, Nina Sky and Mala Rodriguez. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. They are currently hard at work on their untitled debut EP.

About A.Mari:

Allison Maritza is Co-President of F.O.K.U.S. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life; art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”

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SPRING POP-UP SHOP FACT SHEET

 Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011                                                                               

 Time: 12PM-8PM

Location:   Gallery 151  

350 Bowery Street

New York, NY 10003

www.Gallery151.com

Pop-Up Shop Vendors:

TOOFLY   www.tooflynyc.com

B FRESH Photography and Media  www.bfreshphotography.com

CIRCA ‘95 www.circa95.com

COOKIES -N- CREAM   www.bakedinny.com 

GOOD WOOD NYC   www.goodwoodnyc.com

JUNKPRINTS  www.junkprints.com 

Kupiart   www.kupiart.com

D’Gio   www.senseoffashion.com/pinkstarr 

SOH NUP INK   www.sohnup.com

UR NEW YORK   www.urnewyork.com

LIPSTICK MANIFESTO   www.lipstickmanifesto.com

Rebelution Designs   www.fresthetic.com

TONY PERALTA   www.theperaltaproject.com

ANTONIO KEL 5MH   www.kel5mh.com

Pink Eye   www.igotpinkeye.com.

ENDLESS NOISE   www.endlessnoise.com

BUDDHANOSE   www.Buddhanose.com

DAHLIA SOLEIL  www.kallistifashion.com

Marthalicia Matarrita   www.marthaliciaart.blogspot.com

TOUGH LOVE NYC   www.toughlovenyc.com

 PAPERSOUL   www.ladygnyc.blogspot.com

Alexadra Casula 

Eryka Becker

P.U.N.Ks APPROVED: Patty Dukes ( @pattydukesNYC )

Ms.Dukes will forever be an Ultimate NYC fly girl. A sister to the brothers and sisters of an coming-up, around the way society. Her work carries on through community youth empowerment, development and structure with DreamYard, Largest Art Educating Facility in the Bronx for more than 8,500 for youth in K-12 grade, as well as co-creating The RDAC (Rebel Diaz Art Collective). A Hip Hop Community Art center specializing in performing art, media-training and varies educational programs in The South Bronx.

In addition to saving our youth, the Kick ASS BAD ASS, partners with Fly boy and Hip Hop artist Reph Star to give us CIRCA ‘95, a music/media group tackling everything from blogs, their own web show and HBO: LATINO. And with Reph, along side TooFly and A.Mari present LADIES LOVE PROJECT, which allows a environment of women who are dedicated to marketing and creating. Began in winter 2010 and and has come once again to Bless us for the Spring POP UP Shop (April 9th 2011 12pm-8pm) at MIZ METRO’s, Gallery 151 L.E.S. 350 Bowery st New York New York.

To say this Lady is a hustla would be an understatement, has been an inspiration to me and homegirls for sometime now. Definitely The Boss to watch out for, keep reppin’ the city and all hoods alike, keep embracing in the act of educating our youth, letting them know dreams can come true, and it dedication and hard work that’ll get you there.

Believe. 



To keep up with this rocket if you can visit any of these sites to enjoy the ride.

http://www.pattydukes.com/

http://www.dreamyard.com/

http://www.circa95.com/Circa_95/CIRCA_95.html

http://ladiesloveproject.tumblr.com/

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LADIES LOVE PROJECT PRESENTS: HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP!

Shopping Event Showcases Brazen Art, Avant-Garde Fashion & Hand-Crafted Designs at the Brecht Forum!

NEW YORK, NY November 21, 2011 — On Saturday, December 17, 2011, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its third POP-UP SHOP at the West Village Brecht Forum, 451 West Street from 12pm – 8pm. The PROJECT, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY and sound sensation PattyDukes of the Circa95 duo, highlights some of NYC’s most creative underground artists and designers.  The one-day-only holiday event boasts an intimate, yet extraordinarily colorful market experience designed to familiarize consumers, media and tastemakers with established artists.


