FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.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 entreprenuership. Ladies Love Projectthrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to the community, reaching young women who are inspired by them.
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.
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.”
SPRING POP-UP SHOP FACT SHEET
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Location: Gallery 151
350 Bowery Street
New York, NY 10003
Pop-Up Shop Vendors:
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
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
ENDLESS NOISE www.endlessnoise.com
DAHLIA SOLEIL www.kallistifashion.com
Marthalicia Matarrita www.marthaliciaart.blogspot.com
TOUGH LOVE NYC www.toughlovenyc.com