The large group of talented designers will be exhibiting one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted goods just in time for the holidays! Featured market designers and artists Toofly, Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, Vanilla Medallions, Marka27, Antonio Kel 5MH, while several other brands will be in attendance. Music across all genres will be provided by iPod DJ’s Rephstar (of Circa95), Ben Ferrari, Jacina Love, and Slik Nik The Ruler. A live broadcasting of the event will be streamed at www.Circa95.com, while complimentary holiday treats by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes and Mi Isla Coquito by Millie will help promote the holiday cheer! Exclusive event photography will be taken by Samantha Morales with video by Barrio Media.

 

The Brecht Forum, a celebrated art and community space located in Greenwhich Village plays host to the eclectic mix of prosperous and established talent. Art pieces on canvas, tote bags, jewelry, t-shirts, graffiti, live music—you name it— the LADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP doesn’t get any more New York than this! “Having the LADIES LOVE PROJECT POP-UP SHOP in our space was a perfect fit,” says Max, Manager of The Brecht Forum space. “All of the vendors have styles that honor old New York, but each demonstrates a unique progression with great, must-have, niche items.”

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About A Ladies Love Project:
A collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.com/) PattyDukes & Rephstar (www.circa95.com) and A.Mari of (www.onefokus.org) Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and of starting your own independent business. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to their community especially young women who look up and identify with them.


About TOOFLY:
Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an NYC artist, community builder, and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females in a male-dominated graffiti scene who created work to empower women. In 2007 she co-founded a 100+ international female arts collective she entitled YOUNITY. Toofly now runs a successful independent design company called STAY TRU where she consults, designs, and develops urban art youth workshops. Toofly’s constant and active role in her community allows her to stay true to her roots, as she continues to draw raw feelings from the ever-changing world around her. Her work has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found in various galleries, public walls, and print publications like Graffiti Women, Juxtapoz, and television programs like Latination TV.

About Patty Dukes:
Patty Dukes is Co-Founder of Circa ’95,a Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog, host an original web series and features innovative urban artists from around the world. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, the duo PattyDukes & Rephstar perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, and NinaSky. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. Circa ‘95 has recently released their debut EP titled “Free Lunch,” available via www.circa95.com.


About A.Mari:
Allison Maritza is Co-President of F.O.K.U.S. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” As a Colombian in Brooklyn, I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life.. art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”

About RephStar

RephStar is the Co-Founder of Circa ’95, a Hip-Hop music and media group.  As a MC, producer and mixed media visual artist, Reph visions his work as a reflection of the human experience through the eyes of the Hip-Hop generation.  HBO is currently featuring Circa ‘95 in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC.”  Reph’s production and voice is featured in the underground animated sensation Three Thug Mice and he is the founder of The Rhyme Factory, a non-profit organization set up to support youth as they pursue a career in Hip-Hop.  Circa '95 has recently released their debut EP titled “Free Lunch,” available via www.circa95.com.

LADIES LOVE PROJECT PRESENTS: HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP

FACT SHEET

Location:

The Brecht Forum

451 West Street between Bank & Bethune Streets)

New York, NY 10014

www.brechtforum.org

 

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011

Time: 12PM-8PM

 

Pop-Up Shop Vendors:

 

Circa95                        www.Circa95.com

Toofly NYC                    www.tooflynyc.com

Dahlia Soleil                  www.dahliasoleil.etsy.com

Pink Eye                        www.igotpinkeye.com
Marka27                        www.marka27.com

PaperSoul                        www.wix.com/papersoul/papersoul

Lipstick Manifesto            www.lipstickmanifesto.tumblr.com

Shirley Rodriguez            www.shotbyshirl.com

Vanilla Medallions            www.jenone.org

Good Wood NYC            www.goodwoodnyc.com

El Salonsito                        www.elsalonsito.com

Barrio Media                        www.barriomedia.com